Most “Mexican” food north of the border is Tex Mex, right? Sort of. True, we Texans are a proud bunch who love seeing our state’s namesake emblazoned on the cuisine. But the fact remains that there are other regions who definitely put both their own spin on it, and also lay claim by name. Whether you realize it or not, …
How to Take your Quesadillas to The Next Level
As far as Tex-Mex favorites go, it doesn’t get much simpler than the humble quesadilla. In its most basic form, this dish consists of only two ingredients: two tortillas (or one tortilla folded in half) and a handful of shredded cheese. Melt the cheese inside the tortilla, cut it into wedges if you’d like, and that’s it. They’re warm, they’re …
Cooking with Cast Iron: a Tex-Mex Chef’s Secret Weapon
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
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 …
Tex-Mex vs Cal-Mex Food
Just as Tex-Mex food is traditional Mexican fare with a Texas twist, Cal-Mex food is traditional Mexican fare with a California twist. Simple, right?
Popular Tex Mex Desserts
Let’s be honest: the only thing that truly goes with Tex Mex food is more Tex Mex food. So, for a truly complete meal, you’ll need to go all out with Tex Mex appetizers, Tex Mex entrées, and Tex Mex beverages. It just makes sense!
Tex-Mex Easter Ham Recipe
If you are looking for something different this Easter, try a little Tex-Mex. Here are two recipes for a great Easter dinner: chipotle-pineapple glazed ham and green chile cornbread, two great dishes to get your Easter dinner going. These come from DivineDinnerParty.com.
5 Tips for Grilling a Great Fajita
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 …
An Almost Foolproof Way to Perfect Menudo
Menudo or pancita is a traditional Mexican dish made with beef stomach, or tripe, in a broth with a red chili pepper base. (You can find the recipe at allrecipes.com.)
The Best Way to Work Tex-Mex into Your Children’s Diets
The title may be a little misleading. After all, getting your kids to eat Tex-Mex is hardly work at all! What kid doesn’t love all that gooey cheese, beef, pork, chicken, beans, and salsa? Tex-Mex was practically made for kids.
Why the Difference Between Tex-Mex and Cal-Mex Food Matters
Of course it does! If you live in California, you know the best Mexican food is in the Golden State. And if you live in Texas, you are just as convinced that the best Tex-Mex food comes from the Lone Star State.
How to Transition to Hotter Tex-Mex Dishes
Some people love Tex-Mex food but have trouble handling the spicier stuff like chili peppers. This bothers them because they know that the hotter foods can really add to the taste and overall eating experience of Tex-Mex. So, the question is, how do they get used to eating spicier foods? Here are a few ideas from food experts.