Bravos Mexican Food Dishes and Meals
A very basic list of typical Mexican food, mentioning just a few of the many dishes available:
TACOS: this is usually a bit confusing for most – the generalized idea is that a taco is made using a hard, u-shaped corn shell filled with seasoned minced meat, lettuce and tomatoes, grated cheese and some sour cream. However this is not the case. Rather, truly authentic tacos use the soft corn tortillas and are stuffed with either meat, chicken or seafood fillings.
TORTILLAS: made of wheat flour or maize (corn flour), these traditional flat savory pancakes formed the staple food of Mexican people for centuries. They are used in a host of different dishes such as enchiladas or quesadillas and are often served instead of bread.
FRIJOLES: Mexican for beans, this was and still is a primary source of protein in the Mexican diet. Used both as main ingredients and as garnishes to other dishes, beans can be boiled or fried.
GUACAMOLE: An avocado garnish or dip made with mashed avocado, onion, coriander and chilies.
ENCHILADAS: Made with tortillas, enchiladas are basically folded or rolled tortillas stuffed with chicken, pork or vegetables and then baked.
QUESADILLAS: Folded tortillas stuffed with cheese and then grilled.
SALSA: Spanish for sauce, this is a salsa made generally with tomatoes, onion, chili and cilantro.