5 Foods That Nobody Can Do Better Than Texas

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As we continue to be impressed by the number of great things accomplished by and for Texans, one thing we can’t lose sight of is the amount of wonderful foods that can be had in this great state of ours. Texas has got to be one of the most amazing places to find a meal when it comes to variety and quality. From casseroles to desserts, food on a stick or wrapped in a tortilla, and snacks to full-on savory concoctions, we know how it’s done, son!

1. Chicken Fried Steak

5 Foods Nobody Does Better Than Texas

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We invented it, so we ought to know a thing or two about making it! And we love our Chicken Fried Steak to the utmost, and beyond (since we don’t want to infringe on anything Disney might have to say, but it still applies)!

2. King Ranch Casserole

5 Foods Nobody Does Better Than Texas

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Feeding any Texas-sized appetite you can put in front of it, King Ranch Casserole is some hearty comfort food that comes from a hearty group of people. You just can’t beat it!

3. Pecan Pie

5 Foods Nobody Does Better Than Texas

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Just saying these two little words will make your mouth water! Have you ever heard of such a thing as a Pecan Pie in Texas that wasn’t done right? If so, the maker was probably a newbie (just learning the ropes), or they were secretly from out-of-state and just weren’t telling you.

4. Fajitas

5 Foods Nobody Does Better Than Texas

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That. Is. All. There’s only one word that can be said, and nothing further can describe how well it can be made in Texas. Fajitas. Period. Lip-smacking goodness from beginning to end!

5. Deep-Fried Anything

5 Foods Nobody Does Better Than Texas

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You’ve seen the finalists at the Big Tex Choice Awards, right?! We can fry a piece of shoe leather and make it taste like filet mignon. Well, not really, but you get the drift.