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In Texas, folks know a little something about Mexican cuisine. One of the most beloved traditions of cuisines in the state, delicious Mexican flavors have been enjoyed for generations.  Some of the most mouth-watering staples are often saved for special occasions, when families have time to cook more labor-intensive meals, like tamales at Christmas time, barbacoa on a Sunday morning, a big pot of charro beans for a neighborhood gathering. Some meals are reserved for favorite restaurants, as it is hard to find the time to produce some specialties for taco night.

H-E-B understands that gathering to enjoy a meal at home means a little something more. On a regular weeknight, with these eight items you can produce a spread of the most authentic flavors composed of the finest ingredients, reminiscent of treasured family recipes. No matter how busy your family is, H-E-B Mi Tienda makes a remarkable meal possible on any night.

H-E-B Mi Tienda Fully Cooked Barbacoa and H-E-B Mi Tienda Marinated Meat makes preparing family favorites, typically reserved for special occasions, possible any day of the week. From package to fiesta in minutes, both of these tasty meat options are 100% beef and seasoned to perfection based on traditional Mexican flavors. Serve it in a taco, as the centerpiece of nachos, or even own its own for your next taco night.

Mi Tienda Ready to Eat Barbacoa
Mi Tienda Ready to Cook Flour Tortillas

H-E-B Mi Tienda Ready to Cook Flour Tortillas take all the fuss out making fresh-cooked flour tortillas. You can have the authentic taste of homemade tortillas within minutes. Don’t worry about taking out your mixing bowls and tortilla presses—just heat up your skillet or comal and watch these perfectly formed discs turn into wonderfully freckled, warm tortillas to pull together any meal. With H-E-B Mi Tienda, tasty tortillas are always only moments away.

H-E-B Mi Tienda Refried Pinto Beans With Chorizo bring the flavors of homecooked refried beans to the table without hours of cooking, mashing, and frying frijoles—it’s the next best thing to your momma’s homemade beans. You can leave your can opener in the drawer—simply open the pouch and heat the beans in the microwave or on the stovetop, serving up the tastes of Mexico on the fly. This meticulously crafted frijoles recipe brings out the flavor of chorizo, garlic, and tomatoes, a complex flavor combination that makes for a wonderful side dish, a base for tostadas, a layer in nachos—the options go on and on.

Mi Tienda Refried Pinto Beans With Chorizo
Mi Tienda Queso Fresco

H-E-B Mi Tienda Queso Fresco Cheese is the kind of ingredient that transforms something good into a memorable meal that will stick with folks for days, weeks, and years to come. It’s the little things in life that mean so much to people, and the added flourish of this queso is the finishing touch every meal deserves. Add a little creaminess to the top of those refried beans, a fresh element to steamy, out-of-the-oven enchiladas, or give a salty pop to some homemade elote.

H-E-B Mi Tienda Mexican Rice comes to the rescue on those nights when there isn’t any time to toast some rice, heat up some chicken broth, and break out the cutting boards to mince up some onion, garlic, and carrots. With choice ingredients seasoned with tomato paste and other authentic seasonings, let H-E-B do the leg work. Enjoy a delicious side the whole family will clamor for in minutes.

Mi Tienda Mexican Rice
Mi Tienda Nectars

H-E-B Mi Tienda Nectars provide the perfect counterpoint to the rich, savory entrées of this Mexican meal. With a variety of flavors such as Pear, Guava, and Mango, there are many sweet options to round out a satisfying family dinner. H-E-B Mi Tienda goes above and beyond to ensure the highest quality of ingredients are used, and the proof is in the flavors of this delicious line.

H-E-B Mi Tienda Candy is the perfect treat to indulge in after your meal. Sweet, spicy, and tart all wrapped into one delicious gummy, the H-E-B Mi Tienda Cercitas Aciditas offer a variety of flavors (favorites like tamarind, chamoy, and chile!) so there’s something for everyone at the table. Another traditional Mexican candy, Banditas Enchiladas have a sweet chewy base coated in a spicy chile powder that will keep your mouth watering for your next bite.

Mi Tienda Candy
Mi Tienda Dish Soap

H-E-B Mi Tienda Dish Soap was developed with fresh citrus fragrances evocative of Mexico. Try the grease-fighting power of the H-E-B Mi Tienda Limon Dish Soap, the perfect way to clean up after a delicious H-E-B Mi Tienda taco night. The refreshing scent makes cleaning up a pleasure all its own.    

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