Beginners Guide to cooking Mexican Food

  • Published on Jul 2, 2015
  • Welcome back to the second installment of Cooking Home School! Come hang out with the brothers for an hour and you might just be able to host a taco party for your friend or family by the end of the video. And always remember, there is no right way to cook... get in the kitchen and give it a try!
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    Mexican Food - BG Cooking Home School
    Skirt Steak
    Skirt Steak
    Crushed Garlic
    Grated Ginger
    Soy Sauce
    - In a bowl combine skirt steak with crushed garlic, grated ginger, vinegar, lime, soy sauce, cilantro, honey, salt, and pepper. Let it marinate while you make the remaining dishes.
    Corn Tortilla
    Masa (Ground Corn)
    - In a bowl add masa, followed by oil. Add water a mix until the consistency is similar to wet sand. Adjust with more masa if too sticky, add water if it's too dry and cracks. Let it sit for a few minutes. Break off pieces and roll into balls. Place between 2 sheets of saran rap or zip lock bags. Using a heavy pot or pan press until flat. Place in a pan on medium heat, flipping. Remove and stack tortillas to let them steam.
    Pico de Gallo
    Ripe Tomatoes
    Red Onion
    - Chop tomato, onion, jalapêno, and cilantro. In a bowl combine, add lime juice, season with salt and pepper. Mix.
    Diablo Mango Salsa
    Red Onion
    Cayenne Pepper Powder
    - In a blender combine mango, who jalapeno, lime juice, red onion, chile, cayenne pepper powder, and salt. Blend until smooth. Be careful it's spicy!
    Red Onion
    Water or Stock
    - If using canned beans drain and rinse. Chop red onion and garlic. In a pot heat oil on medium heat, add onions and garlic and sweat out. Once soft, add beans. Season with salt and cumin. Add water and crush beans. The beans will absorb the water and become thick, almost like a bean paste.
    Avocado Cilantro Creamy Sauce
    Sour Cream
    - In a blender combine avocado, cilantro, sour cream, water and season with salt and pepper. Blend until smooth.
    Tortilla Chips
    Corn Tortillas
    Garlic Powder
    - Cut tortillas into quarters. In a bowl mix paprika, salt, sugar, garlic powder, and cumin. In a pan heat oil and shallow fry tortillas until golden and bubbling stops. Drain on a paper towel. While hot sprinkle chips with seasoning.
    Assemble your tacos, and enjoy this glorious Mexican feast!

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Comments • 571

  • Dimitar Komitov
    Dimitar Komitov 5 days ago

    why are you putting so much salt in everything?

  • ClaudiousMaximus
    ClaudiousMaximus 6 days ago

    where are this guys from?? Armenia? Lebanon?

  • aeldukair
    aeldukair 7 days ago

    the guy in red makes this cooking show go from a quick 5 min to 53:31

  • Cherilyn Soto
    Cherilyn Soto 10 days ago

    Does it have to be instant masa for the tortillas? Or does regular masa work the same way?

  • Joaquin Etchegoyen
    Joaquin Etchegoyen 20 days ago

    was that a trailer park boys reference at 12:02 ?? one of the funniest ricky moments

  • bbstucki
    bbstucki Month ago

    Finally! Someone who acknowledges that flank and skirt steak are NOT CHEAP. I get so irritated when chefs are like, "this is one if the cheapest cuts of beefs." Then you go to the grocery store and flank steak is $10 a pound, same as the freakin Ribeye.

  • Neo Prototype
    Neo Prototype Month ago +1

    This was fucking disgusting. The "recipes" are horrendous as if they got them from a Taco Bell menu. They also will probably kill you from contamination, the guy can't stop licking his fingers (even licked raw meat marinade) and he used the same raw-meat cutting board for the cooked meat without washing. I wonder how many people they've gotten sick with their "business."

  • Julie Boulogne
    Julie Boulogne Month ago

    I binge watch your videos since last week and I love your way to teach... you are really creative. Your channel doesn t look like other yt cooking channel at aaaaall!! Love from France

  • Dreamingrightnow
    Dreamingrightnow Month ago

    Interesting guide to Jewish brothers approximating Mexican food, lol. Nothin' wrong with fusion doh.

  • Brisa Celeste
    Brisa Celeste 2 months ago +1

    Can you try to make PUPUSAS?!!!! They are from el salvador :)

  • theshift2010
    theshift2010 2 months ago

    Really enjoyed watching your videos today. Just found you guys on TVclip.

