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Unread 04-10-2014, 03:03 PM   #1
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Default 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!"




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


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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.


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Unread 04-10-2014, 03:06 PM   #2
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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!
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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
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That cleared it up.

Any questions?
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So are black beans considered tex-mex or just mex?
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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.
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Plenty of places here use black beans...
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Well that clears it up nicely. ;D
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Plenty of places here use black beans...
I never would have guessed that...I thought refried pintos were one of the Tex-Mex staples?
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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.
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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.

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

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On-topic and quality stuff only, folks!
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So know we have a special rule for beans.............................
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