You don’t have to be raised in the South to be called a Southerner. Argentina-born Maria Corbalan, owner and creator of Taco
Xpress in Austin, Texas, exemplifies Southern hospitality. “I don’t shake hands, honey. I give hugs,” says Maria as she welcomes
me with open arms and a rich South American accent. Her personality is warm and flavored with a little spice, just like her
But these aren’t just any tacos. They’re the real deal, with authentic ingredients that melt in your mouth and leave you wanting more. After one trip I was hooked. Thankfully, this honorary Southerner shared some of her unforgettable recipes with us. Did I mention they’re also good for you? You wouldn’t expect this from hearty comfort food, but all have fewer calories and fat than typical tacos.