Archive for September, 2015
“Essential” Tex Mex dishes is the topic of this post. So what do we mean by “essential?”
Well, because Tex Mex meals are – essentially – Americanized versions of traditional Mexican dishes as brought to the U.S. via Texas’ Tejano culture (people of Mexican or Spanish descent who moved to Texas before it became a republic) , we’re talking about tacos, fajitos, enchiladas, and tortilla chips. Lots and lots of tortilla chips! Read the rest of this entry »
Tacos have become so popular in the U.S. that it almost seems appropriate to change the well-known saying to “American as Mom, baseball and tacos.”
So how did this small meal of beef, beans, chicken, or fish, topped with shredded cheese, lettuce and tomato, spooned between the opening of a curved, crunchy, corn taco come to take over the American landscape?
Read below for a very short history of the taco in the U.S.
Burritos are one of the most satisfying of foods (in our humble opinion). They can provide a hearty meal of shredded beef, chicken or even rice and beans. The also provide some vegetables in the form of lettuce and tomatoes and some very rib-sticking satisfaction with cheese. A salsa. Let’s not forget the salsa!
Few of us really want to know how many calories we’re eating in our Tex-Mex burritos, guacamole dip, tortilla chips, and margaritas. But it’s still a good thing to know (if at least to understand why – Oh, why! – you’ve gained a couple of pounds after a hearty and delicious Tex-Mex meal).
So read below for the calorie counts of some of your favorite Tex-Mex foods. Read the rest of this entry »