  • Jason Ripley
    Jason Ripley 3 months ago

    .....And white rice ;) ..... and if you can do the queso I'll subscribe

  • Jason Ripley
    Jason Ripley 3 months ago

    Will you guys please do a copycat video on all of Chipotles's salsas and meats???? You guys are good enough where you can probably get it exact!

  • Karla Noara
    Karla Noara 3 months ago

    As a suggestion, in a video so long, please, show the minutes of each recipe in description. Thanks!

  • kathy jones
    kathy jones 3 months ago

    Brothers Green curse to much.

  • no never
    no never 3 months ago

    Everything was going okay until you sneezed into your hands and didn’t wash them.

  • oooCarnieGirlooo
    oooCarnieGirlooo 4 months ago

    I wanna Brothers Green tortilla press!

  • Evol1HipHop
    Evol1HipHop 4 months ago

    Subliminal message @ 4:09. Lol. A frame of the beans and ground beef snuck in there...good stuff though. Dope to see you guys making homemade tortilla.

  • jlusk999
    jlusk999 4 months ago

    it might be good but i've never seen ginger in any of the Diana Kennedy or Rick Bayless books I have. Rick DOES use soy and/or worcestershire occasionally but always mentions it's not traditional.

  • Trevor Bom
    Trevor Bom 4 months ago

    You should add a website where u can list available ingredients and it takes u too a video of yalls that contains the ingredient you have

  • Yokeswaran
    Yokeswaran 4 months ago

    Yes guys, you've started on "high" note

  • TheLun4tic
    TheLun4tic 4 months ago +1

    what can you do if Skirt Steak is not available in your area? Can you substitute it with Flank Steak?

  • MSC DA
    MSC DA 4 months ago

    Made me hungry again. Thank you.

  • TheUnatuber
    TheUnatuber 5 months ago

    'cuz if you want real Mexican food, go to a couple of Jewish brothers!

  • ncooty
    ncooty 5 months ago

    @2:18 You're more right than you may know. Fajitas are made from that cut. "Fajita" means "little cummerbund".

    EDGE LENNOX 5 months ago +1


  • RoboGraham
    RoboGraham 5 months ago

    What kind of vinegar up in that marinade?

  • *
    * 5 months ago

    Fact: Mexican food is the most extensive, most varied, diet in the world. No... not all Mexicans eat beans, tortillas, tacos, or burritos. In fact burritos are an American creation. Coastal Mexicans, Northern Mexicans, Southern Mexicans, and and Western Mexicans have their own culture and diet. Rick Baylee’s Is the only white chef who knows the proper way of preparing traditional Mexican food. He also knows the culture, history, and traditions of our beautiful Mexico!

  • Will M
    Will M 5 months ago

    One brother is nice, the other one seems fucked up lol😂

  • Gilbert Cruz
    Gilbert Cruz 5 months ago

    Your cookies very good food wow 😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😍😍😍😍😍😍

  • Hannah Cwik
    Hannah Cwik 6 months ago

    Seeing you guys cook Vietnamese cuisine would be awesome!

  • More del Valle
    More del Valle 7 months ago

    LatinAmerican here, it made me so happy seeing them use MASECA, most people that I have seen just buy the tortilla. Fun fact: in Honduras (were I live) El Pico de Gallo it's call Chimol :)

  • kiraPh1234k
    kiraPh1234k 7 months ago

    If you're going to use cilantro, make sure nobody hates it. There are some people who taste it as soap, so to those people it is one of the least appetizing things you could add.

  • Awenda
    Awenda 8 months ago

    Why do people add fat to hamburger that is normally 30% fat? Otherwise, informative.

  • liznewark
    liznewark 8 months ago

    I've been struggling with making tortillas and this helped alot! Thanks!

  • Brigitte Holder-Francis

    Marvellous 🦋🖤🦋

  • Karla Ristow
    Karla Ristow 8 months ago

    Enjoy cooking if it were not for the unnecessary foul language, will not watch more

  • Awenda
    Awenda 8 months ago

    Is there another camera that doesn’t work because you keep going to it. Food looks great though.

  • M Riv
    M Riv 9 months ago

    White boys making Mexican food lol get outttt

  • Natasha Salehi
    Natasha Salehi 9 months ago

    We use salsa maggi which is similar to soy and Worcester sauce.

  • Natasha Salehi
    Natasha Salehi 9 months ago

    We eat fresh flour tortillas in the north - Sonora. So much better than the packaged stuff.

