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    Updated on Sep 30, 2018. Posted on Sep 22, 2018

    16 Of The Best Midwest Recipes The Rest Of The World Needs To Try

    Dont'cha know how good these are?

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    The Midwest is filled with a ton of classic recipes from comforting hot dish to sweet and snackable puppy chow, but people from the coasts may never experience these dishes!

    So we rounded up 16 of our favorite Midwestern recipes you can make in your own kitchen:

    1. Toasted Ravioli

    thepioneerwoman.com

    Breaded and fried ravioli served with dipping sauce. What could be better? Get the recipe.

    2. Homemade Deep-Dish Pizza

    sallysbakingaddiction.com

    People who say Chicago-style pizza isn't real pizza have no idea what they're talking about. Case in point: This delicious deep-dish pizza. Get the recipe.

    3. Jucy Lucy

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    A Jucy Lucy is just a fancy name for a burger stuffed with melted cheese — and it's seriously delicious. Get the recipe.

    4. Lefse (Norwegian Potato Pancakes)

    thekitchn.com

    These soft potato pancakes are the perfect base for just about anything. You can go the sweet route and sprinkle cinnamon sugar over them, or go savory by rolling them up with ham and cheese. Get the recipe.

    5. Cincinnati Chili

    dinnerthendessert.com

    This isn't just chili, it's Skyline chili served over spaghetti and topped with cheese and diced onions. Get the recipe.

    6. Buckeyes

    growingupgabel.com

    Not only are these peanut butter and chocolate balls totally addictive, they're also a breeze to make and require no baking at all. Get the recipe.

    7. Cheesy Beef Goulash

    lilluna.com

    What is goulash? A delicious combination of noodles, ground beef, tomatoes, and seasonings. (Not to be confused with the Hungarian version by the same name which is slightly different and not always served with noodles.) Get the recipe.

    8. Tater Tot Casserole (AKA Hot Dish)

    dinnerthendessert.com

    Dont'cha know how delicious hot dish is? If not, give this classic recipe, made with ground beef and frozen tater tots, a try and please report back. Get the recipe.

    9. Puppy Chow Chex Mix (AKA Muddy Buddies)

    homemadehooplah.com

    The ultimate snack to make at Midwestern sleepovers, birthday parties, and everything in between. Get the recipe.

    10. Chicken Wild Rice Casserole

    familyfreshmeals.com

    This creamy wild rice casserole is hearty, warm, and 100% comforting. It's the kind of dish that'll "stick to your ribs" and keep you full when it's cold out. Get the recipe.

    11. Italian Beef Sandwiches

    iowagirleats.com

    A Chicago staple made in your slow cooker with the help of spicy jarred giardiniera. Get the recipe.

    12. Beer Brats

    tornadoughalli.com

    Serve these flavorful brats with peppers and onions, in soft hotdog buns, or on a bed of mashed potatoes for a quick and easy dinner. Get the recipe.

    13. Gooey Butter Cake

    tastesbetterfromscratch.com

    This homemade version of the Midwest classic is a far cry from the boxed cake and cream cheese recipes called gooey cake you may be accustomed to. This has a rich, buttery texture unlike any cake you've had before that's practically spoonable. Get the recipe.

    14. Runza (Meat and Cabbage Pockets)

    redefinedmom.com

    These savory pastries are filled with a beef and cabbage mixture, but you can totally tweak it to fit your tastes. Get the recipe.

    15. Cheese Frenchees

    ohsweetbasil.com

    Grilled cheese sandwiches that are breaded and fried until crisp? Sign. Me. Up. Get the recipe.

    16. One-pot Swedish Meatball Pasta

    tasty.co

    The quintessential comfort food made entirely in one pot. Get the recipe.

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