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Central Texas Barbecue

Barbecue, one of Texas’ most loved foods, is the best. Texas barbecue is available in many different variations, which can vary between regions. Texas barbecue can generally be divided into four regions: South Texas, East Texas West Texas, West Texas and West Texas. Barbecue is a popular choice in central Texas due to its high quality meat. It is also known as the best barbecue state-wide.

Central Texasans have a special fondness for barbecue. Lockhart, Taylor, Luling and Luling are home to some of the most renowned barbecue restaurants. Central Texas barbecue was first served in 1921. Central Texas barbecue originated in Germany, where it was first introduced to the region by settlers from Europe. During that time, meat markets offered cooked meat on butcherpapers.

These settlers set up meat markets. They used leftover meat to preserve it for future consumption. These leftover cuts of meat were usually pork and beef and were smoked over wood, mostly oak and pecan. The Anglo farmers who lived in the area adopted the name barbecue for the leftover cuts of meat.

Texas restaurants offer a unique experience for barbecue dinners. One way to order your Texas barbecue dinner is by getting a tray at the counter. Then, you load up the tray with the barbecue sauce and other side dishes. The meat is then served with slices of bread and, in most cases, chopped onions. The meat is usually cut right there, so you don’t have to wait. You can choose from brisket or sausage, pork ribs, beef and beef ribs as the most popular meats for a barbecue.

Central Texas has a tradition of valuing the quality of barbecue and the cuts it comes with. The sauces are viewed as side dishes while the focus is on what is being served. The meat is considered the ‘hero of the dish. All the other’sidekicks’ are not important. Central Texas barbecue is judged on three things: meat, flavor and tenderness.

Texas food

What is the secret to Texas’s singularity? Texas has it all. And we do things right. Let’s not forget about Texas food. What Texas foods will you find at a local barbecue, family dining, or social gathering? These six types of Texas food will likely be on your plate!


The south is a favorite of connoisseurs. Some cooks use several spice rubs to flavor their brisket. These Texas recipes produce a delicious barbecue taste thanks to slow-smoked meats. Some cooks will smoke brisket for as long as 12-24 hours. Cooks add Texas flavor to their Texas recipes by smoking their brisket using mesquite chips made from Jack Daniels whiskey barrels.

Shiner Bock

Shiner Bock is very popular in the south, especially the lone-star State. Some even go so far as to make Texas recipes with this amazing beer. This dark beer boasts low hops and a rich yet smooth flavor that is unmatched. I might be biased as a Texan but I believe the south is better at beer than the Yankees.

Brisket Tacos

Most people like brisket. But I would be willing to wager that you would enjoy a Fuzzy’s brisket sandwich. Fuzzy’s Texas restaurant and many others offer great Texas food with just the right kick and spice to enhance the flavor of brisket. The Texas cuisine has Mexican influences and can provide a satisfying kick.

Other Barbecue

Barbecue is a popular method of cooking slow-cooked beef brisket. Grill masters can make deer sausages, turkey, pork and chicken. Depending on the Texas recipe these meats could be served with a sweet marinade or a Cajun, Mexican, or spicy flavor.

Chicken Fried Steak

This dish represents southern cooking at its best. The meat is covered in flour, beer batter or other mix that gives it a crispy and deliciously fried texture. This pan-fried dish works well with gravy and waffles. You can find great Texas food at restaurants like “Bacon” in Austin.

Pecan pie

Pecan pie is a Texas favorite and is the official “state-pie”. This dessert will bring together your picnic, cook-out, social event, or other gatherings. Blue Bell icecream with caramel syrup can be used to enhance the flavor. Yum!

Honorable Mentions

These dishes are wonderful Texan dishes. However, I want to include a few that are not Texan. These are Tex-Mex dishes or Mexican food that are just amazing. Texans love Mexican food. Mexican food is very popular in Texas.