Category: Appetizer

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.

Baked jalapeño pimento cheese dip | Homesick Texan
Appetizer

Baked jalapeño pimento cheese dip

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!

Chipotle cranberry sausage balls | Homesick Texan
Appetizer

Chipotle cranberry sausage balls

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.

West Texas roasted salsa | Homesick Texan
Appetizer Tex-Mex

West Texas roasted salsa

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.

Fried pickled okra | Homesick Texan
Appetizer Side dish

Fried pickled okra

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.