Houston-Style Green Salsa

by Shawnda on September 18, 2011

in Appetizers,Cinco de Mayo,Condiments,Cookbooks,Lighter & Healthier,Mexican & TexMex

Houston-Style Green Salsa from The Homesick Texan Cookbook

I’ve been waiting for this day for over 2 years. Literally! In the fall of 2009, I had the pleasure of testing recipes for Lisa Fain’s cookbook, The Homesick Texan, one of my very favorite blogs, turned cookbook. And just shy of two weeks ago, a copy showed up in my mailbox. Christmas in September. With a high over 100. Typical, Texas.

I must admit, I am a recovering cookbook addict. A year ago, I had shelves and shelves full of cookbooks. Our first home in Houston was built in the early 70′s and had several built-in cookbook shelves. It had history and character. And the world’s ugliest smokey mirrored-walled wet bar. But did I mention all the bookshelves?

Our new home in the suburbs was built 10 years ago and has four walls. And ceilings. And that’s about it. We have far less book storage so only the very, very best and most used get to stay. And this book is one of those.

The Homesick Texan Cookbook

In southeast Texas, we have an absolutely wonderful mish-mash of cultures – a little Cajun, a little East Texas, amazingly fresh seafood from the Gulf, a little influence from the Hill Country, and a lot of influence from Mexico. And The Homesick Texan Cookbook celebrates all of it, from kolache to pork tacos, from chocolate pie to queso flameado. Each turn of the page brought a bigger and bigger smile. Lisa may live in a big city up north now, but her book does Texas and our foods proud.

Houston-Style Green Salsa from The Homesick Texan Cookbook

And we want you to have the book. If you haven’t ordered it already, here’s a chance to win a copy. And if you don’t win, put it on your Christmas list! Because we think you’ll like it that much. Simply leave a comment below and tell us:

What’s your favorite Texas, Tex-Mex, or Mexican food?

Are you crazy about fresh tortillas? A fan of Frito Pie? A queso connoisseur? Or maybe you are one of the very few that appreciate a big spoonful of chow chow on top of your pinto beans. (Mom and I are in pretty small company on that one :) )

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Houston-Style Green Salsa

Tomatillos and avocado make a creamy, tangy salsa familiar to fans of Houston's Tex-Mex scene.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb fresh tomatillos (~4) or 11 oz canned tomatillos, drained
  • 1 large avocado
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1-2 serrano peppers, seeds removed (or left in!)
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • Salt

Instructions

  1. If using fresh tomatillos, remove the husks drop them whole into a pot of boiling water for 5 minutes to soften. Using a slotted spoon or tongs, transfer them from the pot to the blender.
  2. Remove the pit and scoop out the avocado and add it to the blender along with the garlic, peppers, and lime juice.
  3. Blend until you reach desired consistency.
  4. Add cilantro and a pinch of salt, pulsing once or twice to combine.
  5. Leftovers will keep several days in the fridge.

Notes

Yields: ~2 cups

Adapted from The Homesick Texan Cookbook

Estimated time: 10 minutes

{ 289 comments }

1 Kira September 18, 2011 at 2:10 pm

I’m gonna have to go with Enchiladas Suizas on this one. Yum… smothered in salsa verde and sour cream. Boy, do I miss home (San Diego)!

2 Seetha September 18, 2011 at 2:19 pm

I have to go with Chuy’s creamy jalapeno dip. That thing is like crack to me.

3 Sarah R September 18, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Salsa–any kind–red, green, chunky, smooth… it’s all good!

4 Kate September 18, 2011 at 2:29 pm

This green salsa sounds awesome! Considering I have to eat some salsa every day, I will definitely be trying it. Thanks!

5 Melissa September 18, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Chicken enchiladas…smothered in cheese and homemade enchilada sauce!

6 Christy September 18, 2011 at 2:31 pm

We love salsa around here. In fact I’m heading to the kitchen to make some right now.

7 Rosa September 18, 2011 at 2:33 pm

That salsa looks amazing! Lovely shots too.

What a great giveaway!

Cheers,

Rosa

8 Emily September 18, 2011 at 2:33 pm

My favorite is a chimichanga. Can you go wrong with that deep fried goodness with a dollop of sour cream and guacamole on top? No.
Chili rellenos are a close second!

9 Jama September 18, 2011 at 2:47 pm

I love guacamole. I could eat it on eveything (granted it’d make for a weird dessert, but I might still be willing to try it)

10 Sheri B September 18, 2011 at 2:50 pm

I love all tex-mex food but for me it doesn’t get much better than homemade roasted tomato salsa, fresh guacamole, and chips!!!

11 Meagan September 18, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Guacamole and queso are my favorites! Also, you can never go wrong with DIY taco night :)

My husband will love this recipe, green salsa is his go to Tex Mex topping.

12 jpetroroy September 18, 2011 at 2:51 pm

I love enchiladas!

13 Tasha September 18, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Chips with either salsa, queso or guacamole- or all three!

14 bmk September 18, 2011 at 3:02 pm

If I had to pick one thing, its probably chicken fajitas.

15 Maxine R. September 18, 2011 at 3:04 pm

I don’t know if this is considered Tex-Mex, but we lived in Texas for about a year and I got hooked on Red Beans and Rice with smoke sausage. I love Mexican Rice too.

16 Kristin September 18, 2011 at 3:04 pm

My favorite is more like a trio that is a must have every time I eat Tex-Mex….chips, queso, & salsa! I can’t get enough of them!!!

17 Jill September 18, 2011 at 3:09 pm

I love chicken enchiladas topped with lots of sour cream!

18 Ashley September 18, 2011 at 3:24 pm

I love queso blanco! I’m actually eating some right now.

19 Mikki September 18, 2011 at 3:25 pm

I love fajitas but I would really love to try a good enchilada. It’s something I’ve had maybe only once. :)

20 Vader's Mom September 18, 2011 at 3:25 pm

I’m a fan of chicken flautas, but I’m slowly being won over to Shiner Bock Brisket.

21 branny September 18, 2011 at 3:26 pm

I have no idea what chow chow is! Enlighten me. My favorite is probably a grilled veggie burrito with black beans and guac!

