The Hottest Hot Sauces

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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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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

Posted in Family dining, Tex Mex Recipes

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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

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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:

“Mexican” Foods They Don’t Have in Mexico

Posted in Mexican Food Recipes, Tex Mex Recipes

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Not too long ago, we discussed the core ingredients of a Tex-Mex meal. And in that post, we acknowledged that many Tex-Mex ingredients are much more common in America than they are in Mexico. Well, some Tex-Mex foods are entirely American inventions—though they may have been inspired by traditional dishes, they’ve wandered pretty far from their roots! Here are four …

5 Tips for Grilling a Great Fajita

Posted in Healthy Eating, Mexican Food Recipes, Tex Mex Recipes

What’s the most common reaction when someone says fajitas? Mmmmmmm! It’s a meal that you hear as well as see – the sound of that sizzling steak is the first thing to catch your attention. Then there is the smell of that buttery, juicy beef, along with guacamole, pico de gallo, and sour cream. By the time the plate is …

Vegan Tacos: 2 Recipes

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If you are a vegan and avoid any type of meat, that doesn’t mean you have to give up great Tex-Mex cooking. Tex-Mex features a wide variety of vegetables as well, enough to satisfy even the most particular of vegans. As an example, here are two recipes for vegan tacos.

In Honor of St. Patrick’s Day: A Tex-Mex Stew

Posted in Holidays, Mexican Food Recipes, Tex Mex Recipes

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Ireland is famous the world over for its Irish stew, a traditional folk dish. There is some disagreement over the required ingredients, but it usually consists of lamb, potatoes, carrots, onions, and parsley. People began cooking the dish back around 1800.

Getting Ready for the Holidays: A Mexican Christmas Salad

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In Mexico, Christmas is celebrated from December 12 to January 6. From December 16 to Christmas Eve, children take part in what is called a Posada procession. Posada means inn or lodging in Spanish. There are nine of these processions. They are meant to celebrate the search of Joseph and Mary for a place to stay. During this time, the …