  • ZanesFacebook
    ZanesFacebook 9 months ago

    Love the six bottles of soy sauce in the bottom shelf of the fridge door

  • ZanesFacebook
    ZanesFacebook 9 months ago

    All these people complaining about the sneezing and the nose wiping and the finger licking... Maybe you shouldn't watch this. I've been in many kitchens that serve the public and this is pretty normal.
    If you can't maintain visual sight of the person making your food, I GUARANTEE this is exactly what's going on

  • ZanesFacebook
    ZanesFacebook 9 months ago

    Fun fact, that "weird juice" you get in a can of beans is called Aquafaba and it's used for many things. Most common is making vegan mayonnaise.

  • Dan Crowley
    Dan Crowley 9 months ago

    loved it great fun wkd food

  • Dwaine Sweet
    Dwaine Sweet 9 months ago

    I love your videos very informative you guys are great. Can you please stop touching your nose, and wash your hands after sneezing.

  • robert10197
    robert10197 9 months ago

    ya'll use a lot of oil..... not healthy

  • chrishenry0015
    chrishenry0015 10 months ago

    I hate ginger. What do you suggest as a sub?

  • Manny
    Manny 10 months ago

    Josh looks like a curly headed Jew. Nah, just kidding. Just discovered you guys' channel and I'm enjoying it very much! I like how down to earth y'all are. Keep it up, guys!

  • Michael Edwards
    Michael Edwards 10 months ago

    I’m a newbie and I love your videos thank you for your work humor and diligence providing us with great recipes and ideas.

  • Michael Edwards
    Michael Edwards 10 months ago

    I make a hot sauce that is a lacto fermentation in which I use Jalapeño, Serano, Anaheim, Habanero, Red Ghost Carolina Reapers, I make a very large amount of this of course there are many other ingredients in it such as Hibiscus, Star Anise Garlic, and so much more anyways it’s pretty hot and it is rare that someone wants some straight up, however I take a very little amount and use this to make a variety of other sauces and salsa.

  • AndrewDangerously
    AndrewDangerously 10 months ago

    Very entertaining videos, it's nice to see how you can have fun with the cooking process and make good meals on a budget for yourself. You have some really bad food safety habits. You can get away with some of that stuff when you cook for yourself but you should be more careful when instructing people how to cook for others. Not washing hands, sneezing into your hands, cutting raw tomatoes on a cutting board with raw meat, etc.

  • Sergio Delgado
    Sergio Delgado 10 months ago

    onions fresh epazote and a little oil on the beans that all

  • Sergio Delgado
    Sergio Delgado 10 months ago

    you should slightly slice diagonally the skirt steak on top like a baked ham try it marinated with lime and salt awesome

  • Noah Gonzalez
    Noah Gonzalez 11 months ago

    Honestly the best way i marinated skirt steak is with cumin garlic and beer best combo!

  • Connor Greth
    Connor Greth 11 months ago

    I am still waiting on that tortilla press!

  • ultrarunner0476
    ultrarunner0476 11 months ago

    love the bro science. lol


    Blur the harry pits

    GERA GALLEGOS 11 months ago

    Where the tongue at?

  • Enrique Ortega
    Enrique Ortega 11 months ago

    Pretty good except for the cinnamon beans haha, never saw that before in my 30 years of being Mexican, but anyway, love your videos 👌

  • Lana Sumner
    Lana Sumner 11 months ago

    You Cut your finger, but did not wash your hands. A piece of Marsa fell on the floor and you through it away lol

  • Lana Sumner
    Lana Sumner 11 months ago

    That is so funny it must be hot

  • whydoievenbothertoputthishere

    Watch this with 2x speed xD

  • Ri0tz
    Ri0tz 11 months ago

    Literally made with blood, sweat, and tears.

  • Víctor Guzman
    Víctor Guzman Year ago +3

    Those are the worst tortillas I've ever seen

  • Sela P
    Sela P Year ago

    Hilarious guys

  • Hagfan789
    Hagfan789 Year ago

    Congrats on the smallest kitchen ever. Good vid...good food.

  • Cory Nathan
    Cory Nathan Year ago


  • MatthewNJDavis
    MatthewNJDavis Year ago

    Is that really supposed to be enough food for 5-10 people? Is it an appetiser..?
    I suppose I can see why I have weight issues. :/

  • dobybeau
    dobybeau Year ago

    Cilantro tastes like SOAP !! Don't assume that people like it.

  • Brian Catudal
    Brian Catudal Year ago

    What do you guys know about Mexican food?

  • Brian Carbajal
    Brian Carbajal Year ago +1

    Shit man skirt where I’m from is like $8 a pound. I remember growing up it was like only a dollar and some change a pound and then everyone started eating it and it went through the roof!