22 Kim September 18, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Queso dip! (But I’m gonna have to try that green salsa recipe. I love tomatillos, and adding avocado sounds delicious.)

23 Tim M September 18, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Chimichangas!

24 Jennifer September 18, 2011 at 3:34 pm

All Mexican food is my favorite but if I have to pick one then salsa.

25 Jennifer H September 18, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Guacamole!

26 Stacie September 18, 2011 at 3:45 pm

There’s nothing like a great savory queso. MMMMMMMMM!!!

27 Amanda Thompson September 18, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Texas Chili and Cornbread!!

28 Carol Davis September 18, 2011 at 3:50 pm

True Texas chili! To me this means no beans and surprising to some no tomatoes. A very close runner up is cheese enchiladas.

29 Vickie September 18, 2011 at 3:56 pm

On of the local places near where I went to school serves a cheese and avocado enchilada lightly covered in mole sauce and sour cream. Holy cow is it good!

30 Jodi September 18, 2011 at 3:59 pm

I love all things Tex-Mex or Mexican but my favorites would have to be enchiladas, empanadas and queso. Yummm

31 Gabrielle September 18, 2011 at 4:07 pm

I love me some “nasty nachos” … you know the kind, a plate full of chips with ALL the toppings. Yum.

32 Jess September 18, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Every time I hear the term “tex mex” I think how good it sounds, but I never really know what it entails. My mind just goes to tacos and burritos, but then, where’s the Tex? If I win, I’ll definitely be expanding my knowledge! Going by my admittedly poor knowledge of tex mex foods, I’d have to say my favorite that I’ve had so far would be a classic veggie burrito – spicy if possible!

33 CoreyLiza September 18, 2011 at 4:21 pm

I adooooore chile rellenos! Ever since moving up up and away from NM to MD, I’ve searching for a good one, but still haven’t found any. And all of my attempts to make them haven’t exactly been successes… =P

34 Rebecca Alvarado September 18, 2011 at 4:23 pm

I have to say my favorite Tex-Mex food is cheese enchiladas and my favorite Texas food is a Chicken Fried Steak. :) From what I have seen of the Homesick Texan blog, this cookbook will be awesome!

35 Rochelle September 18, 2011 at 4:23 pm

I am from San Antonio and currently reside in Houston and my favorite Mexican/Tex-Mex food is Tortillas and Salsa. I love trying to recreate my great-grandmothers recipes!!

36 Michelle W. Flannery September 18, 2011 at 4:26 pm

I really enjoy chicken enchiladas. But make sure I’ve got chips and salsa on the side!

37 Lauren September 18, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Enchiladas verdes, for sure!

38 Sarah September 18, 2011 at 4:31 pm

TACOS. Versatile and yummy!

39 Megan E. September 18, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Cheese enchiladas from Lopez in Houston. Best enchiladas ever.

40 Liz September 18, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Salsa and queso blanco. I could eat it every day!

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41 Stephanie @ Confessions of a Trophy Wife September 18, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Oooh this salsa looks so yummy, but like nothing I’ve ever had before! I’m definitely going to have to try it out, I’m sure I’ll love it!

I’m a HUGE fan of Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine so it’s going to be hard to narrow it down to just one favorite, but I’d say that very high on my list of favs are some really yummy Fajitas with all the fixin’s!

Thanks for the chance to win!

42 TJ September 18, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Chips and salsa

43 Erin September 18, 2011 at 4:44 pm

This salsa looks delicious! To me, there’s nothing better than a good burrito with chicken, beans, and salsa.

44 Tracey September 18, 2011 at 4:45 pm

I can never resist a quesadilla, though chips and salsa are a close second. I don’t know what chow chow is either…

45 Amber September 18, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Queso! It is something that I had never had until we moved to Austin. Now that we are back in Seattle, I have not been able to find a place that serves it.

46 Ginny September 18, 2011 at 4:55 pm

I love it all, but really, my favorite? The white dip from Chuy’s. I know. But I sure do miss Houston, especially the Montrose area where I went to school.

47 Adrena September 18, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Chili con queso!

48 amy September 18, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Chile Rellenos!! If there is one on a menu, it’s pretty much guaranteed I will be ordering it!

49 Amy @ The Nifty Foodie September 18, 2011 at 5:11 pm

I love a good beef enchilada…the more cheese on top, the better!

50 mis-cakes September 18, 2011 at 5:16 pm

i love fresh chips and salsa with a chimichanga. soooo good. this book is already on my wishlist :)

51 Krissy@DaintyChef September 18, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Enchiladas!

52 life and kitchen September 18, 2011 at 5:25 pm

I loooove enchiladas. And burritos. And salsa con queso. I can’t choose!

53 Julie September 18, 2011 at 5:31 pm

I love mole. Anything with mole sauce drizzled over it is amazing. It’s such a pain to make, so it’s a rare treat!

54 Deena C. September 18, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Fajitas and guacamole are my 2 most fave Mexican foods! I could eat these just about everyday and not get tired of either one.

As an aside, I also love chow chow on my pinto beans! I grew up eating it and I still love it. :)

55 kvossler September 18, 2011 at 5:35 pm

creamy jalapeno–and this is definitely tex-mex–more tex than mex.

56 Heather Noelle September 18, 2011 at 5:38 pm

I love gold old cheese enchiladas!

57 heather September 18, 2011 at 5:52 pm

I taught myself to hand-make corn tortillas while living in Corpus Christi, TX, and eventually bought an antique tortilla press and comal for traditional cooking. Those were some of the best gifts I gave to my fiancee and myself — prep and food-wise!

Cheers,

*Heather*

58 Allison C September 18, 2011 at 5:54 pm

I love Tex-Mex food! Since I have to pick one I would have to say enchiladas. It is what I try at every new tex-mex restaurant as my “standard”. I really want to try using tomatillos and this looks like a great recipe for my first time!

59 molly September 18, 2011 at 5:55 pm

i live on the coast in southern california…we have a lot of mexican, a lot of seafood and A LOT of avocados. so, add any of those together and i am a happy girl. fish tacos, ceviche, fresh salsa and a bowl full of guac!!!!

60 Becki Sue September 18, 2011 at 6:17 pm

I’m in love with all Mexican food, so Tex-Mex food is right up my alley. Anything with cheese is good by me.

