Our Most Popular Tex-Mex Recipes Make For an Easy DinnerRyan Nadolny | Ryan Eats Everything
Here at Food Fanatic, some of our most popular recipes come from our collection of Tex-Mex recipes. It's easy to understand why!
Tex-Mex recipes are tasty, crowd-pleasing dishes that also make an easy dinner that's equally delicious a cinch to whip up any night of the week.
Fusion recipes and restaurants are all the rage right now, combining multiple cultures into one tasty dish. One of the most popular styles of late is the mash up of French and Asian cuisine.
Before this ever became a viral fad though, we had Tex-Mex. Can we talk about Tex-Mex for a minute? It may be the most perfect culinary experience you'll ever have.
What is Tex-Mex Cuisine?
The Tex-Mex name sort of explains what this beloved style of food is all about, but not entirely. It's literally a hybrid of Texas and Mexican after all.
Tex-Mex is derived from the Tejano people, those who were living in Texas that were of Mexican or Spanish heritage before Texas became a republic.
This style of cuisine would later expand and ultimately explode into its own fad in the 1990s with brands and restaurants popping up everywhere in the US.
If you’re like me and spent your entire life in the northern Midwest, then Tex-Mex was the closest thing you had to authentic Mexican cuisine.
Tell me you loved Chi-Chi’s without telling me you loved Chi-Chi’s! I’ll go first. Fried ice cream!
Fajitas, nachos, ground beef, and black beans are all examples of beloved Tex-Mex fare.
Unlike authentic or traditional Mexican food, you see a lot of melted yellow cheese used in certain Tex-Mex dishes.
These ingredients aren’t very popular or readily available south of the Rio Grande, but you know us Northerners love our yellow cheese!
Today I'm sharing a baker's dozen of our most popular Tex-Mex dishes. Try a new version of old favorite or discover something entirely new.
Either way, dinner will be ready in a hurry and taste mighty tasty, too!
Make Tex-Mex Your Way
I find cooking without rules is the best way to indulge. Should I put pickles on my peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Why not?! Honey drizzled on pizza? I say go for it!
You can go a more traditional route with Enfrijoladas, which are like the younger sibling to Enchiladas.
Instead of using a chili sauce, they’re dunked in a bean sauce. Vegan friendly and so very tasty!
Or you can go off the rails and make yourself a Tex-Mex pizza! This recipe incorporates all your favorite flavors into one crispy and flavorful meal.
Another great dish to get the whole family involved and let everyone make their own pie. Cook with your heart and don’t be afraid to bend the “rules”!
1. Tex Mex Enchilada Meatballs Recipe
2. Mexican Rice Skillet Recipe
3. Chile Relleno Recipe
4. Carne Asada Steak Tacos with Fries Recipe
5. Black Beans and Rice Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe
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