South by Southwest inspired dishes

Cornbread Topped BBQ Chicken

The music is hot in Austin, Texas, and so is the food!  We'll be throwing a big bash at the South by Southwest music festival this month where some of the coolest indie bands will be rocking the house while Rach's food will be paired with Rose's® Mojitos.  Delish!  See our full coverage of the event here.

Even if you can't make it down, you can bring a little bit of the Southwest into your home with these recipes from Rachael Ray:

Last year at the festival we ate Rach's Austin Mac and Cheese Suiza , Cornbread-Topped Bourbon BBQ Chicken, and Seven Layer Sliders.

For an economical meal, try Chipotle-Pumpkin Black Bean Soup, which is packed full of nutrients. 

For that grilled flavor, try Grilled Chipotle Rubbed Chicken Legs with Cracked Corn and Scallion Polenta

You can barbecue with a Southwest twist when you serve this recipe with Guacamole Boats! 

Chicken Sausage Burgers with Balsamic Onion Barbecue Sauce

Combine the classic flavors of chicken sausage, like fennel and allspice, with a homeade barbecue onion topper.

Mexican Sliced Spiced Pork Soft Tacos with Texas Oven Fries

Tex-Mex cuisine at its finest comes together in this dish, which includes baked, not fried fries.

Sweet N Spicy Red Eye Ham Steaks with Cheese Grist and Seared Chard

This dish (pictured above) is a reader favorite and can be prepared in 30 minutes or less!

Tex-Mex Stuffed Poblanos With Manchego Sauce & Black Beans with Roasted Garlic

A whole head of garlic goes into these beans for a flavorful Tex-Mex meal.