Tacos vs. Hamburgers: Which is Better for You?

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There’s no denying it. Americans love both hamburgers and tacos. Like, alot. So much so that one could almost rephrase the old saying “American as apple pie,” to “American as hamburgers and tacos” without ever missing a beat. In fact, HuffingtonPost.com reported in July 2013 (from information gathered from PBS.org in 2012) that Americans eat almost 50 billion (yes, BILLION) …

Why is Flan so Popular in Mexico?

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If you have a sweet tooth and decide to have some dessert after your meal here at Mattito’s or while hanging out during happy hour, 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. You know the one. …

Typical Foods Served During the Christmas Season in Mexico

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The holiday travel season is fast approaching. For kicks, let’s say you’re headed south of the border this season and will be spending time in Mexico over the holiday break. Let’s also assume that you’ll be foregoing a formal hotel stay and opting for short-term stint with a Mexican family. We’re sure you want to come prepared to celebrate all …

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

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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 …

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 …