Y'all got a few of the Texas specialties right, but you forgot the sides ...
fried okra ... great stuff, but I think you have to grow up with it.
green beans .. none of this al dente stuff. Stewed with onions and bacon.
cream gravy .. not a standard bechamel with pepper, you have to add some chix stock or base. Roux made with bacon drippings.
Black-eyed peas ... not just for newyear.
Told a chef instructor he was blaspheming when he wanted us to make Hoppin' John with black beans
Jalapeno hushpuppies .. fried catfish isn't complete without them
Hot sauce ... the hotter the better.
Banana pudding ... with Nilla wafers
Peach cobbler ... Hill Country peaches are great.
Pecan Pie .. one of the native Texas trees.
Mesquite ... everything tastes better mesquite smoked.
Tex-Mex ... beef enchiladas have to have chili con carne, refrieds, and a side of Jalapenos..