Learn about Mexican Food

Do you know the different styles of Mexican food?

Don Jose Mexican Food Phoenix Arizona

Just driving around you will see restaurants and food trucks offering “Michoacán”, “Sonoran,” “Tex-Mex”, “New Mexican”, “Baja” and other styles of cooking. What if you want just good solid Mexican food for lunch or dinner?

What you’ll be wanting is Sonoran-style Mexican food, an approach to border cooking that differs from Tex-Mex, New Mexican, or Baja styles — and is seldom found outside of Arizona!

Arizona shares its southern border with the Mexican state of Sonora, which includes the vast Sonoran desert, and its cooking has been greatly influenced by immigrants from that region. While the rest of Mexico cultivates corn, Sonora is a wheat-growing region. Although they use corn tortillas for a variety of dishes, the flour tortilla gets special attention. Sonoran-style flour tortillas are stretched paper thin and cooked on a griddle. There is nothing like a fresh tortilla!

Sonora is also a land of vast cattle ranches and thus the emphasis is on beef—especially machaca, carne asada, and al carbon. In Sonoran-style restaurants, machaca burros are the standard.

Hearty simplicity is typical of the Sonoran style—fresh, quality ingredients without a lot of fuss or refinement.

Enchiladas, cheese or meat, with red or green sauce are common, and fajita would be on the menu as well.

As an appetizer, the cheese crisp is what you will be having. No problem there, with or without chiles!

So if you’re in the mood for Sonoran-style Mexican food… these are the dishes you want and Don Jose Mexican Food has them!

Thanks to …

Rovingdecanter.com, for the info on Sonora!!

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