Mexican food and Tex-Mex food are two different styles of cooking, although some may not know if they are eating one style or the other.
Tex-Mex food is generally a fusion of American Southern cooking and Mexican.
For example, Tex-Mex chili gravy is a fusion of Southern brown gravy and Mexican red enchilada sauce.
You’ll find that Mexican food never has yellow cheese in it. If you find a pile of Cheddar cheese sitting on top of your enchiladas, you’ll know that they’re Tex-Mex, not Mexican.
In general, Mexican food typically uses less cheese overall.
With that being said, below are some of my Mexican recipes:
Salsas, Sauces, and Guacamole
- Roasted Tomato and Jalapeno Salsa
- Salsa de Chile Arbol
- Salsa Ranchera
- Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde
- Pico de Gallo
- Salsa de Chile Cascabel
- Salsa de Una
- Salsa de Aguacate
- Salsa Borracha Norteña (Northern Drunk Salsa)
- Guajillo Salsa
- Avocado-Mango Salsa
Appetizers and Sides
- Refried Pinto Beans
- Refried Black Beans
- Frijoles Charros – Cowboy Beans
- Esquites – Mexican Corn Salad
- Mexican Red Rice
- Arroz Verde (Green Rice)
- Ceviche de Camaron
- Flautas de Pollo with Salsa de Aguacate
- Huevos Rancheros
- Chilaquiles Verdes – Green Chilaquiles
- Chilaquiles Rojos – Red Chilaquiles
- Chorizo con Papas with Jalapeno Crema
Soups and Stews
Fillings for Tortas, Tacos, and Enchiladas
- Slightly Healthy Carnitas (Baked)
- Carnitas de Puerco – Pork Carnitas
- Arrachera for Carne Asada
- Carne Picada
- Tinga de Pollo – Chicken Tinga
- Carne Deshebrada – Shredded Beef
- Beef Cheek Barbacoa Norteña