61 Lee Anne September 18, 2011 at 6:17 pm

I love the beef fajitas at Lupe Tortilla! Add in some queso, chips, and a strawberry margarita, and I would be in heaven. We moved from Houston to Atlanta 5 years ago, and have yet to find a Tex-Mex restaurant with good food AND margaritas….

62 Bridget September 18, 2011 at 6:22 pm

I’m always confused on what’s considered Tex-Mex food and what’s considered New Mexican food. But I like any sort of mesh of beans, meat, cheese, avocado, and tortillas.

63 Robyn September 18, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Hands down, guacamole!!

64 Amy M September 18, 2011 at 6:34 pm

All Mexican dips — queso blanco, guacamole, salsa, 7 layer dip, tomatillo salsa, pico de gallo, etc! Anything you can put wih tortilla chips…I love it all!

65 Yasmine September 18, 2011 at 6:34 pm

I love Chile Rellenos!!

66 Amanda September 18, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Mmmm, I just love queso. Thanks for another great giveaway!

67 Marissa September 18, 2011 at 6:42 pm

puffy tacos!

68 Marie-C September 18, 2011 at 6:45 pm

That dip looks so tasty!
Homemade burritos!

69 annie September 18, 2011 at 6:47 pm

I love chicken fajitas with guacamole and our own homemade tortillas.

70 M September 18, 2011 at 6:52 pm

cornbread!

71 Elina (Healthy and Sane) September 18, 2011 at 7:05 pm

The book sounds wonderful. I’m also trying to limit my cookbook purchasing but I haven’t been able to let go of any of the ones I have. Even the ones I haven’t used for year. What if I need that 1 recipe in a few years? Can’t.let.go.
My favorite tex-mex dish is a taco salad. I know it sounds lame but I just love the crunchy bowl, the black beans, tomatoes, corn, jalapenos, cheese…. how could you NOT love it? ;)

72 Pilar September 18, 2011 at 7:14 pm

I love the seven layer dip.

73 Stacey September 18, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Fresh tortillas all the way!!

74 Anne September 18, 2011 at 7:17 pm

So many favorites! Lupe Tortilla tortillas and beef fajitas are pretty delish!

75 Miss Molls September 18, 2011 at 7:19 pm

Carne Asada burritos…yummmmmm!!

76 Gaby September 18, 2011 at 7:38 pm

chicken quesadillas! mmmmm! anything with lots and lots of cheese is the best, and chicken is just an added bonus.

77 Marie September 18, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Enchiladas!! Any kind, covered in any type of sauce, I love them.

78 Heather September 18, 2011 at 7:48 pm

I think this is one situation when choosing one is way hard! I love almost any type of enchilada though…can I stay that general :)

And I’m a big fan of salsa fresco and sour cream on almost anything too…this sounds like a great book.

Heather

79 Emily B. September 18, 2011 at 7:49 pm

Stuffed (and Fried) Avocado, double rice, no beans from Trudy’s. Oh and with a Mexican Martini, of course!

80 misschels September 18, 2011 at 7:56 pm

There is nothing better than Migas! I also love me some grilled fish tacos, queso, chicken taco ensalada, and tortilla soup! MANGIA!

81 Christine September 18, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Fresh homemade corn tortillas are a definite weakness, especially when paired with queso blanco. I am lucky enough to still live here, but I think this would be a perfect cookbook for my sister – a Homesick Texan in California.

82 Rhi September 18, 2011 at 8:00 pm

I’m a sucker for fresh tortillas. YUMMY.

83 Nina September 18, 2011 at 8:07 pm

Chips and salsa
I am a homesick Texan living in Arizona.

84 Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef September 18, 2011 at 8:09 pm

i looooove quesadillas! yum!

85 sara September 18, 2011 at 8:32 pm

I love tacos! Any type of tacos! And, of course chips and guac!

86 Candy Covington September 18, 2011 at 8:37 pm

I recently learned to make tortillas! Once you make your own, you’ll never have store bought again! And it’s soooo easy!

87 na September 18, 2011 at 8:47 pm

I love all the variations of fresh salsas…..just add a bowl of freshly fried tortilla chips and some watermelon agua fresca, and I’m good to go :-)

88 Chelsea September 18, 2011 at 8:51 pm

What Tex-Mex-Etc. food DON’T I love? I make some pretty mean enchiladas…at least I think that’s what they’re called, but technically, who knows. Those paired with homemade guac and salsa = heaven. And don’t forget the jalapenos!

89 Sarah @ pão e queijo September 18, 2011 at 8:52 pm

So excited about this book! I love enchiladas and sopa azteca :)

90 Margaret September 18, 2011 at 9:02 pm

I love roasted Chile Rellenos or Sunset Enchiladas from Mi Cocina!

91 BridgetSoup September 18, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Mmm that looks like an awesome cookbook! I really like Mexican…. I can’t honestly say if I’ve had real authentic Tex-Mex or Texan food! I smell a trip! :)

92 Gloria September 18, 2011 at 9:19 pm

Last time I was in Austin I had the most delicious chicken enchiladas with a creamy green chile sauce. It was amazing!

93 Carissa September 18, 2011 at 9:21 pm

I couldn’t choose! I love ALL Tex Mex! So excited about this cookbook!

94 Ashleigh September 18, 2011 at 9:30 pm

Chips, salsa, and guacamole :)

95 Katherine September 18, 2011 at 9:47 pm

definitely enchiladas and quacamole

96 Tammy September 18, 2011 at 9:51 pm

There isn’t a tex mex food that we don’t love. Whether it’s guac or salsa, breakfast burritos or anything with chiles we are all over it. Our blog is chick full of Tex Mex recipes made in the state of Washington.

97 aria September 18, 2011 at 9:55 pm

As a Texan, I have too many to list! But I’ll go with guacamole.

98 Kelsy September 18, 2011 at 10:04 pm

I love love love any kind of enchilada. And I believe that guacamole goes well on absolutely anything :)

99 katie September 18, 2011 at 10:12 pm

I cannot pick a favorite TexMex food, I love it all!

100 Tawynmanda September 18, 2011 at 11:55 pm

I’m a sucker for sour cream chicken enchiladas, with refried beans and rice. Yum!!!!!

