Seriously! I've lived my life always under the thought that Tacos were a spanish food that was brought over to mexico from spain or developed in mexico afterward. Yeah!, reality just hit me when I found out Tacos were an "Aztec Indian (Nahuati)" food and the spanish were being given false credit by society for inventing this and other food types.
The taco predates the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico. There is anthropological evidence that the indigenous people living in the lake region of the Valley of Mexico traditionally ate tacos filled with small fish. Writings at the time of the Spanish conquistadors, Bernal Díaz del Castillo documented the first taco feast enjoyed by Europeans, a meal which Hernán Cortés arranged for his captains in Coyoacán.
I know what the indians in the now U.S. were eating in the past which was some early forms of the now chili meal, buffalo, nuts and cake patties so myself and many others have always been under the impression that the "Mesoamerica" indians ate basically the same types of foods. The twist happened throughout time and in reality the spanish ate pigs, chickens, nuts, veggies, cake patties and the "Mesoamerica" indians created all the great food meals that the mexicans are claiming as their own.
The real spelling of "Taco" is "Tlahco". "Tlahco" is the "Aztec" spelling of this meal translated into the english language. The "Mesoamerica Indians" are said to have developed many of these now so called mexican dishes. Over the decades the real truths have been lost as many people never research the origins of many things. I found this information in "Wikipedia" in which nobody has read maybe because it's to hurtful to walk into a mexican restaurant knowing the spanish killed off most of the "Aztec Nation" and stole their food recipes.
French Fries are credited to the French, chinese meals are credited to the chinese, Pizza, Lasagna and Spaghetti are credited to the Italians, Hamburgers and Hot Dogs are United States credited so why are the "Mesoamerica" indians not given credit for the meals they created? In the United States all meals of foreign origin are credited to the peoples who created them but not in the case of the "Mesoamerica" indian.
Is the reason no credit is given to the "Mesoamerica" Indians for the foods they created caused by the human sacrifices they did? Well, the spanish that brought the "Mesoamerica" indians to their extinction made laws that sent thousands of innocent hispanics to their deaths. What's the difference between laws that are written with NO common sense by the hispanics to control populations with the threat of death by government executions 400 years ago and the public executions done by "Mesoamerica" indians that were said to be human sacrifices to keep the order in their huge society?
The "Mesoamerica" indians did do human sacrifices on captured soldiers of enemy armies only and made these human sacrifices a delicacy food source for the families of the soldiers who captured the enemy. The "Mesoamerica" indians did not do human sacrifices out of their own populations, just captured soldiers from battles were sacrificed.
Back in those days when civilizations were first forming law and order was harsh. It's been said and the history is factual about the human sacrifices of captured soldiers that were a tradition of the "Aztec", "Mayan" and "Inca" indians. Actually I'm wondering now is the "Mesoamerica" indian civilization predates Egypt's civilization? The indians did indeed have structured society's of law and order but have never been considered to be civilized. My first guess about this is anybody who runs half naked through the forests can't be civilized.
The "Aztec" indian system of law and order in reality was death penalties for horrendous crimes as we in today's society execute people for. The "Mesoamerica" societies it appears were religious societies of the indian cultures that punished criminal activity as we do today. The information I have gained so far says the human sacrifices were not part of a law and order act but instead a religious ritual pointed at captured soldiers of rival indian armies. Many spanish soldiers were most likely sacrificed and eaten after they were captured by the indian families that captured them.
The "Aztec" and "Mayan" indians did have a judicial system like the one we have today. Death penalties were carried out in the "Aztec" empire by an appointed executioner. The "Aztec" courts could put a person to death for "Perjury". The United States held public hangings for decades for major crimes. The "Aztec" indians would inflict the death penalty for many crimes we deem today as being minor. Below is a list of crimes and ways the death penalty could be carried out and every time I read it I think of the "Middle Ages In Europe", not to much difference between the "Aztec" and "European" societies back then.
Below Is A Copy/Paste From The Texas Tarlton Law Library
Numerous offenses were punishable by death, including homicide, perjury, rape, abortion, highway robbery, moving boundary markers, serious defamation of character, destruction of crops, selling stolen property, weight and measure fraud, witchcraft, incest, official graft, pederasty, inciting a public disturbance, sedition, treason, desertion or insubordination by soldiers, use of the emperor's insignia, and serious judicial misconduct. Capital punishment could be carried out through hanging, drowning, stoning, strangulation, beheading, beating, disembowelment, burning, quartering, and opening the chest to remove the perpetrator's heart. It was possible for victims or families of victims to intervene in the execution of a sentence. If they chose to forgive the perpetrator, his death sentence was removed and he would become a slave of the victim's family.
