mexican food

The Difference Between Tex-Mex and Mexican Food

Making Enchiladas

I found the process of making a five-step video relatively simple. The challenges, at least for me, was staying quiet during filming and keeping the camera steady during the odd angled shots. Also, converting to an acceptable file from PremierPro. I’m still not sure I did that right.

I chose making enchiladas for my video because, as a Texas native, I thought it might be a good time to explain the difference between Mexican food and Tex-Mex food. Tex-Mex is what many Americans think of when they think of stereotypical Mexican food.

Here are a few differences:

Tex-Mex uses more meat and more cumin. (I love me some cumin, I add it to almost everything.)

Mexican dishes depend heavily on the areas they’re found in. Cities near the ocean have more seafood while inland cities have chicken and beef. Goat is also common.

Fajitas started in Texas, not Mexico.

Tex-Mex dishes have significantly more cheese in them than Mexican dishes. (The style of enchiladas I made are Tex-Mex versions, I put a lot of cheese in them.)

Queso is a Tex-Mex side creation.

Either way, they’re both delicious.


Some information about the differences between each dish was found at

To help with the use of PremierPro, I used my Briggs textbook as well as a Media College Tutorial website, listed below.