  • Metatron Omega
    Metatron Omega Year ago +2

    jajaja i am mexican an this no is mexican food an this guacamole no is guacamole learn more about mexican food boys and no use much fucking spices no is indian food

  • Logan  Weiss
    Logan Weiss Year ago

    I vote for tortilla press

  • ghesak
    ghesak Year ago

    Mexican here studying and living in Europe, I was brownsing for some cooking ideas, good job guys your channel is awesome!

  • Patrick Wallen
    Patrick Wallen Year ago

    Do some Puerto Rican food

  • N A
    N A Year ago

    I use a square Pyrex dish to flatten my tortillas it works really well

  • David Ayres
    David Ayres Year ago

    I'm a retired carpenter, so when giving instructions for my grandkids on cutting onions, it's planks, boards, and blocks.

  • bob bob
    bob bob Year ago

    Hi Susan- I told you these guys are awesome !!

  • Yoloxi Diaz
    Yoloxi Diaz Year ago

    Salt or oil don't go in tortillas.😯

  • Tyler Hobbs
    Tyler Hobbs Year ago

    Your intro is a joke. Tetris

  • Darshan Bhambhani

    Look at how many Mexicans calling the brothers "white boy" in the comment, and they say whites people are racist

  • Kennadea
    Kennadea Year ago +1

    In love with these long ass videos. So real.

  • Reuben M
    Reuben M Year ago

    Love your stuff... when I can hear/understand it. Which is more rare than it should be. On a laptop, even with volume up-- EVEN WITH HEADPHONES-- you're often unintelligible. Get a coupla cheap lav mics PLEEEEASE.

  • Heather B
    Heather B Year ago


  • J Sal
    J Sal Year ago

    Did anyone screen flash at 41:08?

  • Alexis Omar Torres Suárez

    That sauce only need a little of water, that's all.

  • Alec Monaghan
    Alec Monaghan Year ago

    "Speaking of grating, let's grate a little ginger, grab my grater" "Well that's just f*ckin great" lmao

  • Kat H.
    Kat H. Year ago

    did he just make the salsa on the meat cutting board in meat blood? oooookaaaayyyy

  • RedWizardMagic
    RedWizardMagic Year ago +1

    You should make a mexican 'raw food' video. I thrive on meal prep meals, but they are so plain tasting. I would love a raw food mexican meal prep video from you guys. Including meat. That afcourse has to be cooked.

  • dianita LH
    dianita LH Year ago +1

    Everything looks good, besides from your blended "diablo salsa", we Mexicans never blend a salsa with raw ingredients, always grill them or cook them prior to blend them. 👍

  • absmooth
    absmooth Year ago

    these guys cook like stoners lol, but I love it. and dont any mexicans try to say"this isnt traditional" Im mexican and you know mexicans dont care about "traditional" because in our kitchens FRESH HOMEMADE=TRADITIONAL MEXICAN. lmao but the only funny thing is the portions on those tacos were a little silly!

  • Brenda Dias
    Brenda Dias Year ago

    Ginger ? Se do not use fingir, soy sauce, honey .... nor vinegar on the Stake.... That is oriental..... Other than that i like you guys..

  • Jeffrey Martin
    Jeffrey Martin Year ago +5

    You guys are definitely beginners!

  • ThePatoquijada
    ThePatoquijada Year ago

    Not mexican get out

  • Leah Stokes
    Leah Stokes Year ago

    A little late, but a sauce that I've seen used a lot (at least in Guadalajara) is salsa maggi which is similar to soy sauce. So it's not really cheating lol. ;)

  • tyrus thomas
    tyrus thomas Year ago

    You guys are by far my favorite food related channel. You show good food doesnt have to be fancy and expensive. Plus your attitudes are alot like mine so I just feel like I can relate

  • MultiRay666
    MultiRay666 Year ago

    Mexican food. Haaaaaaa.

  • Michael Burke
    Michael Burke Year ago +2

    Love these videos... except...the little guy, the one always smiling at himself in the monitor... needs to be wearing a shirt with a big "C" on it... the health inspection grade. Here he is running his hands through his hair just before kneading the masa... here sneezing...and all this while knowing he's on camera

  • JaniGavina
    JaniGavina Year ago

    @brothersgreeneats I am Mexican and although I would love to have fresh tortillas every time I have Mexican food (which is often) sometimes it's not possible. I highly recommend a very popular brand here in the Chicago area called El Milagro. Their yellow corn tortillas are great. BTW thank you for staying true to the Mexican flavors! Big ups