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Wrap it, toast it, stuff it or fry it?
Here’s the difference between a few of the seemingly similar dishes listed above:
Tacos: Hard or soft tortillas wrapped or folded around meats, seafoods, vegetables and cheese, with an assortment of garnishes, ranging from guacamole to cilantro, onions and more.
Tostadas: Spanish for “toasted,” this dish is typically served with a crisply toasted base.
Fajitas: Term used within Tex-Mex cuisine; tortillas are often served on a hot platter with grilled meats, fresh vegetables and sauces.
Quesadillas: Tortillas filled with a variety of ingredients, from meats to vegetables and cheeses, that are folded in half and grilled to crisp up the outside and warm it through.
Enchiladas: A tortilla rolled and stuffed with a variety of ingredients, then covered in sauce (usually tomato-chilli).
Burritos: Tortillas, stuffed with a variety of ingredients (from refried beans and meat, to add-ons like rice, vegetables and sour cream), that are wrapped or folded into a cylinder and lightly grilled.