It seems like every Mexican recipe is a combination of vegetables, meats, cheese, and tortillas, but which one is which? We’ll teach you the difference between fajitas, enchiladas, burritos, and tostadas!
Burrito: A burrito consists of a tortilla wrapped around a number of fillings, namely rice, beans, and meat. Some more Americanized burritos, however, contain many other ingredients, such as salsa, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, or vegetables.
Ceviche: Ceviche is a seafood dish that can be served on its own or in tortillas. It is comprised of raw seafood that is marinated in the juice of citrus fruits, which causes the fish to “cook” without actually using heat. In addition to seafood, ceviche contains avocado, onion, chile, and sometimes tomato.
Enchilada: An enchilada is a tortilla wrapped around various fillings; it usually contains meat, vegetables, cheese, and/or beans, and is then topped with a sauce. The sauce is most often a chili pepper sauce, but some enchiladas are topped with mole sauce or cheese.
Fajita: Fajitas are made of grilled meats and vegetables, usually onions and bell peppers. The fillings are served in an iron skillet with tortillas on the side; the diner must then roll the fajitas themselves and may top them with sour cream, cheese, lettuce, salsa, and guacamole.