101 Kristen September 19, 2011 at 12:44 am

I love hot homemade flour tortillas with butter on them! I am also a huge fan of albondiga soup, chile rellenos and tequila of course! Ya gotta wash that spicy stuff down..,;)

102 Carrie @ CarrieAndJonathan.com September 19, 2011 at 2:48 am

I love all things Mexican. But my favorite today is going to be enchiladas — of all kinds. And margaritas of course.

103 Katrina September 19, 2011 at 5:13 am

I loooove black bean enchiladas. Mmm. Love this giveaway!

104 Ginny September 19, 2011 at 5:16 am

Pinto beans -They were a staple in my transplanted Tex-Mex Mom’s kitchen growing up!

105 Kacee September 19, 2011 at 6:18 am

Being a homesick Texan myself, the thing I miss most is sour cream chicken enchiladas. I love The Homesick Texan Blog; it was the first blog I ever followed. I must have her book!

106 the little kimchi pierogi September 19, 2011 at 6:20 am

mmmmm, cheese enchiladas!

107 Anne September 19, 2011 at 6:35 am

Can salsa be its own category? Because I could pretty much eat it with a spoon!

108 heather_kaye September 19, 2011 at 6:52 am

Echoing all the other salsa fans up above, but my can’t-live-without-it-comfort-food-of-choice is black beans and rice.

109 Renee September 19, 2011 at 7:18 am

I have been looking forward to this book, too.

For me, fresh chips with both queso and guacamole for dipping, followed by carne asada enchiladas. Yum!

110 Jan September 19, 2011 at 7:21 am

I’m a fan of all things Tex-Mex, but if I had to pick it would be something with chorizo – yum!

111 melissa herrmann September 19, 2011 at 7:33 am

Home made tortillas!

112 Jenny H September 19, 2011 at 7:37 am

Enchiladas and queso, for sure. This book looks amazing!

113 Lainey_Elizabeth September 19, 2011 at 7:38 am

FRITO PIE – the best!

114 Christy S September 19, 2011 at 7:57 am

I love all the different salsa’s. I would love to know how to recreate them at home.

115 K Schuster September 19, 2011 at 8:00 am

Gotta love guacamole and chips! :)

116 amanda @ fake ginger September 19, 2011 at 8:30 am

I love the classic taco!

117 Christine @ Christine's Kitchen Chronicles September 19, 2011 at 8:32 am

Oh I LOVE all things tex-mex and mexican…so hard to choose! I’m going to have to go with a big steamy bowl of spicy, meaty chili or cheesy enchiladas (even better with roasted tomatillo sauce). Now my mouth is watering…

118 Tiffany September 19, 2011 at 8:39 am

love Love LOVE chimichangas!! …and enchiladas!

119 Valerie September 19, 2011 at 8:40 am

I love BBQ chicken tacos! And salsa! HotHotHot!! ;-)

120 The Home Cook September 19, 2011 at 8:41 am

Fajitas, with lots of fresh guacamole.

121 Sarah Clark September 19, 2011 at 8:51 am

Tacos, hands down. Especially shrimp tacos.

122 tiff September 19, 2011 at 8:51 am

My favorite is fajitas with plenty of fresh guacamole!

123 Liz Parker September 19, 2011 at 9:03 am

Oaxacan chicken enchiladas with vegetable rice. It doesn’t get much better than that!

124 Melissa D September 19, 2011 at 9:12 am

Guacamole of course!!

125 Ashley L September 19, 2011 at 9:17 am

I go crazy for freshly fried beef tacos, with lettuce, guacamole, and super spicy salsa! I would eat one right now in fact, and it’s 8:15 am!

126 Summer September 19, 2011 at 9:24 am

I love good Texas chili! And chips and hot sauce are a close close close…okay they tie as my favorites!

127 Karen September 19, 2011 at 9:37 am

Enchiladas all the way!

128 Pamela September 19, 2011 at 9:41 am

Enchiladas from Guero’s in Austin, with a handshaken, fresh lime, margarita straight-up.

129 Nicole, RD September 19, 2011 at 9:45 am

Anything with fresh corn tortillas…especially enchiladas with verde!

130 Rachel September 19, 2011 at 9:58 am

i’ve made a similar version of this salsa and it is definitely on my FAVE list. i also loooove chicken enchiladas suizas and tacos al carbon…and fish tacos…and homemade margaritas with fresh squeezed lime juice! omg yum!

131 Melissa@IWasBornToCook September 19, 2011 at 10:01 am

Chile rellenos! And carnitas, which I think I’ll be making tomorrow :)

132 Amanda September 19, 2011 at 10:05 am

This is entirely too hard for me! I guess if I’m pinned down I’ll choose fajitas, only because it’s a meal that allows little pieces of all my mexican favorites – beans, cheese, guac, salsa, tortillas, and whatever sauces I can rip off neighboring plates. I also adore all things tomatillo!

133 Hilary September 19, 2011 at 10:08 am

Right at this moment I would have to say salsa and fresh, warm chips. Any salsa will do! Tomorrow I may say black beans and rice with a little cheese wrapped in a corn torilla!

134 Connie September 19, 2011 at 10:20 am

Can’t say that I’ve had authentic Tex-Mex or Texan food, but a plate of carne asada, rice, beans and homemade tortillas with queso fresco, salsa and guacamole sounds like a tasty Mexican feast often served in my backyard for get togethers–not to mention caramel flan for dessert. Mmmm.

135 jolene September 19, 2011 at 10:24 am

carne guisada… and beef fajitas from papsitos.

136 Meredith September 19, 2011 at 10:40 am

I’d have to say queso! :)

137 Katie September 19, 2011 at 10:45 am

Homemade Taco Pizza with fresh salsa, chicken, & cheese.

138 anna September 19, 2011 at 10:47 am

Queso is my favorite!

139 Carole September 19, 2011 at 10:51 am

Chicken Fajita Enchiladas covered in cheese and chips with salsa. YUM!

140 Cheryl September 19, 2011 at 10:52 am

I love it all! Fajitas, quesadillas, fresh tortillas, enchiladas, queso, salsa, you name it. If it’s mexican/tex-mex I love it!!

