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 …

All About Dia de Los Muertos

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While many folks are gearing up to celebrate Halloween at the end of the month, there’s another fall holiday right around the corner: Día de Los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead.” Día de Los Muertos is observed from October 31st to November 2nd, and though Americans are slightly more aware of this event now than they were in decades …

Chorizo: Your New Favorite Tex Mex Brunch Entree

Posted in 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.

5 Tips for Grilling a Great Fajita

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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 …