Get Your Cheese On: Tex-Mex Quiz
Sure, you've eaten Tex-Mex before, but how much do you really know about the food and its history? Drool your way through our Tex-Mex quiz.
Defenders of Tex-Mex cuisine like to think of the fare as what?
- American regional cuisine
- Spanish cuisine
- Mexican cuisine
True or false: "Frijoles refritos" translates to "refried beans."
Several restaurants in which city claim to have invented the chimichanga?
- Tuscon, Ariz.
- Los Angeles
- Dallas, Texas
Who said this of Tex-Mex: "It is native, for it does not exist elsewhere. It was born on this soil. But it is foreign in that its inspiration came from an alien cuisine"?
- Robb Walsh
- Julia Child
- Waverly Root
True or false: The enchilada with chili gravy sauce is considered by many to be the quintessential Tex-Mex dish.
What is the Scoville scale?
- a measure of the fat in processed cheese
- a measure of the vitamins in fruits
- a measure of the pungency of chili peppers
According to the Scoville scale, what is the mildest pepper?
- sweet bell
- red chili
True or false: Tex-Mex's roots can be traced back to the city of San Antonio and some women called "chili queens."
True or false: Tex-Mex is considered to be one of the earliest American regional cuisines.
True or false: Yellow, American cheese is a defining ingredient in the history of Tex-Mex cuisine?
True or false: We have the cowboys of the Wild West to thank for beef fajitas.
Which of these is Tex-Mex's answer to breakfast?
- huevos rancheros
Which type of bean will let you know you're eating Tex-Mex rather than Mexican cuisine?
- black bean
- lima bean
True or False: The chimichanga is a fried enchilada.
What does "con carne" translate to in English?
- with peppers
- with cheese
- with meat
Which type of tortilla are you likely to find at Tex-Mex restaurants?
Besides yellow cheese and white flour, what else did America contribute to Tex-Mex?
- ground beef
- chile peppers
- black beans
Tortillas filled with cheese and other ingredients, then folded in half and grilled or fried are called what?
"Salsa" is the Spanish word for what?
How are puffy tacos made?
- tortillas are grilled
- tortillas are dropped in hot oil
- tortillas are baked
Authentic Texas chili doesn't contain what?
- black pepper