Sense of Place: Food and Cuisine of the Southwest

Sense of Place: Food and Cuisine of the Southwest

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Emma Christensen
Aug 20, 2008
Southwestern food is really some of our favorite. Whether it's a quick burrito with soft beans and chicken or an elaborate slow-simmered mole sauce, we love how the flavors and textures combine in every dish. We had a hard time narrowing this list down to just a few recipes! One of the things we love about Southwestern cuisine is its flexibility and diversity. There are very few dishes that depend on having the exact ingredients called for. Instead, chicken can be swapped for beef, almonds for pumpkin seeds, or black beans for pinto. You'll get a slightly different dish every time, and it's just about guaranteed to be tasty! Soups and Sides: Chicken Posole Guacamole Spanish Rice from Simply Recipes Homemade Flour Tortillas from Cooks.com Jicama Salad from the Food Network Frijoles Charros from the Global Gourmet Main Dishes: Chili Rellenos from Recipezaar Enchiladas from Simply Recipes Carne Asada from Simply Recipes Beef Tamales from the Food Network Chicken Quesadillas from Epicurious Beef Empanadas from Epicurious Sauces and Salsas: Mole Sauce from Texas Cooking Online Smoky Four-Pepper Salsa from AllRecipes.com Salsa Verde from Epicurious Pico de Gallo from the Food Network Sweets and Extras: Dulce de Leche Shortcut Dulce de Leche Sopaipillas from Gourmet Sleuth Churros from the Food Network Flan from Epicurious Prickly Pear Cactus Mojito from Feed Your Vegetarian What are your other favorite recipes from this part of the United States? Related: Sense of Place: Food and Cuisine of Florida • To all posts on Sense of Place (Images: Flickr members Morinoko, yamada3, DeathByBokeh licensed under Creative Commons)
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