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What makes carne asada different from other kinds of steak?

Carne asada is an attractive menu item at many Mexican restaurants. While there are many ways to order a steak, there are specific ways that make the preparation of carne asada different from a steak on the grill at home. While the term “carne asada” translated literally means “grilled steak,” the way it is prepared…
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Happy Carne Asada!

Just our fun way of offering season’s greetings! It is quite appropriate, because the name actually has a couple of different meanings. Carne Asada is one of our own favorite dishes. It offers beautifully tender strips of steak with jalapeño, onions and tomatoes. This can be served with french fries, or rice and beans, both…
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Fun facts about tamales

One of the most popular Mexican dishes, tamales are bundles of dough steamed in a corn husk and filled with goodness like hearty beans, meat, and cheese. Did you know these fun facts about tamales? Tamales have been around for almost 9,000 years! The origin of tamales can be traced back to the Aztecs, Mayans,…
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Why beans are good for you

Beans are a plant-based source of protein and very good for you. But they are also a staple of Mexican cooking. Why is that? Probably because they are inexpensive and tasty. Black beans and pinto beans are two of the most common types used in Mexican dishes. Beans are high in amino acids, an essential…
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Some swift facts about the word chorizo

Over the last few years, chorizo has become such a popular part of many recipes; we thought you’d like a couple of key facts about how this tasty delight was named… There are a range of different forms of the word. We call it chorizo; in the Basque region of Europe it’s txorizo; for Catalan…
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What’s the deal with Huevos Rancheros?

Huevos Rancheros is a famed breakfast dish with a simple recipe: fried eggs on a tortilla smothered with green chili and cheese and served with beans and hash browns. This winning formula was originally served on rural Mexican farms as a large mid-morning meal and is translated as “rancher’s eggs” or “country-style eggs”. You can…
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Sopapillas – such a tasty dessert!

It’s amazing how names and styles for some foodstuffs vary. Take our hugely popular sopapillas – one of our most popular desserts. Depending on where you are in the world, you might also find variations on this theme presented as a fried pastry or quick bread and called sopaipa, sopaipilla, or cachanga. In Argentina, they’re…
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Let’s hear it for our sidekicks!

You know how it is in movies – especially old westerns. There was the lantern-jawed hero taking all the spotlight. In the background, providing valuable help, was the often unheralded sidekick. Yet, he was a vital part of the overall picture. It’s the same with the sides we offer here at El Chubby’s Mexican Restaurant.…
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Tell me the history of the chimichanga

This was a challenge from a customer to one of our team recently. The problem is that this terrific foodstuff has more ‘histories’ than those snake-oil salesmen who used to travel round the old west with their miracle cures. Some say it comes from Mexico and made its way north with immigrants over the years.…
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