Category: Tex-Mex

Felix queso | Homesick Texan
Appetizer Tex-Mex

Felix queso

So, first things first. I never had the famed Felix queso at its original home, a Southeast Texas regional chain of restaurants owned…

Chili parlor queso | Homesick Texan
Appetizer Tex-Mex

Chili parlor queso

Texas red chili and chile con queso make fine companions in this addictive Tex-Mex dip. Top with onions and pickled jalapeños and serve with tortilla chips. A welcome appetizer for any gathering.

Green chile creamy avocado salsa | Homesick Texan
Appetizer Tex-Mex

Green chile creamy avocado salsa

This avocado-based green salsa is found on many Houston Tex-Mex tables. Cool and bright with just a hint of heat, it goes well with tortilla chips but can be spooned onto tacos or grilled meats, too.

Coca-Cola braised carnitas | Homesick Texan
Main dish Tex-Mex

Coca-Cola braised carnitas

Coca-Cola and milk, along with warm flavors such as cinnamon, allspice, and chipotle give these carnitas a slight hint of bacon, which is never a bad thing at all.

Green chile Frito pie | Homesick Texan
Main dish Tex-Mex

Green chile Frito pie

Much like New Mexican cuisine varies from Texan cuisine, they also serve their Frito pie not quite the same way we do. For instance, instead of the pie being topped with a hearty red chili, in New Mexico you’ll often see it with a green chili instead.