141 paige c September 19, 2011 at 10:57 am

i am pretty obsessed with tacos right now. any kind. pork, beef, fish, shrimp, you name it. i always have some sort of topping in the house to make them

142 Kimiko September 19, 2011 at 11:04 am

My favorite Mexican food is chicken enchiladas with green tomatillo sauce. Yum!

143 Nicole September 19, 2011 at 11:07 am

Fajita”s, Queso, beans rice I love it all. Seriously, choosing one thing is just not possible

144 Melanie September 19, 2011 at 11:10 am

I have to pick just ONE?! I love everything about tex-mex food. And in my opinion, there is nothing better than some simple, spicy homemade guacamole & salsa!

145 Stacey September 19, 2011 at 11:10 am

Sour Cream Enchiladas for sure! i would eat them everyday if my husband would let me. I love love love Mexican food and I love Homesick Texan’s food blog!

146 Joanne September 19, 2011 at 11:20 am

I just got my copy of this in the mail and I have to say, I am SO happy with it! I’m sure your testing made it all the more fabulous!

147 Lauren September 19, 2011 at 11:24 am

Anything involving queso or guacamole… or enchiladas covered in mole….or any type of margarita on the rocks…or fajitas. yummm

148 Sierra September 19, 2011 at 11:30 am

I think I have to go with Pollo Fundido, a dish made by a restaurant back home (in PA) by a Peruvian guy who studied cuisine in Mexico…it’s AMAZING! Seasoned chicken breast and monterrey jack cheese wrapped in a tortilla, grilled so the cheese is melty deliciousness, then topped with a sour cream-cheese sauce that is DIVINE. Sounds simple, but it’s a culinary delight!

149 Adrienne September 19, 2011 at 11:35 am

I am just in love with arroz con pollo. I love how it’s made a little differently everywhere I go, and it’s always delicious!

150 Jessica September 19, 2011 at 11:36 am

Fajits! With the butter sauce like at Pappasitos! Oohhh and with some fresh pico! And a margarita of course :-D

151 seedless grape September 19, 2011 at 11:40 am

I’m torn between Salt Lick barbecue and fajitas from El Tiempo . . . both are so good!

152 Jennifer September 19, 2011 at 11:42 am

My fave is chicken Flautas. Though I don’t eat them very often because they are fried and not all that healthy! Second would just be chips and a good salsa!
Seetha, I have a knock of recipe for the Chuy’s dip that’s pretty spot on! http://heritageschoolhouse.blogspot.com/2011/08/this-stuff-is-good.html

Enjoy! ;)

153 Chris September 19, 2011 at 11:46 am

I’ve made a breakfast casserole from her blog before. Ridic.

154 katrina September 19, 2011 at 11:48 am

As a latecomer to Tex-Mex ( my roots are New England, French, and Southern) I can’t think of a single Tex-Mex dish I wouldn’t like! That good – all of it, and I plan to spend this winter finally learning how to make, well, everything! Love The Homesick Texan blog ?

155 oh magada September 19, 2011 at 11:49 am

i think it’s hard to go wrong with some delicious beef enchiladas!

156 Jess Hankins September 19, 2011 at 11:49 am

Gosh – having to think about this right before lunchtime is making my stomach growl! Though I love rellenos, enchiladas, salsa (eating cups at a time), quesadillas, and green chili, I’d have to pick guacamole as my favorite!! It just goes with/on everything and tastes deliciuos always- especially when left to sit overnight (but it usually doesn’t make it that long)!

157 Cyd King September 19, 2011 at 11:49 am

Jalapeno and Monterrey Jack grits! OR Jalapeno cornbread!

158 Tasha September 19, 2011 at 11:52 am

Love Homesick Texan!

159 Anna Saikin September 19, 2011 at 11:55 am

Queso! From Kerbey Lane’s to-die-for guac and salsa infused Kerbey Queso to Chuy’s happy hour bar queso, to a homemade white and yellow cheese fusion, there seems to be endless ways to interpret melted cheese. And don’t get me started on the tortilla chips.

160 Kelly Lundeby September 19, 2011 at 11:58 am

Migas. As soon as I moved to Austin, I discovered migas and fell in love. I then found Homesick Texan’s blog when I needed a recipe to send to the Yankees who had never tried such a delight. Yee ha!

161 Sammye September 19, 2011 at 11:59 am

chicken enchiladas with tomatillo sauce – yummmmm

162 An Nguyen September 19, 2011 at 11:59 am

I love love love Mexican chorizo. Sautee with grated potatoes or scrambled with eggs, wrapped in a warm corn tortilla, sprinkled with some cilantro and a squeeze of lime — divine!

163 Valerie September 19, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Tough call…but cheesy, saucy, spicy enchiladas (rolled, stacked, thrown-together-half-assed in a casserole, whatever) are an ultimate comfort food.

164 Brooke R. September 19, 2011 at 12:02 pm

I’ve lived in Texas for only two years now, but have become a huge fan all things Tex-Mex. Carne Guisada, enchiladas suizas, queso (Torchy’s is by far the best) and fresh tortillas. Yum!

165 Christina Almond September 19, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Gosh…such a hard question! We just moved to Texas a few months ago and I am in love with trying every Tex-Mex, Mexican, and related food that I can get my hands on! ;) Really though…I just have to still love the basic taco…I’ve had some great ones here! But fresh churros are pretty great too! ;)

166 Jackie September 19, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Wow..favorite Mexican food..so many..Let’s see..I’ll go with Flautas, refried beans, fresh crema and guacamole.

167 Laura W. September 19, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Sour cream chicken enchiladas…with a lot of pico de gallo on the side! I’m in my second year of living in Texas, and I understand why Texans have so much state pride — this is a wonderful place!

168 Mireya September 19, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Carne asada is my fave!

169 Sarah Hurley September 19, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Guacamole. Hands down. When it’s fresh, it’s so good and it works great on its own or as a condiment.

170 Chelsea September 19, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Tex Mex is a staple in my diet. Like one of my basic food groups. How to choose just one?? I’d say it’s between stuffed avacados, carne guisada, and tacos!

171 Christina Z. September 19, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Does Texas Caviar count or am I showing my So. California roots?

