Ghost Peppers, The “Spookiest” Tex Mex Ingredient Ever

Posted in Tex Mex Recipes

peppers

With Halloween fast approaching, we’d like to take a moment to spotlight a decidedly spooky ingredient that’s been turning heads in the culinary world for the last decade or so. Though they’re not native to Texas or Mexico, ghost peppers have gained popularity among Tex Mex connoisseurs due to their incredible heat—and thus their ability to produce new, “extreme” takes …

Spanish Words That Every Tex Mex Lover Should Know

Posted in History

spanish

Today, we’re going to discuss some Spanish words and phrases that commonly appear on the menus at Tex Mex restaurants.  But since long lists of facts can be a bit boring, we’re going to spice things up a bit.  Get out a writing utensil and a piece of scratch paper, because it’s time for a multiple-choice vocabulary quiz!

Preparing Tex Mex in a Slow Cooker

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tex mex slow cooker

Let’s talk about slow cookers. These handy little devices, commonly referred to as “Crock-Pots” (though that name is actually trademarked), have been part of American culinary culture since the 1970s. Now, when the topic of slow cooking comes up, people tend to think of pot roasts or casseroles.

The Best Twists on Queso

Posted in Mexican Food Recipes

queso dip

Queso is absolutely a quintessential Tex-Mex entrée; nothing quite says, “Let’s get this party started!” like a big bowl of ooey, gooey, savory cheese dip surrounded by baskets of tortilla chips. Whether you’re a fan of dipping individual chips into the community queso bowl or dumping a handful of chips onto your plate and then smothering them all with a …

Tex Mex Entrees for Sandwich Lovers

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quesadilla

Sandwiches were invented with convenience and portability in mind. Those characteristics, paired with their ease of preparation and sheer diversity of customization options, make them a popular meal all around the world. But when people think of Tex Mex foods, sandwiches usually don’t make the cut. Simply put, if a place bills itself as a Tex Mex eatery, you’re far …

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: Cocktail Combinations for Brunch

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bloody mary

One of the main reasons that Mattito’s truly loves brunch is because the food and drink options are nearly endless. You’re able to order breakfast or lunch entrées, and while non-alcoholic thirst-quenchers are always available, diners are allowed—even encouraged!—to “have a drink” during daylight hours.

Best Beverages for Cooling Your Tongue After a Spicy Bite of Food

Posted in Family dining

margarita

Let’s be honest: if you’re not a fan of spicy food, then the thought of trying a new Tex-Mex entrée can be a bit…intimidating. Tex-Mex comes in all different flavors and temperatures, but its reputation for heat is often what sticks out in people’s minds. In fact, this distinction is enough to make some folks cling to what they know …

The Hottest Hot Sauces

Posted in Tex Mex Recipes

hot sauce

Chile peppers are part and parcel of Tex-Mex cooking, and some naturally have more of a kick than others. Some Tex-Mex lovers, however, really like the hot stuff, and add hot sauce to their Tex-Mex to really spice things up. And that’s fine, because spiciness is what makes Tex-Mex great.

Essential Cooking Tools for Making Tex-Mex at Home

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hot fajitas pan

If you love to cook, then chances are, you’ve fantasized—at least once—about having an enormous, extensively-stocked kitchen with every tool that a chef could ever need (or want). Some dishes are difficult, frustrating, or even impossible to make without the right equipment, and many others can be improved exponentially when certain utensils enter the fray. Tex-Mex cuisine is no exception …

Dog Friendly Restaurants in DFW

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dog friendly patio

If you work during the day and own a dog, you’re probably used to coming home in the afternoon or evening and being greeted by your canine companion. After hours apart, dogs tend to be genuinely happy and relieved to see their owners, and they’re not afraid to show it! It’s not uncommon, then, for people to feel guilty about …