3 Of Our Favorite Southern Recipes to Make This Winter

No matter where you’re from in the States, you’ll no doubt agree that Southern cooking is the pinnacle of comfort food.

There’s just something about the creamy sauces, rich casseroles, and extra love that goes into Southern cooking that makes it perfect for cozying up and curing whatever ails you. But, while soul food is great all year round, there are some Southern recipes that are especially perfect for when it’s cold outside.

So, what hearty Southern dishes should you be cooking up this winter? Let’s take a look at some of our favorites!

1. Pecan-Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Bourbon Cream Sauce

Although you can find a whole host of top recipes and Texas cooking tips on recipeworkbook.com, one of our favorites from the site has to be this heavenly combination of lean pork, earthy Texas pecans, and creamy bourbon sauce.

Special touches such as crumbling the pecans in a food processor and salting the pork a few hours before cooking make this dish a little more complicated but well worth the effort.

The recipe also explains how smothering the pork tenderloin in dijon mustard makes the pecans stick better, while an instant-read thermometer will come in handy to make sure that your pecan-crusted pork has reached 145 degrees.

And then there’s the sauce – a hearty and flavorsome mix of cream, butter, herbs, shallots, garlic, and bourbon. The ultimate in winter comfort food, we think you’ll agree!

2. Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken is the mainstay of many of the best Southern recipes, from buttermilk-soaked fried chicken to barbecue chicken tacos. But one of the best foods to tuck into in the winter has to be chicken pot pie.

After all, what other dishes combine all your favorite comfort foods under one buttery crust? From tender chicken pieces to mouth-watering corn, and sweet peas to a creamy sauce, this checks every Southern cooking box for optimal heartiness. Plus, while many Southern dishes can take a while to cook, this pot pie comes together so fast, you don’t have to wait until the weekend to enjoy it!

3. Red Beans and Rice

There’s no denying that chili con carne, one of the most popular examples of Tex Mex food, is a great winter warmer. But this traditional Southern dish offers a whole new level of comfort and coziness.

Rather than minced beef, traditional red beans and rice recipes use Andouille sausage, a smoked pork sausage from France, as well as cayenne pepper for added spiciness. Prepare a pot in the morning and leave it simmering on your stove all day to reap the rewards of those unmistakable Louisiana flavors!

Southern Recipes to Make This Winter

There’s no better medicine than comforting food made with love, especially when it’s cold outside and all you want to do is curl up with a bowl of something rich and warming. And these delicious and hearty Southern recipes all certainly fit the bill!

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