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11 Classic Comfort Food Recipes to Cook at Home

11 Classic Comfort Food Recipes to Cook at Home

As COVID-19 keeps Texans at home, there’s never been a better time to cook up comfort food. Expand your recipe repertoire with these hits from the Texas Highways archives.

Comfort Food: Pies

Comfort Food: Pies

Notice there is no category called “Dessert.” No category for cake, cookies, ice cream, or candy.

Comfort Food: Tex-Mex

Comfort Food: Tex-Mex

It’s a Texan birthright to argue for a favorite Tex-Mex plate and place. What all Texans seem to agree on is that Tex-Mex is simply the finest variation of Mexican food in existence.

Comfort Food: Kolaches

Comfort Food: Kolaches

Of the many treasures bequeathed to Texas by European settlers who began arriving more than 200 years ago, perhaps the single most beloved is the kolache.

Comfort Food: Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Comfort Food: Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Never underestimate the comfort factor in a bubbling-hot crock of cheese-cloaked noodles pulled right from the oven.

Comfort Food: Fish & Shrimp

Comfort Food: Fish & Shrimp

More than 600 miles of Gulf Coast landscape shapes one long, arching side of the state.

Comfort Food: Chicken-Fried Steak

Comfort Food: Chicken-Fried Steak

 

The most popular dish among cowboys driving cattle to market, the chicken-fried steak began as a simple pounded steak—usually a cheap cut that the chuck-wagon cook tenderized with a good walloping—that was cloaked in flour, salt, and pepper, and then fried in a skillet.

Comfort Food: Burgers

Comfort Food: Burgers

If you’re a recent arrival in Texas, you may not have heard that our state gave birth to the hamburger, but now you know: Allegedly created in the late 1880s at an East Texas café owned by a man named Fletcher Davis, the hamburger was introduced to a larger audience at the 1904 St.

Comfort Food: Barbecue

Comfort Food: Barbecue

Few topics in the Texas food world get people more excited than barbecue.

Readers’ Choice: Texas’ Top 40 Comfort Food Hot Spots

Readers’ Choice: Texas’ Top 40 Comfort Food Hot Spots

Asking readers for their favorite comfort foods seems a lot like asking someone to name a favorite grandchild—the answers frequently come in a flood of options, as they have since we put out the call early this year.

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