Sample recipes from The Tex-Mex Cookbook

Amaya’s Migas

When I was a kid growing up in Corpus Christi, we used to eat migas for dinner during Lent, remembers Robert Amaya of Austins Taco Vil...

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Carne Con Chile

Jorge Cortez at La Margarita in San Antonio remembers when his family made this Mexican beef and chile stew with big chunks of meat. The ...

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Truck Stop Chili

Heres a more elaborate diner-style chili made with bacon and chipotles. It tastes great all by itself, over tamales, with a side order o...

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Roasted Green Chiles

In late August and early September, chile sellers set up their giant propane-fired rolling drum roasters at grocery stores and farmers’ m...

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Traditionally, this dish is made with dried posole and a pork shoulder. The posole can take as long as five hours to cook, by which time ...

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Carne Guisada

Beef stew made with sirloin, slow simmered with garlic and a little chile pepper, and served with warm flour tortillas is eaten for break...

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Loma Linda Pralines

These are the kind of simple pralines they serve at Loma Linda and other old-fashioned Tex-Mex restaurants.

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Mexican Wedding Cookies

Every country has its own variation on these dense nut cookies. In the Tex-Mex version, they are made with pecans (of course) and associa...

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Flan has slowly replaced sherbet and pralines as the most popular Tex-Mex dessert. Here’s one that comes out very airy and light in texture.

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El Fenix Original Tacos

The earliest Tex-Mex crispy tacos were filled first and then fried. Some taco stands sealed the taco with a toothpick, but in this recipe...

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