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8 Delicious dishes that aren't actually Mexican!


It turns that some of the most known Mexican food you've heard or tried, actually is Tex--Mex, a mix of Northern Mexican and Texan cuisine with a totally different story. Tex-Mex cuisine uses wheat flour, cheddar cheese, canned tomatoes and several spices like cumin, ingredients that are hardly used in Mexican cuisine. So the next time you eat a Burrito, you'll know the truth... But that's not to say that it isn't still delicious.

Here are 8 scrumptious examples and their delicious modern features:

1. Burritos

Probably the most popular dish! Although we sometimes use flour tortillas to make quesadillas, they're not featured in Mexican Cuisine, our traditional tortillas are made with corn. Burritos origins were in L.A. when El Cholo Spanish Cafe served its first Burrito in the 1930s.

Crispy Black Quinoa Burritos

Via: Two Peas and their Pot

2. Fajitas

Flour tortillas served with beef and veggies, commonly eaten like a taco. Also its origins goes back to 1930s in Texas.

Skirt Steak Fajitas

Via: Apples and Sparkle

3.Margaritas

Very controversial! Its origins have been claimed by Ensenada, Baja California, El Paso-Juarez area, Acapulco and Texas. Whether they’re truly Mexican or American nowadays we can find thousands of delicious variations. Margaritas were first mentioned in "My New Cocktail Book" (1930) by G. F. Steele.

Grapefruit Margarita

Via: Apartment 34

4. Tacos Dorados

Known as "Taquitos", they're also claimed by Mexico. But it was in 1934 when Aurora Guerrero served these fried tacos at her restaurant Cielito Lindo in Los Angeles.

Baked Green Chile Chicken Tacos

Via: recipe runner

5. Chimichangas

This fried sort of flour taco-burrito dish has its roots in Arizona.

Ice Cream Chimichangas

Via: Diethood

6. Hard Shell tacos

It was Glen Bell, the founder of Taco Bell, who made them popular.

Cajun Shrimp Shell Tacos

Via: Half Baked Harvest

7. Chili con Carne

Chili beef veggie stew based on Northern Native American recipes. This is like the ultimate Tex-Mex dish!

Steak Chili

Via: Damn and delicious

8. Nachos

Sure, nachos might've been invented in Mexico by Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya, but the nowadays cheedar cheese and beef version is very much an American delight.

Buffalo Chicken Nachos with Blue Cheese

Via: Cooking and Beer

Buen provecho!

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