Texas Food Rocks!

cheese enchiladas

1. Cheese Enchiladas

Anywhere but in Texas, chips and salsa make for a great appetizer. Ha! Texans eat chips with salsa as well as chips with chili con queso. What? Never heard of queso? Then you're not from Texas. Many of the Lone Star State's food is influenced south of the border. Texans however, put their own special 'twist' to the dish.

Mexicans roll their food in a tortilla. Texans add cheese to make it their own.

2. Brisket

brisketWhat makes Texas brisket different? Slow smoke 'em for eight hours. Yummy!

3. Chicken Fried Steak

chicken-fried-steakSure, you will find this dish in the South. There are two sizes: regular and Texas-size which fills up the entire plate.

4. Sweet Tea

sweet-teaGrab a handful of your favorite tea bags. Brew. Pour hot tea over syrup (or sugar). Add ice. Twist of lemon. You're good to go!

5. Fajitas

fajitasGrilled chicken, beef, or pork - which do you prefer? Served with grilled onions and grilled green peppers. Add a touch of sauce and the plate is served to you with steam rising to the ceiling (not kidding). Flour tortillas and cheese on the side. Build your own fajita taco.

6. Pecan Pie

pecan-pieIt's not the holidays unless someone bakes pecan pie.

7. Chili

chiliWhat is the official dish of Texas? CHILI! You can serve it spicy hot, mild, with beans, without bean, or with con carne. You don't know what 'con carne' means? Then you're not from Texas.

8. Frito Pie

frito-pieConsidered Texas Chili-on-the-Go! Open a bag of Fritos (usually just on one side). Add a couple of scoops of chili with or without beans. Onions. Cheese. Eat as you go. Favorite at carnivals, outdoor events, and flea markets.

9. Tortilla Soup

tortilla-soupSpicy chicken soup topped with freshly fried strips of tortillas.

10. Chili Con Queso

con-quesoChili peppers. Different cheeses melted. Colorful tortilla chips. Find this appetizer in most Tex-Mex eateries.

Which is your favorite Texas dish?

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