14 Texas Comfort Food Recipes to Warm you up this Winter

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 Texans are not a huge fans of the cold weather. We’ve acclimated to blazing 100°F+ 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, 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.

Tex-Mex Lasagna

Skip the restaurant and bring your favorite Tex-Mex flavors to your dinner table with this Tex-Mex Lasagna recipe. This is the ultimate beefy comfort dish, especially if you love enchiladas. 

Texas-Style Chili

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.

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