Tex Mex and Mexican Food often get confused as the same thing. But contrary to popular belief they are VERY different! From their origins to the ingredients used, there are quite a few differences that separate Tex Mex from authentic Mexican Cuisine.
First, the origins of both cuisines are so different! Tex Mex is a fusion of Mexican and American foods. It first began when settlers moved into Texas and encountered Mexican culture but added their own twist to it. Meanwhile, Mexican cuisine has been around for thousands of years. The most notable difference is what ingredients are used! In Mexico, only white cheese is used and in Tex Mex you’ll see lots of cheddar. The spices also tend to differ with Tex Mex using cumin and true Mexican cuisine using chile peppers, cacao, oregano, epazote, and cilantro.
While both have differences in origin, ingredients, and dishes, both are extremely delicious! And, bonus, they both pair well with our Jalapeno Cheddar Biscuits. A little taste of the south with a noticeable kick and a cheesy finish! Plus, made with real ingredients just like all your favorite Mexican and Tex Mex cuisines.