The spanish did produce children with the enslaved "Aztec" women they used as janitors. When the spanish arrived in present day mexico city they had very good social relationships with the "Aztecs" before enslaving and murdering them. The "Mesoamerica Indian Nations" people were good only for "Free Labor". The "Mesoamerica" indians could not compete with the then modern spanish tools of war so they were easily conquered.
Many mexicans in today's society try to identify themselves with the "Aztecs" using "Aztec" symbolism but that's as phony as anybody can get. There are some pure bread "Aztecs" still living in southern mexico but they are few now.
The "Enchilada" is also an "Aztec" meal and was discovered at the same time the "Aztec Tlahco" was discovered. The "Aztec" name for the now "Enchilada" was "Chillapitzalli". Even the word "Chili" is of "Aztec Indian" origins.
The word "Chili" comes from the "Aztec" origins but it's stated that the actual dish of "Chili" was created by the United States "Pueblo Indians" but in a different recipe. Today's modern meal of Chili was created in the "San Antonio" region of southern Texas by U.S. Citizen "Tejana women" somewhere around 1850. Texas became a state of the United States in 1845 so the meal of "Chile" is in fact a, "U.S. Developed Meal".
The "Burrito" may have been an early Mesoamerica" origin spinoff of a meal prepared by the "Aztec" indians who used a corn tortilla. It appears that the "Burrito" may have been a meal created out of the pre-hispanic domination of mexico but put in the newly developed mexican "Flour Tortilla". The "Flour Tortilla" was indeed created by mexican nationals in the 1800's.
It now seems that most of these popular so called, "mexican foods" have their origins rooted in the pre hispanic indian populations of mexico, central and south america. The "Flour Tortilla" was a mexican creation but the "Burrito" is just a spinoff of an "Aztec" meal made with "Corn Tortilla's (Masa)".
The "Aztec", "Inca" and "Maya" indian populations were the dominate populations of the americas central and south thousands upon thousands (10,000) of years before the spanish arrived. These indians created some great meals that live on in today's societies but the indians are not given credit for them. The spanish killed off these indigenous populations and then let history show these delicious indian meals were spanish which is a terrible falsehood.
All the research I have done shows that people are giving the mexican population credit for "Mesoamerica" indian food dishes and this is a terrible falsehood. I even looked up "Aztec" food and the search results showed so called "Aztec" inspired restaurants were associating their meals with the mexican culture. The so called authentic mexican restaurants are just plainly advertising their "Aztec" meals as mexican.
The "Taquito" which is just a rolled taco without the veggie's has it's origins in, "Los Angeles California". "Taquito's" were developed on "Olvera Street" in spanish "Los Angeles". Another name for "Taquito" is "Flauta". Both are the same.
I'm looking at the origins of the most popular mexican dishes and I'm seeing many were not created by mexican nationals in mexico but instead by the "Aztec" indians before the spanish arrived and slaughtered them. Most meals were created by the "Aztec" indians and a few were created inside the United States and Europe. The problem with defining who created what means sorting out which meals were created before the spanish invaded what is now known as mexico. Just because the spanish invaded the "Aztec, Inca and Mayan" empires doesn't mean they own the rights of credit for food the indians created.
When I look for where these meals originated I look for the first mention of where the dish was if there is no clear evidence. Many of the meals listed here originated from the "Aztec" Indians and went through development over the decades by people worldwide. Many of the few known mexican meals are just spinoffs of old "Aztec" Indian meals. When the spanish arrived in what is now known as mexico they ate the foods popular in Europe at that time and had absolutely nothing to do with creating these delicious meals they are being given credit for.
Meals with a clear origin to the "Aztec Indians":
Beans – "Aztec". Beans were cultivated long before the appearance of the spanish. The mexicans get credit for refried beans but not for creating any kind of bean. Clear Evidence
Masa – "Aztec". The dough that is used to make corn tortillas and tamales. Clear Evidence
Chili Peppers – "Aztec" Even though the creation of "Chili Relleno" is mexican the chili pepper itself is clearly an "Aztec" food created long before the spanish arrived on the now mexican peninsula.