172 Catherine September 19, 2011 at 12:20 pm

I could eat Mexican food everyday – in fact, there was a time in my life when I did. We officed across the street from Austin’s Las Manitas (man, i miss that restaurant) and went there for lunch almost every day. Walk through the kitchen, out onto the back patio – limonada and a gordita – heaven. But Queso – the trashy kind made from Velveeta and RoTel tomatoes – is my crack.

173 Theresa S. September 19, 2011 at 12:23 pm

I think I could eat refried beans with cheese every day of my life. YUM.

174 Leah Harper September 19, 2011 at 12:26 pm

chow chow pinto beans with hot crumbled cornbread is my heaven. feel bad for my east/west coast friends who haven’t experienced it!

175 Kira September 19, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Oh gosh, how could I decide? But of the things I miss the most about Mexican food in Tennessee vs. Tex-Mex it’s the refried beans.

176 Vertie September 19, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Breakfast tacos. every Satruday.

177 Lauren {Adventures in Flip Flops} September 19, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Definitely tortilla soup, although homemade flour tortillas are a close, CLOSE favorite.

178 Carole Eidsvoog September 19, 2011 at 12:39 pm

I love all things Mexican but especially chicken tortilla soup and albondigas soup and chili rellenos!

179 Jane September 19, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Mole’ Enchiladas – the ones at Las Palomas in Austin YUM!

180 Kayla September 19, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Fish tacos!

181 Pamela Steiner September 19, 2011 at 12:44 pm

I lovelovelove sopapillas! and you can’t find them ANYWHERE here in Chicago!
love your site!

182 Claire P September 19, 2011 at 12:45 pm

I have to go with a good queso. Mine has chorizo, onion, poblano peppers, and some deli american cheese. (I know!) Dying for this cookbook – I may have to add it to my Christmas list!

183 Jey September 19, 2011 at 12:51 pm

I could eat Queso Fundido every day.

184 Alissa September 19, 2011 at 12:55 pm

oye, I have no idea! I love tex-mex! Depends on my mood. Enchiladas sound good right now, or some good ol’ chips and salsa!

185 Linda September 19, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Guacamole!

186 Ashley September 19, 2011 at 1:08 pm

My favorite is queso! I love some good liquid cheese and soft, warm flour tortillas. YUM!

187 Dana September 19, 2011 at 1:09 pm

I love, love Mexican food, so it’s hard to choose. I would say ANYTHING with sour cream, but that would be too easy. I think it must be a nice pork taco with a semi crunchy shell…yummy! I might have to find some tonight for dinner! I would love to get this cookbook. I”m definitely going to add it to my wish list (if I don’t win it).

188 Rose Wippich September 19, 2011 at 1:16 pm

I love enchiladas. We don’t have very many good Tex Mex or Mexican restaurants in NJ. I am hoping to try Lisa’s recipes and make my own!

189 Dale J. September 19, 2011 at 1:20 pm

I love vegetarian enchiladas. Especially the ones at Pico’s in Houston. Just the right amount of cheese and veggies.

190 Tracy J. September 19, 2011 at 1:25 pm

It is hard to narrow it down to one but if I must, chicken mole enchiladas.

191 Dawn September 19, 2011 at 1:35 pm

fresh tortillas with queso…yum..now i am hungry!

192 Jen September 19, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Easy. It’s queso. I can’t get enough of that stuff and I LOVE The Homesick Texan’s recipes! As a born and raised Texan (but now living elsewhere), it makes me smile to read her recipes and reminisce.

193 Jenny September 19, 2011 at 1:39 pm

I love lots of Mexican dishes – does guacamole count?

194 Kittie September 19, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Tortillas. There are few things better than a handmade, chewy tortilla!

195 Michelle September 19, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Just about anything smothered in Verde sauce…seriously addicted to it! Oh and don’t forget the cheese melted on top – Cotija being delicious :)

196 cathy September 19, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Enchiladas!

197 Claudine Phillips September 19, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Cheese enchiladas with homemade red chili gravy!

198 Laura Woodson September 19, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Queso, guacamole…I LOVE it all

199 Mellybrown September 19, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Tex-Mex is my favorite cuisine, so it’s all good to me. LOVE chile rellenos and tamales. Guacamole is pretty hard to beat, though.

200 SoupAddict September 19, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Quesadillas!

201 Adrienne Yancey September 19, 2011 at 2:16 pm

I lived in Texas for five years and would still move back in a heart beat. I lived in Houston and in Austin and I LOVE kolaches, tex-mex, barbecue and everything in between. Thanks for hosting this give-away. I would love a copy of the book!

202 MichellefromTX September 19, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Tamales, hands down. I want to learn how to make these, but it’s an all day thing. :( I can only get them in restaurants here in Maryland, but it’s not the same when eating them in TX.

203 Elvi September 19, 2011 at 2:33 pm

I love salsa verde. Hard to find around here, so the recipe looks great! Though actually tomatillos are hard to find, too…

204 Rhiannon Ryder September 19, 2011 at 2:48 pm

I’m in love with every single spicy thing, and Tex Mex fills that love fully!

205 Rebecca McCoy September 19, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Um, all? No, seriously – all. But I think I could live on nothing but spinach quesadillas for the rest of my life.

206 Cecilia September 19, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Mole, guacamole, Herradura margaritas all the time. Especially mole!

207 Crystal September 19, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Chuy’s creamy jalapeno! But enchiladas suizas are a pretty darn close second. And I love chips and salsa. Any tex-mex is good with me!

208 D.J. September 19, 2011 at 3:08 pm

I lived in Northern California for 8 years and I missed Tex Mex so much. Every visit home (Houston) I HAD to trek to Casa Ole for their queso dip. OMG, it is so good it hurts. I missed really good enchiladas and … mmm … sopapillas. Ok…I’m drooling now. Thanks for sharing!!!

209 angela September 19, 2011 at 3:09 pm

i love almost all mexican food, my favorites would be fresh home made salsa, and guacamole with a nice sprinkling of cilantro. i do love Mexican beer :)

210 Stephanie September 19, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Breakfast tacos from Tamale House, Austin

211 Melisa September 19, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Guacamole! Yum!

212 sara September 19, 2011 at 3:48 pm

I’m totally a tex-mex fan! :)

213 Lauren B September 19, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Frito Pie is my special Texas treat, but guacamole is a wonderful reminder of home anytime!

