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) …

Celebrate Earth Day with Organic Tex Mex Food

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Everybody is more health conscious these days, and more aware of living in harmony with our environment. Earth Day, April 22, is one manifestation of that attitude. Another example of this concern is the trend toward eating organic – food that has not been treated with any type of chemical, which many contend are not good for our environment. So, …

Recipe for the Ultimate Tex Mex Burrito

Posted in Tex Mex Recipes

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If you’re going to eat a burrito, you might as well make sure it’s a “wet” burrito, which is a burrito smothered in red chili sauce (such as enchilada sauce) with melted shredded cheese added to its top. (Important note: a wet burrito often is so drenched with chili sauce that you’ll need to eat it with a knife and …

Menudo Done Right

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Have you heard that menudo is, well, disgusting? Not tasty? Just plain ugh!? If so, then you haven’t had menudo done right, because when menudo is cooked and made correctly – OMG! It’s heaven on earth. We kid you not. For the uninitiated, menudo is a traditional Mexican soup made primarily of – are you ready? – a cow stomach …

Why Isn’t Dessert as Popular in Mexico as in the U.S?

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Actually, the title above is a bit misleading: it’s not that Mexico residents don’t like desserts as much as Americans do, it’s just that they like desserts that are more subtle in their sweetness. U.S. desserts tend to be exceptionally sweet – a bit too much so by Mexico standards. Traditional Mexican desserts usually were pudding, custard or cooked fresh …

Day of the Dead Explained

Posted in Holidays

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The Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) takes place every year on November 1 and 2 (which are the Catholic holidays of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day) in Mexico and places in the U.S. where many Mexican immigrants and their descendants live (such as the Dallas region). While somewhat similar to Halloween (in that both holidays …

Fun Mexican Dishes to Serve at Your Wedding

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June is the month for weddings. TheKnot.com reports that June, August, September, and October are the most popular months for marriages. So whether you’re getting married this month, in August or in the fall, Mattito’s offers some fun Mexican dishes you may want to consider serving at your wedding reception (PS – did you know we cater wedding). Get the …

How the Taco Became an American Staple

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Tacos are as ubiquitous around the United States as, well, Taco Bell. (We won’t go here about whether or not a Taco Bell taco is a real taco: that is a discussion we will not join….) According to Jeffrey M. Pilcher, a University of Minnesota professor of history who has studied the history and politics of Mexican food, the taco’s …