Corn Tortillas (Masa) – "Aztec" indians origins Clear Evidence
Tlahco (Taco) – "Aztec" Origin. Clear Evidence
Chillapitzalli (Enchilada) – "Aztec" Origin Clear Evidence
Tostada – "Mesoamerica" 2000 years ago which were the areas where the Aztecs, Mayan and Inca indians lived long before the spanish invaded and killed off the indian populations those areas. Clear Evidence
Ahuacamolli (Guacamole) – "Aztec" Origin Clear Evidence
Tamai (Tamale) – "Aztec" Indian Origin, 8000 to 5000 BC. Pictorial evidence was found. Clear Evidence
Molli Sauce (Mole) – I have to say again, "Aztec" only because the name comes from the "Aztec Nahuati" word, "Molli". Many mexicans claim to have created this sauce but the origin has to go to the "Aztec" indians because of the name. Clear Evidence
Chilpoctli (Chipotle) – This is an "Aztec" Mesoamerica food created by the "Aztec" indians long before the spanish arrived in mexico. Clear Evidence
Chilaquiliti (Chilaquiles) – "Aztec", the name of this dish comes from the "Aztec" language so the origin of this meal was another that was taken from the "Aztec" indians and made to appear as an authentic mexican dish. Clear Evidence
Pozole (Posole) – "Aztec" This is a mesoamerica indian meal made from hominy. On special occasions after a human sacrifice was done the meat added to this meal would be the meat of the sacrificed captured soldier. Clear Evidence
Tomalito – "Aztec" The tomalito was around long before the mesoamerica indians but it was the mesoamerica indians who developed this into the green sauce it is today.
Pellizcadas – "Aztec", Clear Evidence. This meal appears by sight to be a spinoff of the Chalupa and called "Spopes" in mexico.
Meals Originating From The United States:
Many of these so called mexican meals originated from the "Pueble Indians" within the then border of the United States.
Chilli (Chili) – The word is of Aztec Origin but the meal was created by the U.S. "Pueblo" indians who were farmers and grew beans. Later in time U.S. Citizen Tejana women of hispanic heritage in 1850's out of San Antonio Texas created their recipe of this indian meal that is popular now. The difference between the indian recipe and the Tejana women recipe is the sauce. Widespread Mention
Chivichanga (Chimichanga) – Tucson, Arizona United States. Many people claim to have been the creators of this dish but the first widespread mention of it came out of the United States. Widespread Mention
Chili Verde – United States, New Mexico "Pueblo Indians". You will find many people saying this meal is from Northern mexico but this is false. Chili Verde originated in the United States then migrated to Northern mexico under the name of, "Cerdo Con Verdolagas". If you order "Chili Verde" in mexico you will get a plate of plain green chili's. The mexican version of "Chili Verde" is different than the "Pueblo Indian" version.
The "Tomalito" which is used to make the green sauce originated in South America and was a food staple of the "mesoamerica" indians whom are the "Aztec", "Mayan" and "Inca" Indians. The "tomalito" was grown in the southern parts of the United States by the "Pueblo" indians who were farmers but are now mostly imported from mexico. Widespread Mention
Chile Verde is a dish from New Mexico. Its just pork/mutton/beef cooked with cumin, oregano, beer, and bay leaves, and a few cups of chopped roasted peeled NM green chiles. Paired with frybread, as it is in pueblo communities, its fantastic.
Jalapeno Poppers – United States – Jalapeno poppers are a spinoff of the mexican chili relleno dish created in the United States. They first started to appear in the early 1980's restaurants and eventually migrated to the United States food companies as a frozen food product.
Some mexicans I read always say "Jalapeno Poppers" along with many other dishes created by the "Aztec" indians are of mexican creation but these claims are completely false and only told as lies to elevate the mexican culture. The fact is the hispanics before they killed all the mesoamerican indians consumed pork, chickens and beef like all the other European countries did.
Meals with a direct origin in mexico:
Most meals here labeled as "Authentic Mexican" originated in the "Aztec Indian" empire centuries before the spanish arrived and created the country of mexico. All these meals listed below with mexican origins are in actuality spinoffs of "Aztec" meals.
