Mexican at Home!

Mexican at Home!

The main ingredient of this dish is ground meat, so it's inexpensive to make, yet great to serve to guests too. Homemade tortillas are very moist! Make them to your desired size.

Ingredients: 4-6 servings

*Chili con carne
Mixed ground beef and pork
200 g
Olive oil
1 tablespoon
1 clove
Kidney beans
1 can
Canned diced tomatoes
5 tablespoons
Salt and pepper
a small amount
(Spices) A
A: Chili powder, Cinnamon powder
1 teaspoon each
A: Cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon
A: Garlic powder (optional)
1/4 teaspoon
Coriander (optional)
as needed
Lime or lemon
Jalapeño (optional)
to taste
Salt and pepper
a small amount
Bread (strong) flour
50 g
Corn flour
100 g
1/2 cup
a small amount
Olive oil
1 tablespoon
*Toppings (to taste)
Cream cheese, lettuce, tomatoes
as needed


1. *Chili con carne: Chop the garlic and onions. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and fry the garlic.
2. When the garlic becomes fragrant, add the onions and ground meat, and brown the meat; the fat will turn whitish.
3. Add the canned kidney beans (drained), canned tomatoes, ketchup, and (A) spices, and simmer.
4. After simmering for about 10 minutes over medium heat, add salt, pepper and chopped coriander.
5. *Tortillas: Put all the dry ingredients in a bowl, add the salt and olive oil, and lightly mix. Gather the mixture to form a dough, adding the water little by little.
6. Knead by hand until it's no longer floury. Form the dough into a ball, wrap with cling film, and let it rest for more than 30 minutes.
7. Divide the dough into 16 even portions. Dust the cutting board with some flour, and roll the dough out to circles using a rolling pin (about 7 cm diameter).
8. *If you like it larger, divide the dough into 8 portions. (About 15 cm diameter.) Heat a frying pan over medium heat, and fry both sides of Step 7 until brown.
9. *Guacamole: Peel the avocados (don't discard the pits), put them in a bowl, add salt, pepper and lime or lemon juice, and mix until smooth.
10. Add jalapeño to taste. Add the avocado pit that you set aside. The avocado pit in the guacamole helps maintain good color. Serve the guacamole with the pit inside.
11. *Cut the toppings into your desired sizes. (We use lettuce, tomatoes, coriander and cream cheese.)

Story Behind this Recipe

When I was posted overseas, there was no Mexican restaurant. But I had a craving for Mexican food, so I made it myself.
Since then, this dish has become our standard menu in our family.