10 Signs You Grew Up Eating Food in Southeast Texas

Do your non-Texan friends wonder why you call every soda a Coke, even if it's a Dr Pepper? Do they ask you why you only suggest restaurants that serve barbecue, Tex-Mex or comfort food? Or do they have no clue what you're talking about when you say the word "kolache"? These things don't make you weird, they make you awesome, because they make you a Texan.

Embrace these regional foodie characteristics about yourself and take a look at ten more signs that you grew up eating food in Southeast Texas.

10. Tex-Mex Is Your Favorite Food

You'll take one of everything on this Tex-Mex spread.
You'll take one of everything on this Tex-Mex spread.
Photo by Katharine Shilcutt

Ever since you were about five years old you have loved tacos, enchiladas, burritos and all chips covered in queso. In fact, you could probably eat Tex-Mex for an entire week without getting tired of it. Breakfast burritos in the morning, followed by tacos for lunch and enchiladas or fajitas for dinner -- that's not weird at at all.

9. No Beans in Your Chili

No beans in this chili.
No beans in this chili.
Photo by Matthew Dresden

It's just not chili if it contains beans. Whatever those people up north are making is not chili, it's stew. You've been trained to identify those pesky little black and kidney beans before you even take a bite. And if you find them, you're not going to eat it.

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