Course Syllabus

 

Course Description

Tex Mex Cuisine 101: A Culinary Journey

Welcome to a culinary journey that promises to delight your taste buds and expand your culinary horizon! If you've ever wondered about the origin, evolution, and sheer variety of Tex Mex dishes that have achieved global popularity, our comprehensive Tex Mex Cuisine 101 course has been meticulously designed for enthusiasts like you.

The Origin and Evolution of Tex Mex Cuisine

Tex Mex cuisine is a beautiful amalgamation of flavors from Mexico and the Southern United States, predominantly Texas. Rooted in the history of the mingling cultures, Tex Mex emerged as Mexican immigrants introduced traditional ingredients to Southern American states, blending with local flavors and techniques. Today, based on [current statistical data], Tex Mex restaurants dot the globe, showcasing the cuisine's global appeal and versatility.

Our journey begins with a deep dive into the rich history of Tex Mex. Understand how cultural exchanges and geographical proximities led to the birth of this distinctive cuisine. As with all great culinary stories, the tale of Tex Mex is replete with passion, creativity, and a love for good food.

Discover a World of Recipes

From the second lesson onward, immerse yourself in the culinary magic that Tex Mex has to offer. Whether you are a spice aficionado or prefer milder flavors, we have you covered. Our course comprises an array of recipes to ensure that every student finds something to resonate with their palate. We'll explore everything from fiery chilies to comfort-food classics, ensuring that there's a dish for everyone, whether you're serving an adventurous group of adults or a family with children.

To provide a glimpse:

  • Lesson 2: Classic Tex-Mex Recipes - Begin with foundational dishes that have made Tex Mex famous worldwide.
  • Lesson 3: Salsa, Rice, and Cheese - Dive deep into the staples that form the base for countless Tex Mex delicacies.
  • Lesson 4: Pasta - Understand how Tex Mex gives a twist to this universally loved ingredient.
  • Lesson 5: Tex-Mex Flavors - Discover the spices and seasonings that lend Tex Mex its unmistakable identity.
  • Lesson 6: Guacamole, Beans, and Quesadillas - Perfect the art of creating the perfect appetizers and sides.
  • Lesson 7 to 12: Each of these lessons unfolds more advanced and nuanced recipes, from Beer Battered Fritters and Chimichangas to tantalizing beverages.

Every lesson comes with approximately three meticulously curated recipes. They range from quick snacks and side dishes to elaborate main courses. Each recipe is paired with suggestions, encouraging you to modify and adapt, catering to your guests' tastes or to the ingredients available locally. In this manner, we not only help you master Tex Mex dishes but also empower you to innovate, ensuring the cuisine continues to evolve.

A Comprehensive Learning Experience

Beyond the recipes, we've designed this course to be a holistic learning experience. Tex Mex Cuisine 101 is more than just a cooking class; it's an invitation to experience a culture, a history, and a culinary tradition that has touched countless lives. We invite you to join us on this delicious journey and discover the flavors, stories, and techniques that make Tex Mex a global sensation. Whether you're a seasoned chef, a home cook, or simply someone who loves good food, there's a seat for you at our table. Welcome aboard!

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

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.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction 5 points
Lesson 1 Assignment: What is Tex Mex Cuisine? 100 points
Lesson 2 Assignment: Introduce Yourself to Some Tex Mex Classics 20 points
Lesson 3 Assignment: Make the Side Dishes- Salsa and Mexican Rice 20 points
Lesson 4 Assignment: Tex Mex Pasta! 20 points
Lesson 5 Assignment: Different Tex Mex Flavors 20 points
Lesson 6 Assignment: Make some Quesadillas . 20 points
Lesson 7 Assignment: Beer Battered Fritters, Pizza and Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes 20 points
Lesson 8 Assignment: Corn on the Cob (Tex Mex style) 20 points
Lesson 9 Assignment: Chimichangas 20 points
Lesson 10 Assignment: All about Chili 20 points
Lesson 11 Assignment: Ribs and Potatoes 20 points
Lesson 12 Assignment: The Right Beverage 20 points
Final Assignment: Put it all together and Make a Tex Mex Feast 20 points
Final Thoughts 100 points
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