No matter if you're visiting Texas as a first-timer or have lived here your whole life, you're sure to know of Texas' most iconic foods. And if you are visiting from out of state, you're going to need to try them all -- they're sensational if I say so myself.

Most people may think of Texas and the food category of Mexican -- or more likely Tex-Mex -- comes to mind. I think it's fair to say this is the most popular food (or close to it) in the Lone Star State. Some would argue Texas BBQ beats it out.

What are some Iconic Texas foods?

Texans take pride in A LOT of things. Be it their livestock, the town they grew up in, their belt buckles and boots, family, the State of Texas itself, and of course the food they cook up.

By far the most notable in the state is probably tacos and brisket. In fact, one Texas city has even been noted as having the best BBQ in America. As for our tacos, Texas has the #1 taco town according to Yelp reviews. 

In general, Texans love to eat meat, especially if it's smoked. You'll even find that in the top 10 Texas foods, most have some sort of meat incorporated if it's not the main focus.

Texas is known for more than Tacos and Brisket

Believe it or not, Texas has some other fantastic state foods people need to try. Most will go straight for the taco and brisket joints, but we Texans have cooked up some other really great concoctions.

*Cough, cough* our chili. Preferably without beans for me.

Here are the top 10 Texas foods every single person needs to eat at least once. But let's be honest, they're so good you'll be craving these items all the time.

These are the Best Foods Money Can Buy in Texas

Whether you live in the Lone Star State or are just visiting, these 10 foods are Texas staples everyone needs to try

Gallery Credit: Maleri McHam

LOOK: These are the best foodie cities in America

WalletHub analyzed data to determine which U.S. cities are the ultimate foodie cities. Affordability, diversity, accessibility, and quality were all factored in for determining a location's final score.

Gallery Credit: Mike Brant

5 Secret Menu Items at Torchy's Tacos

Check out the 5 tacos on the secret menu at Torchy's Tacos.

Gallery Credit: Billy Jenkins

More From KLAQ El Paso