Archive for the ‘Family dining’ Category

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. Read the rest of this entry »

A Short History of the Taco in America

Each year, Americans consume over four billion tacos. That is enough tacos to extend to the moon and back again. The word taco in Spanish has a meaning roughly equivalent to the English word sandwich.

Dallas taco restaurant

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It’s summertime. And that means outdoor barbecue. In fact, to commemorate the universally loved outdoor barbecue, August 31st has been named Eat Outside Day. And what better way to eat outside in celebration than with a Tex-Mex barbecue. If you are looking for a few ideas on what dishes to make, read on.

  1. Skirt steak fajitas.

Whoever invented this dish, he had to have grilling in mind. This is a Tex-Mex recipe made for the grill. After giving them a tasty marinade, the steaks grill up nicely and quickly. You can also grill up the peppers and onions.

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Why Kids Love Tex-Mex Food

Why do kids love Tex-Mex food? The reason really isn’t very hard to figure out. It’s the taste. Think about it. You have food covered in gooey American cheese. Tomato sauce. Steak and chicken. Refried beans and rice. And zesty spices. All things that kids love.

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Tex-Mex for dinner? Yay!

There are lots of ways to make Tex-Mex that appeals to kids. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Signs You’re Not Eating Enough Tex Mex

 Are you eating enough Tex-Mex? Here are some signs that maybe you are not getting your minimum daily requirements of some of that good old Tex-Mex cooking.

Dallas fajitas restaurant

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5 Rules for Cooking and Serving Tex Mex

When it comes to cooking and serving Tex Mex dishes, we think you should make sure your sense of humor is working well. Tex Mex dishes are pretty easy to make, fun to serve and great to eat, so prepare yourself – and your tastebuds — for fun!

  1. When making fajitas, make sure the grill is hot, hot, hot!!!

Fajitas when served need to sizzle and they won’t sizzle unless your grill is extremely hot! You also need to remember to slice the skirt steak across the grain, get a plate that handles heat well and serve. And don’t forget to warn anyone to whom you pass a fajita meal that “Watch out; the plate is very hot.”

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Queso and tortilla chips. A snack made in heaven!

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Borrowing from the classic Blue Diamond Almonds television ad of 1986: eat just one more Tex Mex meal a month, that’s all we ask.

Truthfully, here at Mattito’s, we’d love it if you’d visited us once a month. If you already do, we’d love it twice as much if you visited one of our locations twice a month!

But even if you can’t eat with us, we hope you can eat more Tex Mex food in 2016. It can be very healthy for you. It makes for great comfort food. And it’s very easy to prepare.

So if you agree with us and have decided to eat more Tex Mex in 2016, here are four ways to work more of this delicious cuisine into your diet.

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We know you want to, so go ahead: eat more Tex Mex food in 2016!

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Master the Art of Tortilla Making

If you’ve never treated yourself to eating tortillas warm off the griddle (smother them in butter for best effect), then you’ve deprived yourself of one of life’s greatest simple pleasures.

The combination of the chewy tortilla smothered in butter that’s melting nicely due to the warm tortilla is far more comforting than a meal of meatloaf and mashed potatoes and gravy or even macaroni and cheese!

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Smothered in butter warm from the griddle and these are heaven on earth!

So to help you experience this Tex Mex comfort food, take a look below at a simple and quick tortilla recipe, courtesy of Kristin Van Dyken of West Richland, Washington, via Read the rest of this entry »

If you want to start your children out on the right foot when it comes to making Tex Mex dishes at home, look no further than the wonderful quesadilla.

This dish is the perfect Tex Mex dish to make with our kids or grandkids.

Take a look below for an easy-to-create yet very healthy (lots of vegetables and chicken in this quesadilla) recipe for the cheese-and-flour-tortilla mainstay.


Add even more vegetables to this chicken quesadilla, and you have a very healthy and filling meal. Read the rest of this entry »

If you’re a fan of Tex Mex food we probably don’t have to convince you that it’s a good idea to eat it at least once a week

But what if you’re new to this delicious cuisine? Or what if you’ve heard that it’s very fattening and not good for you (all that cheese and beef!)?

But Tex Mex food is delicious and can be very healthy.

Read below for five reasons you should eat Tex Mex food at least once a week. Read the rest of this entry »

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