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.