Tex-Mex Recipe Roundup

SAVEUR magazine rounds up 10 Tex-Mex favorites, including fajitas, tacos, burritos, enchiladas, nachos, and margaritas.

Puffy Tacos

Puffy Tacos
The signature creation of San Antonio's Tex-Mex cuisine is the puffy taco.
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Laurie Smith

Fajitas

Fajitas
Though Tex-Mex-style fajitas are unknown in Mexico, grilled skirt steak is eaten with tortillas in Nuevo Leon, under the name arrachera al carbon.
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Laurie Smith

Beef Burritos

Beef Burritos
The secret to these delicious burritos is in using the right cut of beef.
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Laurie Smith

Tex-Mex Chile con Queso

Tex-Mex Chile con Queso
This Tex-Mex favorite is warm, gooey, and totally satisfying.
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Laurie Smith

Enchurritos

Enchurritos
The enchurrito is one of the monumental achievements of Tex-Mex cuisine.
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Laurie Smith

Sour Cream Nachos

Sour Cream Nachos
Here is a simple but tasty snack of melted cheese, beans, and tortilla chips.
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Laurie Smith

Shredded-Beef Salad with Chipotle Dressing

Shredded-Beef Salad with Chipotle Dressing
A true border-food classic, this spicy Mexican salad expertly combines crisp vegetables, warm chiles, and shredded beef. See this RecipeLaurie Smith

Stacked Cheese Enchiladas

Stacked Cheese Enchiladas
In northern Mexico, enchiladas often are made by layering tortillas with cheese and onions.
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Laurie Smith

Sangrita

Sangrita
For a tangier, spicier way to enjoy your tequila, try this tasty sangrita. See the recipe for Sangrita »Eric Janes

Margarita

Margarita
Where the margarita was invented and by whom is a matter of much debate. Among the many who have claimed the honor: a Texas hostess named Margarita Sames, the Kentucky Club in Ciudad Juárez, and the Tail o' the Cock in Los Angeles. What is certain is that fresh lime juice and good tequila are essential to a real margarita and that no sweet-and-sour mix should be used. See the recipe for Margarita »Saveur