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Due to its dry and arid desert climate, Northern Mexico has adapted to its environment with hearty stews, dozens of flour tortilla types, dried meats, and an affinity for beef. It is also one of Mexico's lead providers in cheese, which makes sense because of its significant cow population. Carne asada is an unsurprising and traditional favorite, but the North is said to have also birthed the highly-coveted and celebrated burrito. Pair the wrapped delicacy with refried Pinto beans, spicy peppers, and Spanish rice for a truly authentic Northern Mexican feast.