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View Poll Results: National Veggie/Side Dish of Texas
Black-eyed Peas (Texas cavier) 7 17.95%
Fried Okra 7 17.95%
Mashed taters 8 20.51%
Tater salad 2 5.13%
Red or Pinto Beans 8 20.51%
Cole Slaw 0 0%
Fried taters/hash browns 0 0%
Grits 1 2.56%
Green/snap beans 2 5.13%
Other 4 10.26%
Voters: 39. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 06-17-2008, 04:47 PM
 
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I wish they would put Husband Pleasin' back on the Ranch Style Beans cans.
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Old 06-17-2008, 05:01 PM
 
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I never ate much refried beans and my mama never fixed them. Only when we went out to eat mexican food did they ever end up on my plate. At home we had more pinto beans and black-eyed peas. I remember both of those vividly. I'd eat TONS of black-eyed peas all the time as my great-grandmother always fixed fresh ones for me. Guess being this is one veggie that a lot of Texans (and Southerners) grew in their garden it was always around to be served moreso than refried beans. Pinto beans were a meal along w/ cornbread. Hardly EVER remember having Pinto Beans as a side growing up and I know my parents STILL fix those as just the meal itself w/ some cornbread. As for the beans and mexican food now I've come to prefer Charro Beans or "bean soup" at most places over refried beans.
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Old 06-17-2008, 05:32 PM
 
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Yep pintos were the meal itself -- also sometimes butterbeans. With Black-eyed or Purple Hull peas they were usually more of a side dish. And how about those green beans with new potatoes?

And yes, sliced tomato, onion and chow-chow makes all of it better!
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Old 06-17-2008, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Trans-Pecos Texas
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I never ate much refried beans and my mama never fixed them. Only when we went out to eat mexican food did they ever end up on my plate. At home we had more pinto beans and black-eyed peas. I remember both of those vividly. I'd eat TONS of black-eyed peas all the time as my great-grandmother always fixed fresh ones for me. Guess being this is one veggie that a lot of Texans (and Southerners) grew in their garden it was always around to be served moreso than refried beans. Pinto beans were a meal along w/ cornbread. Hardly EVER remember having Pinto Beans as a side growing up and I know my parents STILL fix those as just the meal itself w/ some cornbread. As for the beans and mexican food now I've come to prefer Charro Beans or "bean soup" at most places over refried beans.
FRESH blackeyed peas from the garden are another story! My aunt always fixed those for dinner, so I'd have them once or twice a year. I don't really care for them canned....dried and cooked are better, but not much.

We had pinto beans too....whole and mashed as in refried. Today, I like both black and pinto beans, either whole or refried. We had pinto beans as a side quite often!
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Old 06-18-2008, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
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Yep pintos were the meal itself -- also sometimes butterbeans. With Black-eyed or Purple Hull peas they were usually more of a side dish. And how about those green beans with new potatoes?

And yes, sliced tomato, onion and chow-chow makes all of it better!
My Kroger sells Dixieland Chow-chow made in Fort Worth. Mild or hot versions. We always get the hot.

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Old 06-18-2008, 12:30 PM
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My Kroger sells Dixieland Chow-chow made in Fort Worth. Mild or hot versions. We always get the hot.
Yep, DixieLand brand "chow-chow", put out by Renfro Foods, Inc, in Fort Worth! I have some in my ice-box too! LOL

When I was growing up, as several of y'all have mentioned, a meal in itself was sometime red-beans (pinto) and cornbread. All "mashed up" and seasoned with chow-chow! And sometime bacon on the side!

A question to anyone who might know: What IS the difference in chow-chow and relish???? Just a term of which the former is more common in Texas/South to refer to the same thing? Or is there a real difference?

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Old 06-18-2008, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Trans-Pecos Texas
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Yep, DixieLand brand "chow-chow", put out by Renfro Foods, Inc, in Fort Worth! I have some in my ice-box too! LOL

When I was growing up, as several of y'all of mentioned, a meal in itself was sometime red-beans (pinto) and cornbread. All "mashed up" and seasoned with chow-chow! And sometime bacon on the side!

A question to anyone who might know: What IS the difference in chow-chow and relish???? Just a term of which the former is more common in Texas/South to refer to the same thing? Or is there a real difference?
We always differentiated between chow-chow and relish!
Homemade chow-chow always has cabbage as one of the ingredients...and relish NEVER does.

My mom makes a relish out of apples and green tomatoes....and mine is made of green tomatoes and jalapenos/serranos!
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