How to Take your Quesadillas to The Next Level

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As far as Tex-Mex favorites go, it doesn’t get much simpler than the humble quesadilla. In its most basic form, this dish consists of only two ingredients: two tortillas (or one tortilla folded in half) and a handful of shredded cheese. Melt the cheese inside the tortilla, cut it into wedges if you’d like, and that’s it. They’re warm, they’re …

Cooking with Cast Iron: a Tex-Mex Chef’s Secret Weapon

Posted in Mexican Food Recipes

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Picture this: you’re at your favorite Tex-Mex restaurant, trying to figure out what you want to eat…and suddenly, a server walks by with a plate of sizzling, perfectly grilled fajitas. The sound and scent create a veritable siren song that grabs your attention and refuses to let go.

Different Kinds of Cheeses Used in Tex-Mex Cooking

Posted in Tex Mex Recipes

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One of the major differences between authentic Mexican food and Tex-Mex food is the presence of cheese.  Americans love cheese—and we really love to add a lot of it to our Tex-Mex food!  But there are many, many varieties of cheese in this world. If you’re reading the menu at a Tex-Mex restaurant and an entrée is said to come …

All About Dia de Los Muertos

Posted in Holidays

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While many folks are gearing up to celebrate Halloween at the end of the month, there’s another fall holiday right around the corner: Día de Los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead.” Día de Los Muertos is observed from October 31st to November 2nd, and though Americans are slightly more aware of this event now than they were in decades …

Ghost Peppers, The “Spookiest” Tex Mex Ingredient Ever

Posted in Tex Mex Recipes

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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

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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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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

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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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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 …