Tortillas are at the heart of many Mexican dishes and they can be made of flour (more common in northern Mexico) or corn/maize (the more traditional kind most common in southern Mexico). Tortillas can be served alongside a meal like bread, fried as chips and served with salsa or baked for enchiladas, fried for tacos or grilled for quesadillas.
Tacos are probably the most well known and consumed Mexican dish. Enchiladas are tortillas stuffed with vegetables and meat then folded and covered in a tomato and chili sauce and baked. Quesadillas are tortillas stuffed with cheese (and other ingredients), folded and grilled. A burrito is a tortilla filled with meat and other stuff. And finally there’s the tamale. This treat is a cornmeal paste wrapped in corn husks often stuffed with meat and/or vegetables, then steamed.
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