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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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    New Mexican Food Made Easy: Over 50 fun and easy southwestern recipes to share with your friends and family

    By Emily Sego

    The Goldilocks Kitchen
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    New Mexico Style Recipes: A Complete Cookbook of Southwestern Dish Ideas!

    By Julia Chiles

    Independently published
    Released: April 6th, 2020
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    Jane Butel's Quick and Easy Southwestern Cookbook: Revised Edition (The Jane Butel Library)

    By Jane Butel

    Turner
    Released: March 20th, 2018
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    Taste of Tucson: Sonoran-Style Recipes Inspired by the Rich Culture of Southern Arizona

    By Jackie Alpers

    West Margin Press
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    The Enchilada Queen Cookbook: Enchiladas, Fajitas, Tamales, and More Classic Recipes from Texas-Mexico Border Kitchens

    By Sylvia Casares

    St Martin s Press
    Released: November 1st, 2016
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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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    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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    Harvard Common Press
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    Fiesta Fare Mexican, Spanish and Southwestern Recipes

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