If we’re being honest, Tex-Mex food doesn’t have much of a reputation for copious amounts of fruits and vegetables. Unless you go out of your way to order a taco salad, you’ll probably wind up with a dinner plate that’s pretty heavy on carbs and protein but light on…well, practically anything else.
How to Get Spring Break Ready with Tex-Mex
Spring has sprung, and that means that Spring Break is right around the corner. While many folks will be heading out of town for some well-deserved rest and relaxation, others will be enjoying a “staycation” right here in the DFW metroplex. Staying at home doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t have fun with friends and family, though—especially if you host …
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 …
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 …
Why You Should Have a Tex-Mex Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving will soon be upon us, which means that most Americans are in the process of stocking up on frozen turkeys, potatoes, and other “traditional” holiday foods. If you like to eat, then you probably love Thanksgiving—after all, what other holiday revolves primarily around having a huge meal with your family and friends?
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?
All About Dia de Los Muertos
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 …
The Best Twists on Queso
Queso is absolutely a quintessential Tex-Mex entrée; nothing quite says, “Let’s get this party started!” like a big bowl of ooey, gooey, savory cheese dip surrounded by baskets of tortilla chips. Whether you’re a fan of dipping individual chips into the community queso bowl or dumping a handful of chips onto your plate and then smothering them all with a …
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.)
In Honor of St. Patrick’s Day: A Tex-Mex Stew
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.
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.