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Dakota's Texas Style Chili

Rating: 4 stars 40
A spicy Texas-style chili: no beans, tomatoes or ground beef. Great on a cold winter day and goes especially well with Golden Sweet Cornbread (which can also be found on Allrecipes). If you don't want to use beer in the chili, simply replace it with the same amount of water.

White Texas Sheet Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 415
This cake is good to make a day ahead, and is very popular at pot-lucks.
By Diane Kester

Texas Jambalaya

Rating: 4.5 stars 105
This is a hearty, filling meal with only one pot to clean up.
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San Antonio Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 48
A wonderful 'Heart of Texas' salad that makes a great meal! Seasoned ground beef, iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, pinto beans are just starters!
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Tex-Mex Patty Melts

Rating: 4.5 stars 65
I saw similar burgers made on television for a sports event. I didn't have buns, so I made patty melts instead. I will never make this in plain burger form again!
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Simple Texas Salsa

Rating: 4.5 stars 61
This is the most delicious salsa that doesn't require any cooking!
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Tejano Style Shrimp Cocktail

Rating: 4.5 stars 53
For those of you unable to make it to South Texas: a shrimp cocktail made Tex-Mex style to include cilantro and serrano chiles. An authentic flavor that will blow your tastebuds away, without leaving your home! Serve with saltine crackers.
By Allrecipes Member

Texas Pork Ribs

Rating: 4.5 stars 355
This is a multiple prize-winning master recipe. It has several steps that can be used on pork spareribs, country-style ribs, or pretty much any other type of pork rib; simply adjust oven time up for meatier cuts. Use some soaked wood chips on the barbecue. The smokier the grill, the better the ribs will taste!

Potato and Bean Enchiladas

Rating: 4.5 stars 190
A great vegetarian main dish that can be spiced up with the addition of jalapenos to either or both sauce and filling.
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Terry's Texas Pinto Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 436
An old fashioned 'pot of beans' recipe. It starts with dry pinto beans, onion, and chicken broth. Add green chili salsa, jalapeno and cumin for the spicy kick.
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Honey Smoked Turkey

Rating: 4.5 stars 48
Sweet and light, this is the easiest way to cook a big bird! It will be the best turkey you have ever had. The breast is moist and juicy, and the honey makes a great thin sauce. I hope you enjoy it as much as my friends and family do when I make it. I never have any leftovers! Enjoy!

Slow-Cooked, Texas-Style Beef Brisket

Rating: 4.5 stars 111
This slow-cooker recipe comes directly from the heart of a wonderful Texas cook who makes the best brisket in the world! Yay, Papa Louis! He shared it with me years ago, via my sister (his daughter-in-law). I change it from time to time by adding ingredients to make it more Mexican (serve it with tortillas), or leave it as is and serve it with fresh rolls.
By Ly
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Inspiration and Ideas

20 Texas Foods The Lone Star State Is Famous For
Take a trip through the Lone Star State with classic Texas dishes, including chicken fried steak, pecan pie, and, of course, barbeque. 
Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork
Rating: Unrated 2916
Texas-style pulled pork simmers in a tangy chili-seasoned barbecue sauce with plenty of onion, then pulled into tender shreds to serve on a buttered, toasted bun.
Cowboy Caviar
Rating: 4.5 stars 259

Black beans absorb other flavors superbly, so try to leave this for at least 20 minutes before serving to allow the different flavors to blend together.