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bigabyte 04-10-2014 04:03 PM

Discussion Thread -> "Tex-Mex and/or Mex-Mex!" Throwdown (Entries and Quality ON TOPIC *CLEAN* Discussion Only)
 
Our new TD category is...

"Tex-Mex and/or Mex-Mex!"


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As chosen by 93vpmod for winning the "Time to Loin Up!" Throwdown.


CATEGORY DESCRIPTION - READ BEFORE ENTERING

Quote:

Originally Posted by 93vpmod
Tacos, carnitas, fajitas, quesadillas, enchiladas, you get the idea. To make it easy on the mods and to save on dilly bars, no special rules. Just tell us all what you did in your cook!


You may submit entries that are cooked from Friday 4/11 through Sunday 4/20.

Entry pictures must be submitted by 6 a.m. Central US Time on Monday morning 4/21

Click here to READ THE RULES for the BBQ Brethren Throwdown...

The ENTRY and VOTE threads will follow Q-Talk rules, meaning QUALITY ON-TOPIC discussion of the category or entries only, please. Discussion is encouraged to take place in the DISCUSSION THREAD, but if you want a recipe, or are looking for details or have QUALITY ON-TOPIC comments to make about an entry or the category you can make them in the ENTRY or VOTE thread. Non-quality posts that are made here will be deleted and the offending member will be asked why they couldn't just post in the DISCUSSION thread instead, and in extreme cases or repeat offenders, disciplinary action WILL happen.


The ENTRY and VOTE threads will follow Q-Talk rules, meaning QUALITY ON-TOPIC discussion of the category or entries only, please. Discussion is encouraged to take place in the DISCUSSION THREAD, but if you want a recipe, or are looking for details or have QUALITY ON-TOPIC comments to make about an entry or the category you can make them in the ENTRY or VOTE thread. Non-quality posts that are made here will be deleted and the offending member will be asked why they couldn't just post in the DISCUSSION thread instead, and in extreme cases or repeat offenders, disciplinary action WILL happen.


Best of luck and even better eats to all!


peeps 04-10-2014 04:06 PM

It was destined to be a category soon! This was my first choice instead of the Spirits TD but DerHusker kindly reminded me that there may be lots of Pepper TD entries with a Mexican twist, so I chose the Spirits, instead!

Moose 04-10-2014 04:25 PM

I found this article that helps define more clearly what exactly Tex-Mex style cooking is:

http://www.splendidtable.org/story/i...hat-is-tex-mex

bigabyte 04-10-2014 04:31 PM

That cleared it up.:thumb:

Any questions?

Toast 04-10-2014 05:34 PM

So are black beans considered tex-mex or just mex?

bigabyte 04-10-2014 05:36 PM

With 93vpmod's input, we have clarified the category from "Tex-Mex" to "Tex-Mex and/or Mex-Mex".

In other words, if you still fail to meet the category and get a DQ, there is no hope for you.

peeps 04-10-2014 05:36 PM

Plenty of places here use black beans...

Toast 04-10-2014 05:38 PM

Well that clears it up nicely. ;D

Moose 04-10-2014 05:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by peeps (Post 2878984)
Plenty of places here use black beans...

I never would have guessed that...I thought refried pintos were one of the Tex-Mex staples?

peeps 04-10-2014 05:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Moose (Post 2878989)
I never would have guessed that...I thought refried pintos were one of the Tex-Mex staples?

Sure, but there are still lots of places that use black beans in dishes or as a substitute item.

caseydog 04-10-2014 05:44 PM

Some Tex-Mex is pretty true to Mex-Mex, and some isn't. Both can be good, and both can suck. Over the last couple of decades, it is getting even more mixed up. Some restaurants are doing Tex-Mex that is closer to Mex-Mex... and it is pretty farking good.

Like biggie said, if you get a DQ in this one, you are quite possibly an idiot.

CD

Toast 04-10-2014 05:47 PM

Some of the true Mexican food I've had in Texas almost always included black beans. Could be a regional thing.

caseydog 04-10-2014 05:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Moose (Post 2878989)
I never would have guessed that...I thought refried pintos were one of the Tex-Mex staples?

Black beans are all the rage in Tex-Mex these days. I use them instead of refried beans all the time. They are healthier, and I think they taste better.

Charro beans are traditional Mexican beans that most Tex-Mex restaurants are offering around here as an option to refried beans. Still pinto beans, but more of a bean soup, rather than the paste consistency of refried beans. I prefer charro beans, myself.

CD

bigabyte 04-10-2014 07:00 PM

On-topic and quality stuff only, folks!:cop:

Bluesman 04-10-2014 09:21 PM

So know we have a special rule for beans.............................:tsk:


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