214 Jessica September 19, 2011 at 3:51 pm

I love beef barbacoa!!!

215 Kari September 19, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Chips & Salsa!

216 Emily September 19, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Cheese enchiladas!

217 LaurenW September 19, 2011 at 4:40 pm

I love tex-mex! My favorite combo is a Mexican Martini and Chuy’s Jalapeno Ranch!

218 Katie September 19, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Mmmm chips with queso and/or guacamole are my favorites!

219 Wendy September 19, 2011 at 4:43 pm

I love enchiladas… and queso….. or queso on my enchiladas is great too! :)

220 Lauren September 19, 2011 at 4:44 pm

My favorite tex mex food is simply chips and salsa, especially if it’s my Ma’s homemade salsa.

221 M. Pennell September 19, 2011 at 4:58 pm

OR ? Sorry…that’s an impossible choice ! I love my chicken fried. Steak as much as I love my enchiladas!

222 Megan September 19, 2011 at 5:26 pm

Anything with chorizo!!! Breakfast tacos, dips, flautas, anything! Yum.

223 Haley September 19, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Espinaca dip is my absolute favorite!

224 Rebecca Jackson September 19, 2011 at 6:04 pm

I love everything about your blog! and would really love to win a cookbook, recipes look great in it!

225 Jen September 19, 2011 at 6:04 pm

Salsa or street tacos. Or, street tacos with salsa.

226 Mellisa W. September 19, 2011 at 6:05 pm

all of it. I like it all. May I have more please. Thanks!

227 Barry September 19, 2011 at 6:19 pm

Recently got turned on to carnitas, and it’s hard for me to roder anything else when I’m at a Mexican restaurant. Really excited about this cookbook, too. I’m a longtime fan of the Homesick Texan blog, so seeing that Lisa was putting out a cookbook was pretty cool…

228 Susan September 19, 2011 at 6:22 pm

Chips and queso…preferably from Chuy’s, but I’ve been known to salivate over the Velveeta junk. Chips.and.queso…..

229 Jo September 19, 2011 at 6:44 pm

a good salsa with fresh chips.

230 Happy When Not Hungry September 19, 2011 at 7:48 pm

I love carnitas!!! Traveled to Texas for work a few months ago and had such amazing Tex Mex and authentic Mexican food. Yum!

231 Elyse September 19, 2011 at 8:07 pm

I can’t wait to read (really now, drool) over this book!!! Chimichangas with a side of avocado!

232 Elizabeth September 19, 2011 at 8:08 pm

sour cream chicken enchiladas – yum!

233 Tessa September 19, 2011 at 8:32 pm

oh my gosh, where to start?! Nothing beats a great queso (Matt’s Bob Armstrong in Dallas, Maudie’s in Austin) but then there are perfectly crunchy flautas (Rafa’s in Dallas) or fajitas with potato slices (Mi Cocina). Basically nothing beats Tex-Mex!!!

234 Kristina September 19, 2011 at 8:33 pm

Mmm… arepas…. mmm…

235 Claire September 19, 2011 at 9:46 pm

Yum! My favorite Mexican dish is probably a veggie burrito bowl…followed in a close second by Tex-Mex style nachos. ;-)

236 Erin September 19, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Guacamole, since I have to pick only one….as a former Houston resident transplanted to the midwest, I must get this cookbook! I was just telling someone about the wonders of kolaches yesterday. PS My mom adores chow chow, which is scarce here :)

237 Maria September 19, 2011 at 11:10 pm

I like burritoes with lots of salsa and sour cream on top. <3

238 Becki's Whole Life September 20, 2011 at 5:15 am

This flavor combo sounds amazing! I love Migas or any type of egg dish that has some tex-mex flavors in it…

239 Jessie September 20, 2011 at 5:36 am

I am an enchilada fiend! I’ll take them andyway I can.

240 Mell September 20, 2011 at 6:03 am

This recipe looks awesome, it’s now on my list for this weekend. For us, we love anything with tomatillo salsa.

241 Amy P. September 20, 2011 at 6:33 am

Tacos with their combination of crunchy, soft, & savory

242 sarah w September 20, 2011 at 7:10 am

the ninfa’s green sauce has long been a favorite. you just can’t get it up north!

243 Heather September 20, 2011 at 7:43 am

I would have to say the best Mexican food I had was in a small restaurant (and by small, I mean it was in their living room). They had the best guacamole I have ever tasted. Ever since, I’ve been on the quest for that level of greatness. Oh, that and baja style fish tacos – I love them!

244 Amy September 20, 2011 at 7:58 am

How can I choose?!
Tex-Mex: Creamy Salsa Verde
and
Texan: Chicken Fried Steak with cream gravy

Now I’m salivating. Thanks.

245 michelle September 20, 2011 at 9:59 am

chunky salsa…I could eat it with a spoon….and often do :)

246 Kaili September 20, 2011 at 10:01 am

Guac!!

247 Ariel September 20, 2011 at 11:04 am

Chicken enchiladas are delicious!

248 Bess September 20, 2011 at 12:12 pm

I cannot WAIT to get my hands on this cookbook. I’d love to win it, but will buy it no matter what!

My favorite are tamales. My grandmother lived in San Antonio, and getting tamales down there was always such a treat. One year my aunt ordered tamales for the day after Thanksgiving…and had them shipped overnight to Virginia. Heaven.

249 Rugelk74 September 20, 2011 at 12:23 pm

As a daughter of Houston who’s been replanted north, I certainly fall into “Homesick Texan” category. I miss going to any grocery store and grabbing a jar of “Hell on the Red Party Dip.”

250 michelle n. September 20, 2011 at 1:02 pm

CHILI!!!

251 Lindsey N September 20, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Oh how I miss Frito Chili Pie!!

252 Athena R September 20, 2011 at 2:07 pm

I love mushroom quesadillas.

253 Lindsey September 20, 2011 at 2:14 pm

queso makes everything better!

254 Kelsey September 20, 2011 at 3:12 pm

How in the world do I choose just one? Seriously…hardest question I’ve had to ponder in a while. (I actually read this yesterday and have been thinking about my answer since then.) I’m going to go with guacamole made with healthy doses of onion, garlic, lime, salt, tomato, and chipotle peppers.

