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.
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.
Gulf shrimp along with tomatoes, garlic, onions, jalapeños, avocado, and a generous splash of lime juice are the foundations of this classic South Texas ceviche.
Jalapeños, tomatillos, and garlic come together in a tangy salsa verde ranch dressing that livens up these crisp, broiled wings.
Jalapeno pimento cheese is baked in a skillet, making for a hot, creamy, and spicy cheese dip perfect with tortilla chips. Chile con queso’s Southern cousin has arrived!
Behold the sausage ball. It’s not the prettiest treat on the appetizer table but it’s certainly one of the more popular. This one is livened up with cranberries and chipotle chiles.
Homemade bean dip is a cinch to make. This one is gussied up with bacon and jalapeños and best served with corn chips.
Green chiles, jalapeños, tomatoes, and garlic are broiled until blackened then pureed until smooth in this earthy, fiery salsa inspired by those found in West Texas.
Strips of tangy pickled okra is breaded in cornmeal and flour then fried until crisp. A creamy buttermilk dressing laced with dill is served on the side for dipping. Addictive and good.
Let’s talk about nachos, shall we? Now, I’ve gone on record stating my preference, which is for the traditional type of nacho where…