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    Prior to 1845, the Southwestern states of the United States were part of Mexico's territory. Even today, a delicious influence of Mexican cuisine influence remains in Southwestern dishes. Additionally you will also find recipes derived from native American cuisine, cowboys, and Spanish colonial settlers.

    Southwestern cuisine tends to make use of meat, beans, and be flavored with spices, especially chili peppers ("chiles").

    Some popular Southwestern recipes and dishes include:
    • Burrito - Burritos originated from Mexican cuisine, are a tortillas (unleavened bread made from maize or wheat flour) filled with meat, such as beef, chicken, or pork. Other ingredients such as beans, cheese, guacamole, rice, salsa, sour cream, or tomatoes may sometimes be added.

    • Chile relleno - This dish also derives from Mexican cuisine. It is a chile pepper stuffed with cheese or meat, covered with batter and fried.

    • Chili con carne - Chili con carne is spicy stew made from meat and chili peppers. Other ingredients such as beans, onions and tomatoes may be added in some recipes.

    • Chimichanga - A deep-fried burrito stuffed with beans, cheese, rice, and meat.

    • Fajita - Grilled meat (often beef skirt steak) served on a tortilla (unleavened bread made from maize or wheat flour), often with cooked onions and bell peppers, and sometimes cheese and tomato, are added. Condiments usually include guacamole, salsa, or sour cream.

    • Nachos - This is a snackfood made by covering tortilla chips (crispy fried wedges made from corn tortillas), and covering them melted cheese or other toppings such as jalapeño peppers, onions, guacamole, salsa, beef or chili con carne.

      Nachos
    • Rattlesnake fillet - Meat from a rattlesnake. It is said to taste somewhat like chicken, but be somewhat more chewy.

    • Refried beans - Cooked, mashed black or pinto beans. The preparation involves soaking, stewing, mashing, and finally frying (usually with lard).

    • Sopaipilla - A puffy crisp fried bread. It may be stuffed with beans, cheese, chile peppers and meat.

    • Tacos - A crispy corn tortilla stuffed with various ingredients such as ground beef, cheese, lettuce, sour cream, and tomatoes.

    • Taquitos - Small rolled-up tortillas with beef or chicken, and then fried.


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    The Ultimate Tortilla Press Cookbook: 125 Recipes for All Kinds of Make-Your-Own Tortillas--and for Burritos, Enchiladas, Tacos, and More

    By Dotty Griffith

    Harvard Common Press
    Released: January 9th, 2018
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    The Ultimate Tortilla Press Cookbook: 125 Recipes for All Kinds of Make-Your-Own Tortillas--and for Burritos, Enchiladas, Tacos, and More
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    • ISBN: 076035488X
    • EAN: 9780760354889
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    The Austin Cookbook: Recipes and Stories from Deep in the Heart of Texas

    By Paula Forbes

    AMERICAN WEST BOOKS
    Released: March 20th, 2018
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    • Manufacturer: Harry N. Abrams
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    • ISBN: 1419728938
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    Seasonal Southwest Cooking: Contemporary Recipes & Menus for Every Occasion

    By Barbara Pool Fenzl

    Released: September 1st, 2005
    Hardcover (200 pages)

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    • ISBN: 0873588827
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    Healthy Southwestern Cooking (Cookbooks and Restaurant Guides)

    By Bob Wiseman

    Brand: Cooper Square Publishing Llc
    Released: January 1st, 1995
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    • ISBN: 0873586182
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    • Publication Date: January 1st, 1995
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    Red and Green Chile Cookbook (Southwestern and Mexican Recipes)

    By Jacqueline Higuera McMahan

    Brand: The Olive Press
    Released: April 1st, 1992
    Paperback (214 pages)

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    • ISBN: 0961215054
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    Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill Cookbook: Explosive Flavors from the Southwestern Kitchen

    By Bobby Flay & Sally Jackson

    Clarkson Potter Publishers
    Released: October 16th, 2007
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    Southwest Recipes: Discover Delicious Southwestern Recipes From the Southwestern States (2nd Edition)

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    Jane Butel's Quick and Easy Southwestern Cookbook: Revised Edition (The Jane Butel Library)

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    Houston Classic Mexican Recipes (Classic Recipes Series)

    By Erin Hicks-Miller

    Pelican
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    I Grew Up in Southwestern Pennsylvania Cookbook 10th Anniversary Edition: It's a Tasty Day in the Neighborhood

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