Midwest Comfort Foods

Meatloaf:

A staple of Midwest dinners, meatloaf is a savory blend of ground meat, breadcrumbs, and seasonings, often topped with tangy ketchup.

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Hotdish:

A quintessential comfort food, hotdish features layers of meat, vegetables, and creamy sauce, topped with a crispy layer of tater tots or breadcrumbs.

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Chicken

This hearty stew features tender chicken, fluffy dumplings, and vegetables simmered in a rich and flavorful broth.

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Cornbread:

Moist and slightly sweet, cornbread is a beloved side dish in the Midwest, perfect for sopping up gravy or chili.

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Pot Roast:

Slow-cooked until fork-tender, pot roast is a comforting meal of beef roast, potatoes, carrots, and onions simmered in savory gravy.

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Jello Salad:

A unique Midwest tradition, jello salad combines colorful gelatin with fruit, marshmallows, and whipped cream for a sweet and tangy treat.

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Pork Tenderloin

A Midwest favorite, this sandwich features a breaded and fried pork tenderloin served on a soft bun with pickles and mustard.

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Green Bean

Made with canned green beans, creamy mushroom soup, and crispy fried onions, this casserole is a holiday staple in many Midwestern households.

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Apple Pie:

No Midwest comfort food list is complete without apple pie, featuring tender apples, warm spices, and a flaky crust.

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