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Tex Mex Cuisine 101 is a course for those who want to learn more about the Tex Mex phenomenon. Often when we consider Mexican food, it is actually Tex Mex we are thinking of. Tex Mex is a blend of cuisine from Mexico and the Southern States, especially Texas. It is inspired by the melting pot fuelled by increasing immigration from Mexico into the Southern States of America; Mexican ingredients found their way into Texan dishes while Texan cooks left their own stamp on Mexican recipes, culminating in a culinary revolution of sorts that has taken the world by storm. Tex Mex restaurants have sprung up all over the world and if you want to know why, then this course is perfect for you.
 

Tex Mex Food
 

 

The course begins with a look at the history of Tex Mex cuisine, where it came from and how it is influenced by cultural and geographical factors. From Lesson 2, the real fun begins with a range of recipes that will in turn challenge and surprise you with their unique combinations of ingredients. While many of the recipes make great use of chillies and spices, many of them can be made milder to suit every taste so there really is something for everyone here, from those who love things hot, hot, hot... to children and those who can't quite handle the heat!

 

Each lesson has around 3 recipes to try, ranging from side dishes and snacks to more involving recipes for whole meals. Throughout the course, suggestions are made for those who want to be adventurous and alter the recipes to suit the preferences of their family or dinner guests; allowing you to have the freedom to be original and continue the Tex Mex legacy by perhaps introducing some of your own locality into the recipes.


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Course Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Tex Mex Cuisine

    Tex-Mex cooking is a combination of Mexican and Texan cultures. Over the space of many generations the recipes and ingredients have evolved to create a style of dishes that brings excitement and flavor to the dinner table.
  • Lesson 2: Classic Tex-Mex Recipes

    This lesson gets us off to a flying start with a classic Mexican dish with a great Tex-Mex twist.
  • Lesson 3: Salsa, Rice, and Cheese

    Serve this delicious salsa with any Texan, Mexican or Tex Mex dish to liven it up or simply serve with toasted tortillas or nachos to enjoy the tomato and chili flavors that burst through.
  • Lesson 4: Pasta

    Texan cooks have a range of pasta recipes that have been adapted to suit the preferences of the Tex Mex fan and this lesson looks at just a few wonderful pasta dishes.
  • Lesson 5: Tex-Mex Flavors

    This lesson has a real mix of flavors to keep you learning about how typical Mexican and Texan ingredients interact with one another to create a vast range of different effects.
  • Lesson 6: Guacamole, Beans and Quesadillas

    This lesson takes on one of the most popular Mexican exports in the form of Guacamole and then moves on to take you through the process of making one of Tex Mex's greatest success stories; quesadillas.
  • Lesson 7: Beer Battered Fritters, Pizza, and Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

    This lesson takes you through three new recipes, each of which looks at Tex Mex cuisine in a slightly different way.
  • Lesson 8: Nachos, Beef and Chipotle Pasta, and Corn on the Cob

    This lesson will take you through some of the most popular Tex Mex specialities!
  • Lesson 9: Chimichangas, Potato Bake, and Baked Chicken

    This lesson takes on some more substantial recipes and by now your knowledge and experience will encourage you to experiment so feel free to add to the dishes.
  • Lesson 10: Chili

    This lesson is all about chili. We begin with a recipe that has become a favorite worldwide and perhaps symbolizes the Tex Mex philosophy.
  • Lesson 11: Marinades, Soups, and Potatoes

    Lesson 11 is the final lesson that deals with food recipes before moving on to have a brief look at Tex Mex beverages in lesson 12.
  • Lesson 12: Beverages

    This lesson winds down with a focus on the drinks popular in the Tex Mex world. Choosing what to drink with spicy food can be difficult but this is a brief guide to some popular beverages that will suit some of the recipes you will be enjoying in the cour
Course Title: Tex Mex Cooking 101
Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countries
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Course Number: 8900301
Course Type: How To
Course URL: http://texmexcooking.onlineclasses.com
Instructor: Nancy Fillip
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Requirements: View Technical Requirements
Course Fee: Basic Course: $30.00 (no CEU Certification)
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CEU Value: 0.8 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
Standard: Course Adheres to the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102.
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe Tex-Mex cuisine.
  • Demonstrate classic Tex-Mex recipes.
  • Demonstrate making salsa, rice, and cheese.
  • Demonstrate making pasta.
  • Describe and recognize Tex-Mex flavors.
  • Demonstrate making guacamole, beans and quesadillas.
  • Demonstrate making beer battered fritters, pizza, and stuffed cherry tomatoes.
  • Demonstrate making nachos, beef and chipotle pasta, and corn on the cob.
  • Demonstrate making chimichangas, potato bake, and baked chicken.
  • Demonstrate making chilli, marinades, soups, potatoes, and beverages, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
An IntroductionAssignment5
Lesson 1 Assignment: What is Tex Mex Cuisine?Assignment5
Lesson 2 Assignment: Introduce Yourself to Some Tex Mex ClassicsAssignment20
Lesson 3 Assignment: Make the Side Dishes- Salsa and Mexican RiceAssignment20
Lesson 4 Assignment: Tex Mex Pasta!Assignment20
Lesson 5 Assignment: Different Tex Mex FlavorsAssignment20
Lesson 6 Assignment: Make some Quesadillas .Assignment20
Lesson 7 Assignment: Beer Battered Fritters, Pizza and Stuffed Cherry TomatoesAssignment20
Lesson 8 Assignment: Corn on the Cob (Tex Mex style)Assignment20
Lesson 9 Assignment: ChimichangasAssignment20
Lesson 10 Assignment: All about ChiliAssignment20
Lesson 11 Assignment: Ribs and PotatoesAssignment20
Final ThoughtsAssignment100
Lesson 12 Assignment: The Right BeverageAssignment20
Final Assignment: Put it all together and Make a Tex Mex FeastAssignment20
Total Points:350

Student Testimonials

  • "Instructor very easy to relate to. The lessons were easy to understand, and gave many great recipes." -- Vickie W.
  • "There was a variety of recipes and techniques. I also appreciated the choices for each lesson....Thank you for your input at learning how to put together a Tex Mex meal. We had fun every Wednesday night for the last few months. Although omelets were our favorite, we enjoyed every meal. Thanks." -- Diane S.

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