3 Texas Food Personalities Share their Favorite Holiday Traditions with Beef

As we look ahead to the holiday season, it’s no secret that gatherings will probably look a little different for us all this year. Whether you’re hosting your immediate family or having a socially distant get together with friends, Beef Loving Texans has recipes to help make your holiday spread memorable. 

Since beef’s great taste and flavor make it a holiday menu essential, we’ve partnered with 3 Texas food personalities to share their favorite holiday traditions and recipes. 

Chef Eddie Jackson’s Smoked Prime Rib

“I have memories as far back as I can remember smoking beef roasts, ribs and brisket  with my Dad. During the holidays, I fire up the smoker and make Smoked Prime Rib Roast. This recipe is perfect for feeding a crowd and it’s a total holiday game changer. My secret ingredient for the perfect Prime Rib? A unique and delicious crust that acts as an insulator in the smoker.” – Chef Eddie Jackson, Chief Recipe Officer









Texas-Style Beef Sausage Rolls with Jalapeño and Cheddar

“See, Since I moved to Texas from Australia about 5 years ago, I had to start a lot of new traditions. And often, combining a little bit of Australia with a big ol’ serve of Texas made for a great combination. And that’s what I did with this recipe – it’s a perfect hybrid mashup of Aus-Texan culinary inspiration.” – Jess Pryles, Hardcore Carnivore









Authentic Beef Tamales

“It wouldn’t be Christmas without tamales. The smell of tamales steaming on the stove-top reminds me of my childhood, my abuelita, mami and aunts and uncles all huddled in my abuelita’s kitchen. Tamales are a traditional dish served at Christmas, but they’re so much more than that for many families here in South Texas.

Tamales are a deeply rooted connection with our past, our present and our future. The communal event of making tamales, a tamalada, goes beyond coming together to create this aromatic treat.  Making tamales with family and friends is a way to share a loving, cultural connection while passing on the tradition to future generations.” – Vianney Rodriguez, Sweet Life Bake





What are your favorite holiday traditions with beef? Tell us below!

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