Category: Soups

Butter beans | Homesick Texan
Side dish Soups

Butter beans

One day my grandma mentioned my uncle was preparing a big pot of butter beans for dinner. She then asked how I liked…

Chicken tortilla soup | Homesick Texan
Soups Tex-Mex

Chicken tortilla soup

In the 1930s, a Dallas cooking school advertised its course offerings, stating that it would be teaching how to make tortilla soup. This…

Fideo loco | Homesick Texan
Soups Tex-Mex

Fideo loco

A few years ago, I was enjoying breakfast tacos at Pete’s in San Antonio and I spotted a sign advertising fideo loco. In…

Black-eyed pea gumbo | Homeisick Texan
Soups

Black-eyed pea gumbo

Black-eyed peas have long been the dish of choice for Texans on New Year’s Day. While this humble field pea was once considered…

Hopkins County stew | Homesick Texan
Soups

Hopkins County stew

In Northeast Texas, there’s a county called Hopkins that is famous for its stew. The tradition of making Hopkins County Stew harkens back…

Smoky chili beans | Homesick Texan
Main dish Soups

Smoky chili beans

A few months ago, I was looking at grocer ads from the late 1800s and early 1900s. As expected, the offerings were provisions…