I'm a guy who enjoys great food. Whether it's home-cooked or out on the town, a delicious meal hits the spot. From barbecue to chili, Texas has some of the best food and drink out there. I think that's one of the reasons food trucks are so popular nowadays. Texans know good food.

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But not just any food. The Lone Star State has flavors we call our own. After all, I've never heard of too many northerners sitting down to a plate of calf fries or rattlesnake. It's a Texas thing. But where does it all start? I've come up with a list of 32 different foods that Texans live by. How many of these have you eaten? For added fun, tally one point for every item and see how many points you end up with. Are you a True Blue Texan?

LOOK: YOU MIGHT BE A TEXAN IF YOU EAT THESE 32 FOODS

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Black Eyed Peas

These aren't just for New Year's Day. Black-eyed peas are a great side with many meals.


 

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Breakfast Tacos

There are some days, I've just got to have them.


 

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Barbeque Brisket

This is a cornerstone meal. Barbeque is a staple here in Texas.


 

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Chicken Fried Steak

People who know and love their chicken fried steak come to Texas to have it.


 

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Chili Dogs

You bet. I take mine with relish, onions, and cheese.


 

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Chili

A good bowl of chili can keep you going for days. For the record, there are no beans in true Texas chili.


 

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Corn Dogs

More than just fair food, these golden fried delights are good when you're on the go.


 

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Enchiladas

A Tex-Mex favorite. You can't go wrong with a good plate of enchiladas.


 

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Fajitas

Even more Tex-Mex fare. Who can say no to a plate of these?


 

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Filet Mignon

Texans know their beef and this is one of the choicest cuts out there.


 

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Fried Bologna

How long has it been since you've had a fried bologna sandwich?


 

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Fried Chicken

Nobody, and I mean nobody, could fry chicken like my granny. One of my favorite Texas meals.


 

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Fried Okra

There's just something about fried okra. It's delicious.


 

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Fried Rabbit

I get it. This might not be everyone's favorite, but it's worth trying if you haven't already.


 

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Fried Zucchini

We can fry up anything in Texas and make it taste good, even zucchini.


 

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Frito Pie

An all-time Texas favorite.


 

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Funnel Cake

Most of us have had it at the fair. A little piece of heaven.


 

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Goulash

Warm, yet hearty and delicious. This is one of my favorites.


 

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Guacamole

I don't want to even imagine a world without guacamole.


 

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Homemade Ice Cream

Yes indeed. Some of the finer things in life just taste better in Texas.


 

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Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers

Without a doubt, one of my all-time favorite snacks.


 

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Oysters

That's right. Some of the best seafood comes straight from the Texas Gulf.


 

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Pecan Pie

In Texas, is there really any other pie to consider?


 

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Pico de Gallo

The perfect sidekick to crank things up a notch.


 

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Fried Porkchops

Talk about something you can really sink your teeth into.


 

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Chile Con Queso

Are you kidding? Chips and queso are an absolute must in Texas.


 

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Ranch Style Beans

Another side dish that goes perfectly with just about any main course.


 

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Barbeque Ribs

This is Texas. Did you really think ribs wouldn't be on the list?


 

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Refried Beans

It should be a prerequisite. You can't live in Texas without loving refried beans.


 

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Sopapillas

Is there anything better than a fresh, warm sopapilla dripping with butter and honey?


 

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Texas Toast

From breakfast sandwiches to burgers, you can't go wrong using Texas toast.


 

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Tacos

Saving the best for last...a day without tacos is like a day without sunshine.

How many of these foods have you had? Tally one point for each to see if you're a True Blue Texan.

  • 1-7 points: Wannabe Texan
  • 8-14 points: Greenhorn Texan
  • 15-21 points: A Respectable Texan
  • 22+ points: A True Blue Texan

I think good food is something we can all come together on.

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