Tex Mex BBQ: Rusty Pickup Roadhouse


By throwing a Tex Mex BBQ party you can give your guests a taste of one of the best flavor marriages available. When great meat options of Texas are blended with the immediately identifiable tastes of Mexico, you and your guests are in for a treat. Cowboy hats are optional.


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How To Use “Flavor Profiles”
To Create The Perfect Cookout Or Barbecue

Here at Superstar Cookout Menus, we believe the key to a fantastic cookout or barbecue is to have food choices that go well together and flavors that compliment each other. And what better way to ensure your cookout is a success than to use well-known, time-tested flavor profiles.

For our purposes, a “flavor profile” is the immediately identifiable combination of flavors that define a specific cuisine. It is how different regional ingredients are put together to create a unique and memorable dining experience.

For example, the idea of “Mexican food” conjures different food images and produces the anticipation of different flavors than if I say “Asian food” or “Cajun food”.

Ideally, creating the perfect cookout menu should be as simple as possible. To simplify the process, we create fictitious restaurants with flavor profiles famous the world over. As a result, each restaurant has a collection of recipes and food choices that makes creating the perfect cookout menu a snap.

Just put together a menu from the same flavor profile “restaurant”, and you are sure to have a memorable cookout or backyard BBQ that keeps your friends and family talking for weeks to come.

Tex Mex BBQ Flavor Profile:
Rusty Pickup Roadhouse


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Are you itching to throw a Tex Mex BBQ party? Simply head to the Rusty Pickup Roadhouse flavor profile. There you will find a collection of recipes chosen to transport you to plains of Texas where cowboys cook up some south of the border flavors.

Flavor Profile: Texas BBQ, beef, cowboy food, Tex Mex, Jalapeño, cumin, peppers, cilantro and beans.

Inspiration: Think about a roadhouse with lots of wood, peanut shells on the floor and lots of food with big flavors influenced by Texan and Mexican cowboys. Southern United States means South of the Border flavors for some great tasting, bold and spicy food that satisfies even the biggest appetites.

My Take: Spicy and highly flavored sauces and salsas served with grilled beef, pork and chicken. South of the border flavors and flame kissed meats with sides designed for big appetites.


Tex Mex BBQ Inspiration

Maybe you need some inspiration to get the creative juices flowing for your Tex Mex BBQ party.

Let’s get your mouth watering with some legendary Texas BBQ.



How about we explore some Tex-Mex flavors across the Lone Star State.



Check out this big pile of meat on the barbecue in Austin, Texas.



OK, now that you are inspired, let’s talk about creating a Tex Mex BBQ menu that will satisfy even the biggest of appetites.

Tex Mex BBQ Food Choices

We all have our favorite cuts of meat, pork and chicken. And we believe everyone should be free to pick their favorites when throwing a backyard cookout for friends and family. Therefore, we provide cooking instructions for a wide variety of meats… perfect for the grill. (*Indoor cooking instructions also provided*)


Beef: Rib Eye Steak, N.Y. Strip Steak, Hanger Steak, Flat Iron Steak, Flank Steak & Skirt Steak Pork: Pork Tenderloin, Pork Chops & Pork Ribs (Baby Back Ribs and Spare Ribs) Chicken: Chicken Breast & Chicken Pieces (Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks)


When you take your favorite cuts of beef, pork and chicken and add the flavors associated with Tex Mex food… you are ready for one bold flavored Texas Mexico style BBQ experience.

Tex Mex BBQ Menu Example

Here is just ONE Tex Mex inspired menu you can put together using Lou M. Penn’s Recipes and the Rusty Pickup Roadhouse flavor profile.


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The main event...

Grilled Rib-Eye Steaks slathered with Texas Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Grilled Pork Tenderloin
reverse marinated with “Green Heat” Table Sauce

All-Purpose BBQ Marinated Chicken Breast
served with Simple Red Table Sauce

And on the side, your choice of…

Garden Salad with French Bread Croutons & Avocado Ranch Dressing, Red Coleslaw, Ranch Potato Salad and Corn On The Cob


Don't forget, by using the recipes found in the Rusty Pickup Roadhouse flavor profile, you can create this Tex Mex BBQ menu AND MANY MANY MORE.

Tex Mex BBQ Recipes

Included in the Rusty Pickup Roadhouse flavor profile you get all the recipes you need to create the perfect Tex Mex BBQ party…

      • 6 Tex Mex inspired spice mix recipes
      • 4 Tex Mex inspired flavored butters
      • 3 Tex Mex inspired brine and marinade recipes
      • 4 Tex Mex inspired BBQ sauce recipes
      • 4 Tex Mex inspired condiment recipes
      • 10 Tex Mex inspired side dish recipes

Variety is the spice of life...

Varying the cuts of beef, pork and chicken and changing the combination of spice mixes, marinades, sauces and sides, you can create an endless amount of addictive Tex Mex BBQ menus.

Easiest Way To Plan A Tex Mex BBQ Party

Here at Superstar Cookout Menus, we believe planning and preparation go a long way to throwing a backyard cookout that is both delicious and seemingly effortless to prepare.

This is why we have developed a step-by-step plan that leaves nothing to chance. To clarify, go through this slideshow to see how to plan the perfect Tex Mex BBQ party.


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We give you everything you need to plan your party, plan your menu and finalize your cookout plan. As a result, your backyard cookout is both crowd-pleasing and comes off without a hitch.

Just follow the step-by-step plan for a Tex Mex BBQ:

      1. Choose the Rusty Pickup Roadhouse flavor profile
      2. Print and fill in the Cookout Party Planner
      3. Go over Sample Menus to get inspired
      4. Check out the recipes & print and fill in Menu Planners
      5. Use the Blank Recipe Template to add any family favorites with the same flavor profile
      6. Print and fill in the Menu Brainstormer with all the recipes you’ll need
      7. Create your Recipe Binder to put the recipes at your fingertips
      8. Print and fill in the Grocery List
      9. Print and fill in the Cookout Schedule so you know what to do and when to do it
      10. ENJOY your cookout and impress your friends and family


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