Texas has a reputation for being larger than life. The land is bigger, the people are heartier, and the cattle are monstrously huge.

Then, of course, there's the food.

Portion sizes – for who? This is Texas, baby!

Here are 11 foods that are literally bigger and better in Texas (no disrespect to the rest of the states).

1. Sweet Tea

If you've never had sweet tea in the South, you don't know what you're missing. The smoothness of the tea, the mounds of sugar...
The South literally does sweet tea better, but Texas is the place that started it all. The oldest known recipe for sweet tea in the United States comes from a community cookbook in Texas.

2. Chicken Fried Steak

What is a chicken fried steak, you ask? Come closer, dear innocent child, and let us bend your ear to the wonders of Southern cuisine.

Chicken fried steak is a steak that has been tenderized into supple goodness and then breaded and fried like fried chicken. They're bigger in Texas, of course.

3. Frozen margaritas

You have Dallas, Texas to thank for this wonder of alcoholic delight. Mariano's Mexican Cuisine invented this frozen beverage.

Ever since, it's become the mark of summer fun. Where would pool parties and bachelorette shindigs be without it?

4. Pecan praline

Do you know what a pecan praline is? Can you survive without it once you do? This is an honest question.

A pecan praline is made of caramel, brown sugar, and pecans. It is delicious. You literally can't have just one.

5. Brisket

Brisket is a Southern-wide phenomenon, but we must say that Texas does it better. Something about the heat just infuses into the meat.

Also, Texans make sure to not rush their cooking. It takes about eight or nine hours of slow cooking just to get brisket right. I'm not getting hungry, you are...

6. Chili

What is more Texan than chili? Seriously, we dare you to find a more Texan dish.

Of course chili is the official state food of Texas. And it is simply delicious. We can tell you this from personal experience.

7. Fajitas

Who doesn't love fajitas? Even the way they come out, aroma wafting from that sizzling hot skillet, is divine.

Fajitas were invented by Spanish rancheros working in ranches in Texas who wanted a beautiful taste of home.

8. Breakfast tacos

People may do breakfast differently in other places, but in Texas, it's all about the breakfast tacos.

Think about it – you got your tortillas on hand, and then you have your huevos and salsa and all the other accoutrements. Wham! You've got tacos!

9. Funnel cakes

Who doesn't love funnel cakes? They're airy pieces of fried goodness that melt on your tongue the minute they make contact.

Add powdered sugar, and they're simply divine. Texas has the best funnel cakes. We're just gonna go ahead and say so.

10. (Blue Bell) Ice Cream

Where would ice cream be without Blue Bell? The company was founded in 1907 in Brenham, Texas. Ice cream has never been the same.

11. Frito pie

What is a frito pie, you ask? It is a uniquely Texan invention that originated in Dallas and is now huge across the South. Know someone who loves Texan food? Share this article with them! Don't blame us if they get hungry...