Now that it’s finally getting cold here, we’re all digging into our favorite comfort foods. In Texas, for many, comfort food means Tex-Mex, so we asked some of our chef friends for their favorite Tex-Mex recipes. From smothered enchiladas to grilled queso, find their best recipes below.
Starting with citrusy steak fajitas, this first recipe comes from Montelongo’s Restaurant in Lubbock. For an extra tender cook, poke the steak with a fork prior to marinating so the citrus soaks through the meat. Serve with warm tortillas, rice and your favorite Tex-Mex toppings.
You can master Sylvia’s enchilada recipe on the first try and then enjoy any of her 18 variations, so you’ll never get bored. With this recipe, you’ll also learn how to make Sylvia’s secret chile sauce that will pack in all the irresistible Tex-Mex flavors.
Enjoy Tex-Mex guilt free with protein-packed power bowls right from Maudie’s recipe collection. Learn each step – from the marinade, fresh pico, jalapeno ranch and flawless assembly. Make sure to use fresh peppers to make it taste just like it does at this favorite Austin spot.
El Chaparral is a San Antonio gem that has perfected Shrimp Relleno. But don’t worry, even if you don’t live near the Alamo City, you can make this shrimp relleno right at home, right down to its creamy jalapeno sauce. Skip sauteing the poblano peppers and instead lightly char them over a gas stove for a more authentic flavor.
If you are wanting to enjoy Tex-Mex comfort food but keep it vegetarian, then you’ll want to cook up Aldaco’s grilled cheese queso. This comes together in no time and makes for the perfect appetizer to any Texas dinner. Just make sure to stay by the stove as the cheese melts to avoid overcooking the queso.
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