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How Much Do You Actually Know About Mexican Food?

Do you know the difference between bolillo rolls and conchas?

  1. Which of these is a concha?

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    Conchas are sweet bread rolls with crunchy sugar toppings.

    Get a recipe for vanilla-sugar conchas.

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  2. All of these ingredients commonly top elote except what?

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    Elote is typically topped with mayonnaise or butter, chili, and cheese — not pork.

    And you can usually ask for it spicy or mild. Get a recipe for elote.

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  3. Which of these ingredients would you commonly find in an al pastor taco?

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    Tacos al pastor are typically served with pineapple.

    Get a recipe for tacos al pastor.

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  4. Which of these is a sope?

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    Sopes are fried masa cups with pinched sides. They are commonly filled with refried beans and all kinds of other ingredients.

    Learn how to make sopes at home.

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  5. Which of these dishes is pozole?

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    Pozole is a comforting soup made with hominy and a variety of meats and veggies.

    The soup is typically garnished with fresh ingredients like shredded lettuce and radishes. Get a recipe for pozole rojo.

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  6. Which of these ingredients is commonly found in menudo?

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    Menudo is a savory soup typically made with tripe (beef stomach).

    Get a recipe for menudo rojo.

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  7. Which of these is not a Mexican cheese?

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    Pepper jack cheese is not from Mexico.

    The spicy cheese is from the United States.

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  8. Which of these is a nopal?

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    Nopales are a variety of cacti leaves used in a variety of dishes from tacos to salads.

    Learn how to cook with nopales.

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  9. Chilaquiles is typically served at what meal?

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    Chilaquiles is a breakfast dish made with fried tortillas smothered in salsa and topped with a variety of ingredients from eggs to cheese.

    Get a recipe for chilaquiles.

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