10 Delicious Recipes Inspired by Texas

10 Delicious Recipes Inspired by Texas

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Sheela Prakash
Jul 6, 2018
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If you've had the chance to visit Texas, then you know it's one of the best places to eat in the country. There are so many amazing dishes that define the place that it's hard to pick our favorites. Here are 10 great tastes of the state to start.

1. Basic Breakfast Tacos

Texas understands the art of tacos for breakfast, and we're taking notes. Both the crispy bacon and potato mixture for this classic version can be prepared ahead of time to make the morning go smoothly.

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2. Tex-Mex Quinoa Salad

This colorful grain salad is the kind of thing you can make on Sunday, tuck away in your fridge, and then rest easy knowing you have a wholesome lunch on your hands for days.

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3. Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

A sheet pan is all you really need to recreate this Tex-Mex restaurant crowd-favorite. While this recipe feeds a whopping eight to 10 people, it's easy enough to halve if needed.

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4. Savory Tex-Mex Dutch Baby Pancake

While Dutch baby pancakes are usually sweet, this savory version is hard not to fall for. Hot sauce and green chiles add spice to the batter and the whole thing is sprinkled with plenty of cheese before baking.

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5. Tex-Mex Migas

If you have some eggs, a bit of cheese, a jar of salsa, and a few tortillas, you have everything you need to make this comforting breakfast, brunch, or late-night snack.

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6. Cheesy Tex-Mex Rice

While the cheese, corn, and other veggies in this skillet rice help to make it pretty hearty, if you want to make more of complete meal, feel free to add some black beans, shredded chicken, or crumbled sausage.

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7. Slow Cooker Queso Dip

To serve this queso at your party, leave it right in the slow cooker and just turn it to the WARM setting. That way it will stay gooey and warm without burning.

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8. Cowboy Caviar

This black-eyed pea salad is sometimes also called Texas Caviar. It makes for an easy party snack since it can be made ahead of time, and actually gets better after a rest in the fridge — just don't forget the tortilla chips!

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9. King Ranch Casserole

This retro casserole could be likened to a decadent Tex-Mex lasagna. Layers of toasted flour tortillas are smothered in a cumin- and chili powder-spiked cream sauce, and it's all tied together with lots of cheese.

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10. How To Make Classic Pecan Pie

You can't talk about Texas without talking about pecan pie — it's the official state dessert, after all. This one is as traditional as it gets and deserves nothing more than to be served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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