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10 Texas Dishes That’ll Make You Shout Yee-Haw

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Foodie historians debate the origins of the Texas sheet cake. Did it originate in Texas? Is it named for our state because of its size? Or is it the sprinkling of pecans over top that ties it to our area? No one can say for sure. But we all can agree that this recipe could cause someone to “take the cake” at your next party.

Put this recipe to the test: Evil Shenanigans Texas Sheet Cake

4. Venison

Ten Texas Dishes That Make You Shout Yee-Haw

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If Texas designated a state meat like it did a flower, you might find a giant ribeye listed as the state’s chosen one – a close second might be venison. Whatever the preference, Texans love their meat and their grills. Few things put a bigger smile on a Texans face than the perfect piece of  char-grilled tender meat with a cold beer.

Here’s a recipe to try the next time you’re craving venison. Hank Shaws Grilled Venison Loin

5. Cheese and Onion Enchiladas with Chile Con Carne

Ten Texas Dishes That Make You Shout Yee-Haw

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Okay, admit it. Can you honestly say that a steaming plate of cheesy, ooey, gooey goodness swimming in a tangy smoky sauce doesn’t make your mouth want to sing with anticipated pleasure. We certainly love our Tex-Mex and whipping up this classic in the comfort of your own home while sipping a margarita sounds like a perfect way to spend an evening.

Check out this recipe from the blog Evil Shenanigans: Evil Shenanigans Cheese and Onion Enchiladas with Chile Con Carne

6. Prickly Pear Margaritas

Ten Texas Dishes That Make You Shout Yee-Haw
Photo: by Maria Stordahl Nelson

Speaking of margaritas, you can’t cruise through the Texas Hill Country without stumbling over a prickly pear cactus, paddles sprawling like outstretched hands. Syrup from the magenta colored fleshy fruit of this succulent, when stirred together with tequila,  lime juice and sweet and sour mix makes for a margarita made in Hill Country heaven. Make it even more Hill Country by mixing up a pitcher with a bottle of Austin based Dulce Vida organic tequila.