So… Glen had hot dogs stands, and it is very common to have a chili dog… what is in the chili for that? it’s loose Ground beef with spices… almost the same as a Taco Bell taco huh? Just something to think about.
So by 1972 he had 350 Taco Bell restaurants.
Taco Bell eventually was world wide and had amazing catchy add campaigns and promotions everyone knew who they were.
So glen the gringo put crappy Tex-mex food on the map.
It was cheap different than a burger it was in the malls kids grew up eating this.
This was the basis people gauge Mexican food how much Much better was it than Taco Bell’s.
So then came the the trendy restaurants, the mom an pop Mexican restaurants serving up taco with better Meats either ground meat or al calbon topped with thick fresh guacamole and a beer with a lime in it..upscale Taco Bell’s.
Ok so what’s real?
In America we eat pretty much the same yellow corn all the time corn on the cob, nibbles and cream of corn and that’s it.
In Mexico there are over 60 variations of corn of different colors shapes and sizes and a ton of ways on how they cooked them.
A meal can have a different variety’s of corn cooked and used in different ways.
But the main thing is the masa for the tortillas has to go thru a special process of grinding dried heirloom corn fresh.
You can can make Masa from corn meal but it is still not the same taste as fresh not even close and forget about the pre made tortillas.
It’s like comparing fresh hot bread out of the oven to cheap sliced bread from the supermarket.
But making your own tortillas from corn meal is still better that most options.
Ok well if your lucky you can find real Mexican food trucks in certain areas if you see a sign with beef chicken or pork walk away.
You want to see things you never heard of and or words like carnitas, pastor, lengua, guisados, hochata no lettuce and tomatoes and sour cream.
Only onion or some self server relish you have never seen before and they only have warm corn tortillas.
For restaurants the same but a good restaurant sometimes they have a juke box playing Mexican music loud… I mean really loud.
What We made was carnitas with chunks of braised marinated pork browned then covered with remaining marinade then topped with condensed milk and slow cooked for 2 hours…