Course Description

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.
 
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.

  • 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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