Wednesday, April 8, 2015

A to Z - Eye on Texas: G

Eye on Texas brings you the letter G with all guns blazing from Gun Barrel City Texas. ( I liked the name)

This is a young community with the motto "We shoot straight with you". It's southeast of Dallas and now has a population of 5000. The town emphasizes access to Cedar Creek Lake, so plan on zooming on a jet ski in the summer.

Hungry?  Check out the First and Last Bar and Grill  or I'm betting the Jalapeno Tree can set your mouth on fire.

Let's end with the city manager's recipe of the month featured on their web site

1 15 OZ Can Wolf Brand Chili/NO BEANS
1 Can Whole Kernel Corn (drained)
1 Cup Chopped Onion
1 Chopped Bell Pepper
2 Cups Shredded Cheese
2 Packages Cornbread Mix (prepared per instructions)
Heat chili and pour into the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan.  Spread corn, onion, bell pepper and cheese over chili.  Pour the cornbread mixture over the top of ingredients.
Bake at 375 for 20 – 30 minutes or until cornbread is done.
Serve with Picante Sauce         



  1. My husband would love this recipe. He grew up eating super hot spices.

  2. My husband would love this recipe. He grew up eating super hot spices.

  3. Don't tick off anyone there, that's for sure.

  4. My husband would love this recipe too. I love the name of the town, awesome!
    Great theme and good luck with the A-Z, I am one of Lisa's (co-host) Live Wires and I am from and living in the Philly area:)

  5. Hi Joanne - Love the recipe - Cornbread is something we don't have often here in the UK .. but when I was in SA .. I really enjoyed having it on occasions - this sounds delicious.

    Cheers Hilary

  6. Gun Barrel--great name for a town. The word "cornbread" caught me right there.

  7. Gun Barrel...sounds straight out of the Wild West with the 'straight shooting' motto. So saddle up your 'Jet Ski' and ride the waves! Love me some Cornbread Chili Casserole.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal
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  8. I like the name of the town--it's memorable. The recipe sounds good!

  9. Gun Barrel city sounds like an action movie I'd be interested in ;)

  10. I could enjoy a batch or two of that recipe.

  11. We're going to try that recipe tonight.

    John Holton
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