Let’s Taco ‘Bout Our Favorite Tortillas
When we were looking for a tortilla maker to partner with in the early days of Sun Basket, Mi Rancho was the first brand that came to mind. “Mi Rancho tortillas are the only ones I’ve been cooking with for years, long before Sun Basket,” says Sun Basket Executive Chef Chef Justine Kelly. “They’re also my daughter’s favorite.”
Founded in 1939, Mi Rancho started out as a small Mexican grocery and bakery in Oakland, California. Back then the corn tortillas were made by hand in the back of the shop. Eighty years later, Mi Rancho produces over 4 million tortillas every day. The tortillas are made using the same ingredients—corn, lime, and water—the corn is still ground on hand-carved lava stones, but now the tortillas are shaped by machines rather than a crew of abuelas. The result is hearty tortillas that can be fried for tostadas, baked for chips, rolled into enchiladas, or simply folded for tacos.
You’ll find Mi Rancho tortillas on our menu most weeks in our tacos, tostadas, or enchiladas.