We'll start with homemade queso and fish tacos. The queso pairs well with tortilla chips and icy cold beer. Thanks to Giada De Laurentiis's creativity, the fish tacos are miniature! For the main course, I'll grill turkey burgers with chipotle salsa. Yum! Mixed greens tossed with pico de gallo are on the side. Interested in the recipes I'll be using? Read them after the break.
This Tex-Mex staple is beloved for a consistently smooth texture that I imagined would be impossible to re-create using unprocessed cheese. That is, until I discovered a version from Lone Star darling Homesick Texan that's just as addictive. The key to the recipe is patience; add more cheese only once the previous batch has fully integrated. Serve the all natural recipe on Cinco de Mayo when you keep on reading.
This pie consists of ground beef, garlic, corn, spinach, and Monterey Jack cheese. It's uncomplicated to make, sure to be a crowd pleaser with kids, and is a great way to use up a pack of tortillas. If you want to give tortilla pie a try, get the recipe, and read more
The recipe comes from Robert Del Grande, one of the Lone Star State's best-known chefs and restaurateurs, and the roasted poblanos give the melted cheese dish an addictive kick. Want the recipe? Keep reading.
One of my favorite cuisines of all time is Tex-Mex, and I'm sad to report that Matt Martinez, Jr., the "King of Tex-Mex," died last Friday. Martinez, owner of several notable Texas Tex-Mex restaurants, was one of the first pioneers to embrace the term. Insulted by critics who denounced Americanized Mexican food, Martinez abandoned claim to anything Mexican, calling it Tex-Mex instead.
To honor the legacy Martinez has left behind, I thought I'd put together a quiz about Tex-Mex cuisine. How much do you know? There's only one way to find out!Take the Quiz
In my humble opinion, there is no food combination better than melted cheese and tortilla chips. Taking a bite of crunchy, salty chips topped with gooey, oozing cheese is like taking a bite out of heaven. While I'm crazy for the combo in its classic nacho form, I also live for the pairing as a dip. Not just any dip, but this chile con queso dip. It takes all the typical nacho toppings — cheese, jalapeños, sour cream, tomatoes — and mixes them into a dip. It's super easy to make and unbelievably satisfying to eat. Seriously, there is nothing more to say. You need to make this dip. It's beyond scrumptious. Hurry up and get the recipe when you read more