Flour Tortillas – Mexico, a spinoff of the corn tortilla made from flour. Clear Evidence
Burrito – Mexico, The origin of the burrito is mexico since the earliest known mention of the burrito is in 1895 by a mexican dictionary. Clear Evidence
Chalupa – Mexico. Modeled after the "Aztec" meal called Tostada but much smaller with a shallow cup. These are served with meat whereas the Tostada is mainly a vegetable only dish but many recipes call for meat. Clear Evidence
Chile Relleno – Mexico. Clear Evidence. The chili pepper itself that is stuffed is an "Aztec" indian food that was used long before the spanish arrived on the now mexican peninsula.
Quesadilla – Mexico. Clear Evidence. A "Quesadilla" is nothing but an "Aztec" tlahco without the meat on a flour tortilla. The Quesadilla is a vegetarian meal.
Refried Beans – Mexico, Widespread Mention in 1911, beans themselves were a staple of the Aztec Indian meals long before mexicans refried them.
Carnitas – Mexico, Clear Evidence. Carnitas are just "Aztec" tlahco's with pork. The "Aztecs" did not have pork so when the spanish finished slaughtering the "Aztecs" they brought pork to the "Aztec" land and put it in a tlahco and named it Carnitas.
Huevos Rancheros – Mexico, Clear Evidence
Nachos – Mexico, Clear Evidence. Considered "Tex Mex" because they were developed on the Texas border in Mexico. Some U.S. Citizens crossed into mexico to party and went into a restaurant before it closed and the restaurant did not have to much to offer at that time of night because they were cleaning up so a chef chopped up some corn tortilla's, deep fried them and topped them with a cheese sauce for the two U.S. Citizens.
Meals Originating From European Locations:
Torta – European origins. This meal has its origins in Europe but which European country first produced it is unknown. Clear Evidence
Chorizo – Has roots back to the Roman Empire.
Sopaipilla – Muslim middle east. Clear Evidence
Empanar (Empanada) – The original origins of this meal are from Great Britain, Samosa, Asia and Russia. Clear Evidence
Other Meal Origins:
Churro (Youtiao) – China from the chinese food "Youtiao". Clear Evidence
Salsa – Unknown, said to have originated from the "Hispanophone" world which is all countries that speak spanish. Clear Evidence
Carne Asado – Unknown, it's said even in Wikipedia this style of meat originated in mexico but it's just a thin cut flank steak marinated and then charred on a grill. "Carne Asado" translates into "Grilled Meat". Sure, the name for this style of grilled meat belongs to mexico but a more direct pointer needs to be found to say this style of grilled meat originated in mexico. Grilling meat and barbecuing all meats in all kinds of marinades and sauces is a worldwide cooking method past and present especially in the United States where barbecuing is a traditional way of life. I can't put this one in the "mexico" column or anywhere else.
OK, the United States communist democrat party is campaigning on the destruction of the United States indigenous indian people by white people but the U.S. democrat party fully supports the hispanic people who slaughtered the "Aztec", "Mayan" and "Inca" mesoamerica indigenous indians who created the many meals the now mexican people are falsely claiming credit for bringing into existence.
The "Aztec", "Mayan" and "Inca" indians populated mexico, central and south america for 8 to 10 thousand years before the spanish arrived. To say these indian populations didn't create recipes that were delicious and lived on through endless time is just an abomination and racial injustice. It's the mesoamerica indian populations that created these wonderful meals the spanish are taking credit for after wiping the mesoamerica indians off the face of the earth
The "Aztec", "Mayan" and "Inca" indians developed most of these very delicious meals over the 10,000 years of their empires. When the spanish landed in mexico city they made these foods developed by the mesoamerica indians as their new established meals. Over the decades and in today's society some people already know this but most do not with the magnitude of mexican restaurants around peddling false information about these meals being authentic mexican recipes. As millions of uneducated hispanics flood over the U.S. southern border illegally they bring with them the thought that these meals are of their creation when in fact and truth they are not.
In ending I'm not out to trash the mexican people as a whole but only trying to dispel the cultural myth built in the United States that elevates hispanics because of the many delicious meals falsely credited to them. The true facts are most of the meals claimed to be of mexican origin are not and were taken from the indian peoples that were in the mexican, central and south american areas 8,000 to 10,000 years before the spanish arrived and eliminated the native indians into extinction.