13 Texas Comfort Food Recipes to Warm you up this Winter
December 08, 2021
From Texas-style Chili to Everyday Beef Barbacoa, we’ve got all of the best Texas comfort food recipes to help you stay warm this winter.
Let’s face it, many of us Texans are not a huge fan of the cold weather. We’ve acclimated to blazing 100°F+ degree temperatures during a Texas summer, so when winter hits and there’s a slight chill in the air we bundle up and hibernate for the season.
If you are looking for cozy winter comfort foods to keep you warm and toasty , we’re here to help. Whether you’re eating a warm bowl of beef chili or spaghetti & meatballs like your grandmother made them, these foods not only bring warmth but they also are full of nostalgia and family memories.
So, grab your sweater, fuzzy socks, a blanket, and cozy up with one of these Texas favorite comfort foods.
Looking for more cozy dinner recipes? Check out our 15 best soup recipes and 5 best beef chili recipes.
Nothing says ‘comfort’ like a warm bowl of beefy chili. This recipe is made with ground beef, warm spices, tomatoes, and can easily be made on a weeknight.
Everyday Beef Barbacoa
Set the timer and fire up the slow cooker for this weeknight barbacoa-style beef. There’s nothing better than tender, flavorful beef that’s slow cooked to perfection. This weeknight barbacoa can easily be prepared in an Instant Pot.
Beef & Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie
Get cozy with this beefy sweet potato shepherd’s pie. This comforting recipe is so easy to make and you may already have many of the ingredients on hand.
Beef Fajita Soup
Are you a tortilla soup fan? You’ll love this beefed up soup that’s filled with Tex Mex flavors.
Smoked Meatloaf with BBQ Glaze
Take your classic meatloaf to the next level with this smoky Texas-style recipe. Serve with mashed potatoes and veggies for the perfect cozy meal.
One-Dish Beef Stroganoff
If you are looking for a comforting dish with less-mess, this one-pan beef stroganoff is the perfect choice for cold winter nights.
Cowboy Beef Stew
Eat like a cowboy with this beef and bean stew for a chilly night.
Lazy Beef Lasagna
For nights when you are feeling lazy, but craving Italian lasagna, this short cut recipe with ravioli is an easy solution. This easy recipe is made with ground beef, cheese ravioli, tomato sauce, and topped with parmesan for serving.
Smoky Texas Chili
This recipe includes a mouthwatering smoked chuck roast and cornbread dumplings for a unique twist on a Texas staple.
Beef Loving Texans Spaghetti & Meatballs
A classic spaghetti and meatballs recipe that’s perfect for the whole family.
Beef Pot Roast with Cider Gravy and Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Let the slow cooker do the work for you with this tender pot roast recipe filled with seasonal flavors.
Beef Fajita Steak Quesadillas
Satisfy your cravings and warm up with these comforting beef quesadillas.
Green Chili Mac & Cheese with Texas BBQ Brisket
Mac and cheese and Texas brisket make the ultimate mouth watering combination with this recipe.
Beef French Dip with Au Jus
Dip this hearty beef sandwich into a flavorful au jus for the ultimate cold weather comfort.