Most Tex Mex recipes originated along the border between Texas and Mexico by the Tejanos (Texans of Mexican descent), but they are no less tasty for it. Some of the most popularised and familiar Mexican dishes you might think of are actually Tex Mex – nachos, fajitas, queso and chilli con carne to name a few. Here we are sharing our favourite, tried and tested Tex Mex recipes.
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Here are what we think are some of the best Tex Mex dishes – tender, shredded beef barbacoa, traditional sizzling fajitas and the official dish of Texas, chilli con carne. These Tex Mex dishes are made even more delicious with a dollop of Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste which adds just the right smoky flavour. But it wasn’t an easy decision narrowing down our favourites by any means, further down below are some more epic Tex Mex dishes including queso, nachos and much more.
The magic secret ingredient for adding delicious smoky flavour to simply grilled meats and chilli con carne is a dollop of Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste.
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Our Tex Mex recipes are crowd pleasing, delicious dishes that include melty queso perfect for dipping Lightly Salted Tortilla Chips into, fajitas for every taste including chicken, veggie, steak and prawn, as well as epic nachos and flavourful and warming chilli recipes.
Be creative with leftover veg in Vegan Fajitas with chipotle refried beans! We use tenderstem broccoli, spring onions, green beans, yellow peppers, cherry tomatoes and coriander in ours!... See full recipe
Make your fajitas summery, fresh and light by using halibut instead of the usual chicken or beef! These Fish Fajitas are delightful with just a squeeze of lime and some Chipotle Crema.... See full recipe
Chilli dogs are a classic American dish that we knew would work really well with our delicious and smoky Easy Chilli Con Carne - perfect for leftovers!... See full recipe
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Tex Mex Recipes
Have any questions? Below are our most frequently asked questions about Tex Mex recipes. If you want to learn more about Tex Mex recipes be sure to check out the Gran Luchito Youtube Channel.
Why is Tex Mex food so popular?
Tex Mex dishes are some of the more familiar dishes because they were popularised in the border states in the US and spread out to other regions in America before coming to the UK and other countries. Tex Mex food is characterised by simply grilled meats, is not hugely spicy and features soft wheat tortilla wraps and lots of cheese - who can resist?!
Are tacos Tex Mex or Mexican?
Tacos originated in Mexico but the hard shell crunchy tacos popularised by the fast food restaurant chain Taco Bell originated in the US and are considered Tex Mex. Mexicans do eat hard shell tacos in the form of open faced tostadas.
What are the most popular Tex Mex dishes?
Nachos, Fajitas and Chilli Con Carne are some of the most popular Tex Mex dishes.