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Brisket Salad

Even though it sounds like an oxymoron, this dish brings together the best of both worlds: meaty, smoked Texas brisket and herby green salad.


Mini King Ranch Casseroles

For her new best-selling cookbook, Dallas food writer Alex Snodgrass came up with a healthier—and just plain adorable—version of the state’s beloved casserole.

Carne Asada- Oct. Monthly Cook Book

Josef Centeno’s Carne Guisada

Carne guisada is my “bowl of red,” except I never eat it in a bowl—always in a flour tortilla. Like chili con carne, this stewed beef is made with chunks of beef and dried chiles and spices, and it also contains tomatoes. But unlike chili con carne, it isn’t served

Lamburger Helper

Lamburger Helper

In ‘Cook Like a Local,’ the award-winning Houston chef shares the secret to this dish from the late, great Underbelly.

The Texas Cookbook

Hominy Casserole

Updated from Mary Faulk Koock’s Texas Cookbook. This mid-century recipe collection offers an overwhelming look at the state’s cuisine. Its limitations are a product of its time.

A roasted chile lies in a bowl, covered in a white sauce and pomegranate seeds.

Chiles en Nogada

Food historian and cookbook author Melissa Guerra adapts the nineteenth-century recipe for twenty-first-century palates and contemporary kitchens.

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