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Tried-and-Texan-True Hill Country Resort Recipes

Two glasses of Melon Margaritas sit on a wooden plank table in front of a watermelon wedge.Two glasses of Melon Margaritas sit on a wooden plank table in front of a watermelon wedge.
Checking In Writer and Editor, Tori Ferrante, stands in front of a white house wearing a purple-gray top and statement necklace.

If you’re looking for some tried-and-true Tex Mex dinner and drink recipes, you’ve come to the right place. These three mouthwatering specialties are brought to you straight from our Hill Country Resort team in Canyon Lake, Texas.

(We originally posted these for Cinco de Mayo, but we happen to know for a fact that celebrating Taco Tuesday every week is a sure-fire way to spice up your meal planning year-round.)

So, whether you’re shaking things up with a melon margarita, whipping up quesadillas or stirring up some sweet (non-alcoholic!) sangria for the kids—or doing all three—these recipes will make you want to pack up your bags and head straight to Hill Country Resort for more…


Two glasses of Melon Margaritas sit on a wooden plank table in front of a watermelon wedge. Type on the left says, 'Hill Country 'Melon Margarita.'

'Melon Margaritas for Your Happy Hour

Break out the salt and shake up some Hill Country ‘Melon Margaritas

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PREP TIME

5 mins

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COOK TIME

N/A

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SERVINGS

1

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 oz. Patrón Silver tequila
  • 1 oz. watermelon liqueur
  • 5 oz. triple sec
  • Splash of Island Oasis margarita mix
  • Salt or sugar
  • Watermelon slice

NOTES

Add basil or mint to get a more crisp taste.

DIRECTIONS

Step 1

Pour tequila, watermelon liqueur, triple sec and margarita mix into a glass.

Step 2

Add ice and stir.

Step 3

Lightly coat the rim of the glass with sugar or salt and garnish with a watermelon slice.

Three wedges of a quesadilla on a wooden cutting board and grey plank table. Type on the left says, 'Cowboy Chicken Quesadilla.'

Cowboy Chicken Quesadillas for the Whole Family

Fire up your stove for these cheesy Cowboy Chicken Quesadillas

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PREP TIME

15 mins

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COOK TIME

30 mins

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SERVINGS

4

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • 2 teaspoons melted butter
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 2 grilled chicken breasts

NOTES

Add sour cream, salsa, corn and/or guacamole to enhance the flavors.

DIRECTIONS

Step 1

Grill two chicken breasts until thoroughly cooked.

Step 2

Brush one side of each tortilla with butter.

Step 3

Place 1 tortilla, buttered side down, in frying pan or griddle.

Step 4

Sprinkle half of the tortilla with cheese, onion, tomato and chicken.

Step 5

Fold over the other side of the tortilla to cover toppings.

Step 6

Cook over medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until lightly browned.

Step 7

Cut into wedges and repeat for remaining tortillas.

A glass of sangria set on a wooden plank table. Type on the left says, 'Non-Alcoholic Lone Star State Sangria.'

Non-Alcoholic Lone Star State Sangria for the Kids

Dice up some of your kiddos’ favorite fruits for our sweet (and alcohol-free) Lone Star State Sangria

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PREP TIME

5 mins

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COOK TIME

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SERVINGS

4

INGREDIENTS

  • Quartered fruit
    • strawberries
    • oranges
    • apples
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 2 cups cranberry and/or orange juice
  • 2 cups sparkling water or club soda

NOTES

Add cherries and limes to unlock more flavors.


DIRECTIONS

Step 1

Cut fruit and place in a fridge to chill for one hour.

Step 2

Pour cranberry/orange juice into your favorite pitcher and add the fruit.

Step 3

When ready to serve, add 2 cups of sparkling water/club soda.

Step 4

Pour into a glass with ice and enjoy!

Did reading all these Tex Mex recipes make you work up an appetite? I know it’s a Texas-sized “yes” from me. We hope you enjoy making, eating and drinking these flavorful specialties just as much as our Hill Country Resort team has loved sharing them with you.

And if you’re really lookin’ to get into the Texas spirit, be sure to get a healthy helping of virtual Texas fun with a side of countryside coloring.

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Checking In Writer and Editor, Tori Ferrante, stands in front of a white house wearing a purple-gray top and statement necklace.