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 …
Ghost Peppers, The “Spookiest” Tex Mex Ingredient Ever
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 …
Preparing Tex Mex in a 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.
Essential Cooking Tools for Making Tex-Mex at Home
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 …
Chorizo: Your New Favorite Tex Mex Brunch Entree
Like avocados, chorizo is one of those Tex-Mex staples that has seemingly surged in popularity in the last few years. Every day, more and more people are trying chorizo for the first time and discovering that they love it, but the dish’s funny-sounding name and interesting texture can lead to confusion—sometimes with hilarious results.
Weekends are Made for Brunchers
Dear Readers, today’s post must begin with a confession: Mattito’s is an avid supporter of brunch. Eating brunch, making brunch plans, the whole concept of brunch…we love it. But does that news really surprise anyone? After all, it’s very hard for a person to actively dislike brunch. Not when it comes with the following perks, anyway:
Some great tex-mex recipes for cinco de mayo
April is more than halfway over, and May will soon be upon us. That can only mean one thing: Cinco de Mayo! This holiday is a great opportunity to appreciate Mexican culture, whether it’s by studying history, attending music and dance recitals, viewing artwork, or—of course—eating traditional food! Many folks are content to just patronize Tex-Mex restaurants on May fifth, …
Why Tex-Mex Food is Good for Your Love Life
Valentine’s Day is just couple of weeks away! It’s a day for lovers – and for lovers of Tex-Mex food. There is no better place to go on Valentine’s Day than a Tex-Mex restaurant, no better thing to do at home than make a Tex Mex meal with your sweetheart.
December 3 is National Apple Pie Day: Tex-Mex Apple Pies
You can’t get more American than apple pie. But if you are looking for something a little different to celebrate National Apple Pie Day on December 3, you can try a Tex-Mex version of this American staple. It’s just as delicious as the ones grandma used to make.
Tips for Cooking Healthy Tex-Mex Food at Home
Tex-Mex fans know how good Tex Mex tastes, but that great taste sometimes comes at the expense of our waistline. When you add all that cheese and sour cream and those refried beans and beef, that’s a big dose of foods that are anything but heart healthy. So, if you are cooking Tex Mex at home, and you want to …
November 6 is National Nachos Day: Some Great Recipes
In case you didn’t know, November 6 is a very important day for Tex-Mex food lovers everywhere. It is National Nachos Day! And who doesn’t love nachos? Even the President of the United States is a nachos lover. He says that if you put a plate of nachos in front of him, he would eat them until guacamole is coming …
A Great Beef Taquito Recipe
Taquitos are similar to tacos, only more fun to eat. People in Mexico usually deep fry them, but you can bake them also. It is not as hard to do and it is better for you. The tortillas still get nicely browned. Serve your taquitos with sour cream and salsa. Taquitos with guacamole on top. Here’s a recipe we found …
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