Are you eating enough Tex-Mex? Here are some signs that maybe you are not getting your minimum daily requirements of some of that good old Tex-Mex cooking.
- You smell hot dogs or hamburgers cooking on the barbeque, but all you can think about are steak fajitas or beef chili.
You’re not thinking about that burger with tomato, onion and lettuce on top. Oh no, you’re thinking about that delicious skirt steak still sizzling just off the grill, the aroma of cumin, lime juice, chili powder, and garlic rising up with the steam. And you’re smelling those peppers and onions, the aroma mixing with the marinade.
Then, your mind turns to that bowl of chili you had. When was it? You can’t remember exactly, so you know it’s been too long. You start thinking about those thick hunks of beef chuck, nicely browned. Then you begin reminiscing about those chilis – Costeno, Choricero, Arbol, Cascabel, Ancho, and Mulatto that give the dish its rich, spicy flavor. It’s about this time that your mouth starts to water.
- You grab a bag of chips while watching TV, and begin craving some Texas nachos.
You’re looking at the potato chip, but all you see are those yellow corn tortilla chips, covered with gooey cheese and a slice of jalapeno on top.
And that brings to mind a good queso dip, particularly the one you had at your friend’s house the other week while watching the basketball game. Made with Monterey Jack and sharp cheddar cheese, it was also loaded with spices such as garlic, cumin, chili powder, and oregano. And to top it all off, it was filled with ground beef chuck. Mmmmm!
- You are tucking into those scrambled eggs for breakfast, and realize you could have had a breakfast taco instead.
You immediately start thinking that those eggs would really look good inside a nice warm tortilla, with some potatoes, cheese, beans, and chorizo.
You begin to wonder when the last time was you had a good migas for breakfast, with those eggs fried in the skillet, along with the tortilla strips, salsa, cheese, and jalapeno peppers.
After finishing your eggs, you pull out your phone and dial up Mattito’s to make reservations.
Stop by one of our locations near you soon.
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