Old Southwest Mexican ChileRecipes 







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Original Mouthwatering Southwestern Mexican Dishes…Family Recipes Handed Down Over The Years…Just Released on Amazon Kindle… 

ALISO VIEJO, California (November 27, 2012) "Old Southwest Mexican Chile Recipes - Zesty Texas Style Chile" by author Tom Ellerbe.  Tom was born and raised in El Paso, Texas, in a unique historical area bordering Southwestern New Mexico and Old Mexico.  Billy the Kid and Poncho Villa created legions on both sides of the American and Mexican borders during the late 1800's.  Southwestern Mexican Food in this territory has been influenced by the Spaniards, Mexicans, Tiqua and Apache Indians. 

Authentic Southwestern Mexican flavors are balanced with the pungent tastes of chilies and spices that bring out their character …creating a bold cuisine. These tantalizing dishes are simple and easy for the casual cook…including sensational award winning Texas chili recipes. 

In 1850 a Texas oil man and lover of chili, found what is thought to be one of the "original chili mixtures". Texas oil fields and cattle drives by cowboys created an appeal for a good food staple for these hard travel times.  There was a demand for good "hot grub", so trail cooks came up with a sort of chili stew.  They pounded dried beef, fat, pepper, salt and chile peppers together, to form "chili bricks that could be boiled in pots along the trail.  It is said that some cooks planted chile pepper seeds, oregano and onions along the trails so that they would have a fresh supply as they traveled from Texas to Kansas railroad destinations during the many cattle drives in the 1800's. 

Author Tom Ellerbe has been a "Mexican Foodie" (Someone with a refined interest in Mexican food) and truly enjoys creating unique Mexican dishes.  Serving Southwest Mexican food has been a tradition in his family for many generations.  Mexican food from this border region comes in many varieties and can be imitated, but nothing can compare to original authentic "Old Southwest Mexican Chile Recipes". 


Tom Ellerbe - Author                                  


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Old Southwest Mexican Chile Recipes

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Keywords: Mexican cuisine, Mexican food,  Mexican recipes, Mexican chili, Mexican chile




The recipes are very easy to follow.  The chicken tortilla soup was my favorite...some of the salsa recipes were too hot for me -

Preston Winchester - Laguna Niguel, CA USA