Texas and Tex-Mex recipes

Find the most popular Texas or Tex-Mex recipes, from chili con carne to fajitas.

Chicken fried steak recipe 

Chicken fried steak is a typical Southern American dish - the beef steak is first tenderized, then coated in flour, egg and milk and then fried. The preparation and cooking of this dish is similar to fried chicken, hence the name. Chicken fried steak is typically served with mashed potatoes and gravy.
Tags: round steak, flour, eggs, butter, cream 

Texas Asado (Texas pork Asado) recipe 

Pork shoulder cooked in a chili, oregano and coriander sauce, wrapped with cheese in flour tortillas. A simple, delicious, typical Tex-Mex dish.
Tags: Ancho chiles, pork shoulder, oregano, garlic, onion 

Basic cream gravy recipe 

A simple, basic cream gravy recipe. Use this gravy on top of fried chicken, mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables or anything else you want.
Tags: vegetable oil, flour, milk 

Refried beans recipe 

Refried beans is a typical Mexican dish. It can be used as a side dish or as a filling in dishes like enchiladas, burritos and more. This recipe uses fresh beans so make sure you soak them the night before. You can of course use canned beans - the taste might not be the same but they will still taste good.
Tags: pinto beans, pork fat, onion, garlic, oregano 

Carne guisada recipe 

Tex-Mex style beef stew with a variety of herbs, spices and of course chiles. The beef is cooked in a variety of spices, chiles and beer.
Tags: beef, onion, Jalapeno chiles, Serano chiles, oregano 

Basic black beans recipe 

A traditional Mexican / Tex-Mex recipe for black beans where the beans are cooked with Chipotle chillies, carrot, onion, garlic and spices for around 2 1/2 hours. Note that the beans need to be soaked overnight so make sure you start a day ahead.
Tags: black beans, onion, garlic, carrot, chipotle chiles 

Chile cheese quesadillas recipe 

Quesadillas are Mexican sandwitches using tortillas instead of bread and a range of ingredients for the filling. This recipe is for chile and chese quesadillas served with freshly made salsa.
Tags: corn tortillas, cheddar cheese, green chiles, tomatoes, onion 
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Cornbread recipe 

Cornbread is quick bread made with cornmeal or maize, typically used in Mexican or other New World recipes. Cornbread is traditionally baked in a cast iron skillet. The process of making it is quite simple and baking time does not take more than 20 minutes.
Tags: cornmeal, flour, baking powder, egg, buttermilk 

Red beans and rice recipe 

Texas style red beans cooked with garlic, onion, green bell pepper, Chorizo sausage and herbs, served on top of cooked rice. If using dried beans, have in mind that they need to be soaked overnight, so do that the previous day. Otherwise you can use canned beans and save the soaking and most of the cooking time.
Tags: red kidney beans, green bell pepper, garlic, Chorizo sausage, rice 

Lamb barbacoa recipe 

Another great Mexican recipe, lamb barbacoa or barbequed lamb is lamb marinated in a chile sauce, slow cooked in the oven for 3 1/2 to 4 hours and served in a flour tortilla with onion, coriander and Mexican salsa. The original recipe called for cooking the meat in a pit, over a pot with water that was sitting on hot coals. The same method can be used to make pork barbacoa.
Tags: lab shoulder, ancho chiles, chipotle chiles, garlic, flour tortillas 

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