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LearnedLeague precedent (LL77, MD18) – A specially prepared cornmeal dough usually stuffed with sweet or savory fillings and steamed inside a trimmed corn husk or banana leaf—this describes, most commonly, what dish? Zacahuiles are giant ones, while norteños are a smaller variety.
I missed it. I thought of a bunch of basic Mexican dishes, and I knew it wasn’t any of those. The name “tamale” did not cross my mind. I’m now 5 for 7. This was a painful miss. Definitely my worst miss this season.
Today’s post is going to be easy. It is the Wiktionary definitions of the most basic units of food you see on a Mexican restaurant menu. Not going to miss layups like this again.
1. A Mexican dish made by wrapping a filling in a tortilla, then baking in a sauce.
2. A Mexican dish consisting of a flour tortilla wrapped around a filling of meat and/or beans, cheese etc.
3. A specialty food of south-central Mexico, consisting of a bowl-shaped fried tortilla stuffed with chopped meat, lettuce, cheese, etc.
4. A deep-fried wet burrito.
5. A Mexican dish made by filling a tortilla (corn or flour) with cheese, folding in half and toasting until the cheese is melted.
6. A fried corn or flour tortilla, filled usually with beef or chicken and cheese, rolled up, and dipped in a form of salsa, or guacamole.
7. A Tex-Mex dish of strips of spicy marinated meat and/or vegetables in a soft flour tortilla, often served with salad or a savory filling.
8. A thick tortilla as made in Mexico, frequently stuffed and made of corn flour.