Celebrate Labor Day with Easy Tex Mex Barbecue

Posted in Holidays, Mexican Food Recipes

Labor Day 2014 arrives on September 1. It came about as a federal holiday in 1894 after President Grover Cleveland wasn’t able to break up a railroad strike. It’s observed on the first Monday of every September. During the height of the Industrial Revolution in the late 1800s, the average non-farm worker worked 12-hour days and often seven days a …

Why is Flan so Popular in Mexico?

Posted in Food and Fun, Mexican Food Recipes

If you have a sweet tooth and decide to have some dessert after your meal here at Mattito’s, you’ll notice that one of our desserts (our desserts are under Postres on our menu) is flan. Flan is a type of egg custard that came to Latin America via Spain. It usually is covered by melted caramel. It dates back to …

Tacos vs. Hamburgers: Which is Better for You?

Posted in Food and Fun, Healthy Eating

Americans love both hamburgers and tacos. So much do U.S. citizens love both, one could almost rephrase the old saying “American as apple pie,” to “American as hamburgers and tacos.” The HuffingtonPost.com reported in July 2013 (from information gathered from PBS.org in 2012) that Americans eat almost 50 billion (yes, BILLION) hamburgers a year. That comes to three hamburgers for …

How to Make the Perfect Fajijta

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Fajitas probably are the healthiest of Tex-Mex dishes: there are no hard or soft shells (no starch and trans fat) and there is no cheese. (Fat! And calories!). You can use lean beef to stay away from fatty meats. And you can include as many healthy vegetables as your plate will hold. There’s just nothing not to love about a …