The state of Texas is known for many things, including extremely rich and flavorful food. The four best known foods found in Texas are chili, barbecue, chicken fried steak and tex-mex cuisine. Texas chili is famous for being beanless and full of meat and extra-hot chili peppers. Texas barbecue is known for its heavy grill-smoke flavor and spicy sauce. Texas chicken fried steak is famous mainly because of the quality of meat used in preparation, but also for its thick and flavorful white gravy. Tex-mex dishes blend American food ingredients with traditional Mexican dishes.