You Know You’re From the Midwest If You’ve Tried All These Foods
What could be more Midwestern than hot dishes, cheese curds, custard and corn? See how many Midwest dishes and treats you can check off the list!
Adapted from Russian and German recipes brought to the midwest by immigrants, these cabbage and meat hand pies are incredibly popular in Nebraska and Kansas. This recipe is so good, you’ll think it’s from the Runza Restaurant!
Chicagoans pride themselves on their deep, cheese-filled pizzas.
Grilled up fresh, these brats and sauerkraut are the perfect snack while tailgating your favorite sports garme.
This German dessert has a tradition of being handed down from generation to generation across the German settlements in Montana, Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas.
State fairs are a staple across the midwest. Particularly for the massive meaty, cheesy sandwiches, like this one.
Michigan tart cherries are distributed across the country. But in the Great Lake State, cherries are best when baked into a sweet and flaky pie.
It’s impossible to think of kringles without thinking of Racine, Wisconsin. The Danish treat is such a favorite, it is the official dessert of Wisconsin.
With a high population of Polish Americans settled in the midwest, traditional dishes like pierogies are common in Midwestern metropolitan areas.
Regardless of if you call it a sugar cream pie or a Hoosier cream pie, you have to agree, this pie is amazing.
Watching a little league while eating a walking taco is truly a perfect Midwestern afternoon.
You can’t visit Ohio without a hearty bowl of this spaghetti, onion and cheese chili.
This condiment is so popular in Chicago, residents put it on their pizza, beef sandwiches and eggs!
In the Midwest, Bloody Marys decked out with meats, cheeses and veggies are works of art.
Proper cheese curds should squeak as they’re chewed, but they’re best when deep-fried!
This quick and easy dish, sometimes called slumgullion, only has 2 ingredients (beef and paprika) in common with its Hungarian namesake.
Minnesota holds the title for the highest population of Swedish Americans, making this dish is a staple on many menus.
Invented by a baker in the 1930s, this moist cake is found in practically every bakery in St. Louis
This recipe combines two midwest favorites, corn and canning!