You've made it the Final Module, congratulations!
In hopes of completing the transformation of your kitchen into an authentic Mexican cocina, I want to offer up this pantry list to ensure that you'll always have the option of making delicious, comforting Mexican meals at home.
Keep your kitchen stocked with these ingredients and they'll lead to all sorts of on-the-fly meals that will be easy and stress-free to make.
Sure, it's nice to cook dishes like Enchiladas Suizas and Beef Picadillo for family and friends, but I'll be the first to admit that there are multiple nights throughout the week where I am short on time, or patience, and just need some food NOW. Your knowledge of Salsas, sauces, and Guac, along with a stocked pantry, means that there are dozens of express meals you can make that might not come with an official recipe.
I'll include a few of those "recipes" in this Module, but you are welcome to get creative and alter them to your palate. Just consider them an idea generator. That's the beauty of Mexican cuisine -- now that you have the basics down the entire cuisine will open up for you.
I'll put the shopping list below. Most likely you are already buying a large portion of it; if you make a habit of including the other ingredients in your weekly shopping trip then your kitchen transformation will be complete!
You can print out the recipe box below by clicking Print.
Mexican Cooking Course pantry list
- 4 Avocados
- 5 Jalapenos
- 5 Serranos
- 4 Poblanos
- 2 cans Chipotles in Adobo
- 1 package Ancho dried chilis
- 10 Tomatoes, Roma (Plum)
- 10 Tomatillos
- 6 Onions
- 2 bulbs Garlic
- 1 bunch Cilantro
- 3 Potatoes
- 6 Limes
- 1 bag Rice (long grain)
- 2 cans whole Black Beans
- 2 cans refried Beans
- 1 bag dried Beans
- 1 package Flour Tortillas (burrito sized)
- 2 packages Corn Tortillas
- 1 dozen eggs
- Your Protein Source (chicken, tofu, beef, etc.)
- 1 package Cheese (Monterey Jack or Mozzarella)
- 2 quarts Stock (Chicken or Veggie)
- Cream (sour cream, creme fraiche, or Mexican Crema)
- 1 bottle hot sauce (I use Valentina)
- Kitchen Staples (salt, pepper, oil, cumin, Mexican oregano, chili powder)