If you’re from the great state of Texas, then chances are you love the supermarket H-E-B. The company employs professional chefs to come up with mouth-watering recipes that you can make at home. Sometimes the recipes are inspired, sometimes they are familiar home cooking, and sometimes, they are just plain Texan. So if you’re really feeling your Texas roots and you want to express that via the culinary arts, take a gander at some of H-E-B’s most Texan recipes.
Texas Two‑Step Chile Burgers
Holy mother of Texas this burger is unbelievable. The H-E-B Texas Two‑Step Chile Burgers pairs two of Texas’s favorite things, chili and beef, to create this delectable concoction that fits so nicely on a bun. It takes more than two steps, but it’s totally worth it. The chili in the recipe comes pre-made in a jar, and you mix it directly in with the hamburger meat before it’s cooked, so it’s not a sloppy mess when you go to eat it.
Chuckwagon Skillet Chicken
Don’t be intimidated by the pioneer sounding name, H-E-B’s Chuckwagon Skillet Chicken is essentially just seasoned chicken, black beans, corn and salsa. It’s excellent by itself or in taco form, wrapped in a tortilla.
Grilled Ribeyes with Cactus Salsa Verde
If you could get any more Texan than a steak with cactus on it, I don’t know how. H-E-B’s Grilled Ribeyes with Cactus Salsa Verde are pretty much exactly how you want your steak, even if you never realized it before. With nopalitos, jalapeño and cilantro, this salsa verde has all the right spices to bring out the best flavors in a ribeye.
Texas Brisket Flameado Dip
First, let’s whet your appetite with H-E-B’s Texas Brisket Flamed Dip to start. This simple appetizer only takes 30 minutes to make and will keep hungry Texans satisfied until dinner is ready. The simple, three-ingredient recipe only calls for brisket (H-E-B fully cooked), diced tomatoes and munster cheese.
Cowboy Breakfast Casserole
There’s no better way to start a Texan’s day than with H-E-B’s Cowboy Breakfast Casserole. If the combination of jalapeño, corn chips, cheese, chorizo and eggs makes you drool just from reading it, you might be from Texas. The prep and cook time is about an hour though, so it might be best for a weekend morning.
Spicy Tostada Crusted Tilapia
Being on the gulf coast, Texans love fresh seafood and H-E-B has a great variety. The next time you’re craving a taste of the gulf, try H-E-B’s Spicy Tostada Crusted Tilapia. After marinating the fish in H‑E‑B Specialty Series Southwest Marinade, the crunchy tostada coating will hold in the flavor and give the tilapia a great texture as well.
Chipotle Shrimp and Grits
The combination of gulf shrimp with grits and andouille sausage gives H-E-B’s Chipotle Shrimp and Grits recipe just what it needs to attract any Texan. The preparation time is over an hour, and it serves 12 hungry Texans, so it’s a great recipe to serve at your next dinner party or get together.
Spicy Chicken & Chorizo Meatballs
H-E-B’s Spicy Chicken & Chorizo Meatballs are a real crowd-pleaser! They are super simple to make, and they shake up the old concept of meatballs and make them more delicious than you ever imagined. These are fantastic as a main dish with rice and corn, or alone as an appetizer. Cooking level: Texan.
Festive Tamale Soup
For a meal that’s lighter in calories but still heavy on the Texan influence, try H-E-B’s Festive Tamale Soup. At 270 calories per serving, this soup won’t tilt the scales. The combination of chicken tamales with green chilis and white hominy makes this meal both satisfying and delicious.
Donut Bread Pudding with Bourbon Cream
The coupling of bourbon and cinnamon in a dessert is bound to have Texans clamoring for a bowl. H-E-B’s Donut Bread Pudding with Bourbon Cream is just as amazing as it sounds. It takes a significant amount of time to prepare, but the bourbon icing, cinnamon and vanilla beans paired with H-E-B donuts is everything you ever dreamed of in a dessert.