There’s nothing that satisfies a Texan’s soul more than sitting down at the table with family and friends and eating good beef. At Goodstock by Nolan Ryan, we believe that a truly great restaurant experience—whether it sticks to the basics or pushes the culinary boundaries—must be built on quality local Texas beef.

In part one of our “Where’s the Goodstock Beef” series we took a tour of restaurants around Houston that serve the finest beef in the land. Join us now, for a trip around the DFW Metroplex to discover delectable dishes built atop this local Texas staple. For more information on these restaurants and others, visit our Restaurant Locator.

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The Knockout Burger at Chapps BurgersSeven Locations in the DFW Metroplex

This family business has been putting smiles on burger lovers’ faces for nearly 40 years by offering easy customization alongside signature combos like the customer favorite Knockout Burger. This bistro-inspired burger adds mozzarella cheese, bacon, a fried egg, lettuce & tomato, and a house-made basil mayo to a perfectly cooked half-pound of Texas beef. The fresh flavors and variety of textures will leave you with stars in your eyes, befitting the burger’s name, especially if you get it with a side of Chapps’ hand-cut Cajun style fries.

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The Ribeye at Sweetie Pie’s RibeyesNorth Richland Hills, TX

This local favorite steakhouse, opened in 2021, to go along with the original location in Decatur, TX, is dedicated to delivering a comfortable, approachable experience without compromising an inch on the highest quality food. You can taste the difference particularly in the signature Goodstock Angus ribeye steaks. Premium Choice Texas beef is cut and cooked to order, so you can get it about as thick as you want and prepared exactly how you like it. The flavorful, USDA Certified Tender beef is seasoned, seared to perfection, and served with a smile alongside your choice of the best family recipe sides you can imagine and fresh-baked yeast rolls that are to die for.

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The Texas Nail at Slow Bone Texas BarbequeDallas, TX

It’s almost like someone threw down a challenge to the pitmaster of this Texas Monthly Top 50 BBQ Joint: How much incredible flavor can you fit into one sandwich. You won’t want to miss the answer to that challenge. The Texas Nail cannot be modified, but why would you want to? It comes with their signature slow smoked Prime grade brisket, Revolver® Blood & Honey Cheddar cheese, smoked mushrooms, caramelized onions, roasted green chiles, lime crema, and a jalapeño BBQ sauce. The combination of the barky chopped brisket, the savory cheese sauce, and distinctive tang of the chiles and crema delivers an outstanding meal you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

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The Green Chile Goat Cheese Burger at Tommy’s Burgers + Brews – Fort Worth, TX

One of Fort Worth’s favorite places to grab a burger delivers a uniquely delicious combination of flavors in this award-winning dish. The Southwestern flair of green chiles is paired with a tangy goat cheese atop a large hand-formed patty of local Texas beef to form a signature burger that stands out in a town of great eats.

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The Mix-Fajita Steak at Mixtitos KitchenDallas, TX

Although Chef Jose Luis Rodriguez’s menu at Mixtitos features dishes with culinary influences from all over the world – you’ll find a touch of Japanese, French, Mexican and American food all on one menu – the fresh ingredients all come from local suppliers. The standout Mix-Fajita Steak is made with local Texas skirt steak from Goodstock by Nolan Ryan and is served with bell peppers, onions, and cheese with a side of saffron rice and refrito beans and topped with feta cheese. The ingenious combination of flavors perfectly walks the line between familiar and distinctive to deliver an elevated take on a classic that you won’t soon forget.

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Brisket Grilled Cheese at Tailgater’s BBQWeatherford, TX

Looking for a truly Texas meal? Check out this gem at rising BBQ joint Tailgater’s BBQ, located at the Antebellum Ale House Wednesday through Saturday. They start out with Texas purveyor Goodstock by Nolan Ryan’s Prime Brisket, smoke it over Texas pecan wood, chopped and piled high on Texas toast along with a locally sourced cheddar cheese. The combination delivers true local flavor that is the highest quality you’ll find, and a distinctive sweet and nutty flavor profile than most Post Oak-smoked briskets. Get your sandwich with a scratch-made side of Gringo Corn or mac n’ cheese and bask in the Lone Star goodness.

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The Wine Country Burger at Chop House BurgerDallas & Fort Worth, TX

It’s natural that this upscale burger packed with classy flavors comes from a restaurant that began at the classic Dallas Chophouse. The steakhouse sold so many Chop House Burgers that they started a standalone place dedicated to this most American of dishes in 2010. This particular burger is for when you’re feeling fancy. They start with a flavorful Angus beef patty cooked to perfection, and add goat cheese crumble, honey mustard, red wine onion, tomato, and lettuce. The slightly sweet slightly tangy combination hits all the right notes, and if you add Truffle Parmesan fries to the side, you just might need to eat it with your pinky out.

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Finch BBQ Brisket Burger at Smoke Sessions BBQRoyse City, TX

Owners and pitmasters Chad & Jessica Sessions have built a beautiful and comfortable modern oasis of BBQ in the historic district of downtown Royse City, TX, a small town just northeast of Dallas. You won’t go wrong with any of the classic smoked meats, but don’t sleep on this smoked burger to get the best of both worlds. A perfectly seared quarter-pound patty made from Goodstock Angus brisket trimmings topped with American cheese, smoked brisket, fried onions, and Finch’s sweet habanero BBQ sauce. Just like the facility overall, this modern twist on a classic is perfectly executed and well worth the trip.

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The Loaded Cowtown Tots at Cowtown Brewing CompanyFort Worth, TX

This beloved local brewery was founded on the idea that great beer deserves equally great BBQ, and they deliver both in remarkable fashion. Whether you’re looking for a hearty meal or a satisfying appetizer to share with the table, you won’t go wrong with this combination of toppings accenting a generous pile of crispy tater tots. The chopped Goodstock brisket brings a smoky beefy punch that pairs perfectly with the accompanying sauteed peppers & onions, queso, salsa, pickled jalapeños, sour cream, and queso fresco. It’s cheesy, peppery, fresh and bright all at the same time.

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The Garbage Burger at E.J. Wills GastropubMcKinney, TX

Your big appetite will meet its match in this small, delicious mountain of beefy goodness. In addition to the generous Goodstock beef patty, you’ll get a staggering array of toppings: jack cheese, sliced turkey, red leaf lettuce, sliced tomato, red cabbage slaw, jalapeno bacon, mac & cheese, EJ’s house cheese sauce, and fried onion & jalapeno mix. The mad scientist in charge of this mammoth meal, Chef Greg, sometimes goes even further by adding toppings, like sunnyside up eggs and even NY strip steak. If you think you’re leaving this burger hungry, have no fear. The Garbage Burger is served with loaded tater tots on the side. Bon appetit!

For more information on where to find meals made with the highest quality Texas beef, visit our Restaurant Locator.