Texan Friendsgiving Menu

Hospitality and family are big here in Texas, which means our holiday gatherings are no exception. But aside from those you’re related to, getting together with pals has become a popular holiday in itself.

Friendsgiving is a time to celebrate with friends a week or so before traditional Thanksgiving festivities. Since you’ll have all the turkey you can handle with your family, Friendsgiving is meant for enjoying other delicious foods. Plan a Pinterest-worthy menu with these appetizers and main dishes to impress guests this year!


Korean Beef & Cucumber Appetizers

These Korean-inspired cucumber appetizers are nutritious, full of flavor and a nice change from the same ol’ appetizers your family always makes.

Beef & Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Want to see a plate of appetizers disappear? Brings these babies and you’re sure to please a crowd!

Beef & Sweet Potato Empanadas

It doesn’t get much better than these Tex-Mex treats.

For more holiday appetizer ideas, click here.

Main Dishes

Thyme-Rubbed Beef Round Tip Roast

Want to impress your friends with a super easy main dish that looks incredibly fancy? Whether it’s Prime Rib or a Eye-of-Round Roast, the results of dry roasting beef are simply amazing.  Click here to learn more about roasting beef.

Smoked Beef Brisket

Here in Texas, you can NEVER go wrong with smoking brisket.

Carne Asada

Texans grill year ’round, so it makes perfect sense to showcase your skills to friends. To learn more about grilling, click here.

One Pan Roasted Beef Tri-Tip & Brussels Sprouts

Tri-Tip Roast is lean, full of flavor and great for roasting. Pair it with Brussels sprouts for a colorful holiday meal!


Of course, no great party is complete without beverages. Check out our ultimate guide to pairing wine with beef!

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