255 Bre September 20, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Really good sausage (typically from Elgin, Tx) with potato salad, or pigs in the blanket with jalapenos and cheese.

256 Rachel September 20, 2011 at 4:33 pm

How can I narrow down to just one favorite? What I get depends on where I’m ordering. At home, I make chimichangas, enchiladas, and fajitas. What I need is a good refried bean recipe to go with your amazing tortilla recipe.

257 Melissa September 20, 2011 at 6:17 pm

chips and salsa, though chicken enchiladas are a close second

258 Amy September 20, 2011 at 7:35 pm

Beef fajitas. They’re an addiction, I need them at least once ever couple weeks.

259 Jynielle Wells September 20, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Our family loves taco soup! And if it would cool off I could make some :)

260 Laura G September 20, 2011 at 8:25 pm

I am a Homesick Texan! (Living in Alabama) …and I love ALL foods Mexican- or Tex-Mex. Enchiladas Verdes or Fish Tacos are two of my favorites. Of course paired with tons of salsa!

261 Jen M September 20, 2011 at 8:54 pm

I’ve been making roasted tomato and jalapeno salsa lately (lots of garden fresh produce) and it has moved to the top of my list although a close second would be fish tacos! This book looks fantastic!

262 Coleen September 20, 2011 at 9:07 pm

I love restaurant chips and salsa. My husband and I have tried every store bought salsa and nothing came close. I now pick up a pint one or two times a week from our favorite restaurant. I have the list of ingredients and all of them ready to go. I may have to try this recipe as well.

263 Natalie September 20, 2011 at 10:12 pm

Tortilla soup, enchiladas, and salsa!!!! mmmm!

264 Nicole-Lynn September 21, 2011 at 7:57 am

My favorite tex mex food is chicken nachos!

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265 Nicole G September 21, 2011 at 7:59 am

I love it all! Spicy, Mex-or-Mex-infused foods are my absolute favorite!!! I love the HomeSick Texan Blog myself!!

266 Emily Toner September 21, 2011 at 9:55 am

My favorite has got to be a big bowl of queso! I moved from Houston to Washington, DC a few years ago and they just can’t do it like the Texans can! I miss it terribly!

*Sent again because I saw an error in my email address!*

267 Lauren September 21, 2011 at 10:45 am

definitely queso! i don’t think i could live in a place where queso was not readily available. yum!

268 Gwyn September 21, 2011 at 10:56 am

When I lived in Texas I didn’t fully appreciate the wonderful foods I ate on a daily basis, but now that I have moved far, far away, I would say that my favorite Tex-mex food is definitely enchiladas!

269 Kathleen September 21, 2011 at 1:04 pm

FRITO PIE!!!!! oh yum yum yum :-)

270 Becky September 21, 2011 at 3:15 pm

YAY!! I can’t wait for this cookbook! This Texas girl is a sucker for simple homemade salsa (and homemade chips if possible!)

271 Jen M O September 21, 2011 at 3:20 pm

I love blue corn enchiladas! I would just say enchiladas but I like the cool look of the blue corn.

272 Pat September 21, 2011 at 8:42 pm

I’m gonna have to go with either Gorditas or Carnitas with fresh corn tortillas and chile (salsa), makes me miss home, El Paso!

273 Christy September 22, 2011 at 5:36 am

Anything Queso! Ok, with guacamole….

274 kathleen September 22, 2011 at 6:55 am

I had fresh, homemade tortillas for the first time while in Mexico last month. I think I’m ruined. I’ll have to start making them myself now….

That salsa looks absolutely delicious!

275 Amber Lessa September 22, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Chile Relleno is my FAVORITE! This salsa looks like I would bathe in it.

276 Kimberly T. September 22, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Hands down, guacamole – because I can put it on all those other tasty Tex-Mex and Mexican foods.

277 Holly H. September 22, 2011 at 3:16 pm

I’m a huge fan of chicken flautas! I love the Homesick Texan – she’s the best!!

278 Debbie September 22, 2011 at 4:08 pm

My latest favorite Mexican dish is Molcajete! I wish I knew how to make it. It’s the most delicious mexican stew/soup I’ve ever had.
Mexican Food is by far my most often go to meal. I craved chips and salsa the whole time I was pregnant. I swear my four children have salsa running through their veins!

279 Carly Chapman September 22, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Ahhh, how to choose! Probably for a meal I’d have to go with Texan Chili, but homemade guacamole is seriously amazing. Like as in I have a problem when I’m eating it. To the point where I require an intervention (or an empty bowl) in order to stop.
I want this book to give to my friend for her birthday. We live abroad and she’s a Texas native. Hopefully if I giventhis to her for her birthday, she’ll cook some Tex-Mex for me! :)

280 Gretch September 22, 2011 at 7:50 pm

homemade tortillas and green salsa and anything with cheese…

281 Lindsey September 23, 2011 at 7:07 am

Quesadilla especial. I grew up near the Mexico border and they make them there. I can’t find them anywhere else! It is basically, a deep fried quesadilla!!

282 Teslaca September 23, 2011 at 10:20 am

Enchiladas suiza are my favorite. I love them! But just about anything involving cheese and beans hits the top of my list too.

283 Melody Smith September 23, 2011 at 10:22 am

I have to go with enchiladas – good, authentic enchiladas. Not those made with canned sauce, but ones made with love from stock and dried chiles, homemade tortillas and cheese – lots of cheese.

284 Jamie September 23, 2011 at 10:56 am

Homemade tortillas are my weakness!

285 robin September 23, 2011 at 10:56 am

Definitely enchiladas.

286 Emily September 23, 2011 at 11:21 am

I’m a Homesick Texan too! Well, a former transplant. My first two stops when I visit Austin are for Chuy’s Jalepeno Ranch Dip and Lambert’s Frito Pie. To.Die.For!!! I miss Texas :(

287 Lyndsey Prince September 23, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Tacos w/ onion and cilantro topped with lime and valentina (mexican hot sauce) YUMMMY (licking my lips)

288 Carolyn G September 23, 2011 at 5:45 pm

I love all Mexican food but my favorite is menudo and sopapillas

289 Chelsea September 24, 2011 at 4:02 am

QUESO on EVErYTHING! I am a home sick Houston Texan living in Paris France!

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