Food·Posted on Apr 9, 201726 Foods All Midwesterners Grew Up WithWhich ones are the best?by Michelle NoBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Charlotte Gomez / BuzzFeed We recently asked people from the BuzzFeed Community to share their favorite Midwestern foods. Here are their best responses: 1. Cincinnati Chili tornadoughalli.com —jollyelizaA generous sprinkling of cheese is mandatory. Recipe here. 2. Horseshoe Sandwich foiegrashotdog.blogspot.com —jevoss92You can substitute the sirloin and sharp cheddar for your own choice of meat and cheese, but the thick Texas toast and French fries here are non-negotiables 🙅. Recipe here. 3. Puppy Chow momcrieff.com —savigra Some call it muddy buddies, others call it puppy chow — but as long as it's made with Chex, peanut butter, chocolate, and powdered sugar, no one has to be wrong. Recipe here. 4. Gooey Butter Cake honeybeespatisserie.com —scruffypersonI mean, the name itself should make your mouth water. Recipe here. 5. Meat and Vegetable Pasty bakingmischief.com —Mike Jahncke, FacebookServe with a side of gravy or sour cream for the perfect quick meal. Recipe here. 6. Green Bean Casserole spicysouthernkitchen.com —pawseyhailey If your green beans aren't drowning in cream, you're doing it wrong. Recipe here. 7. Chicago-style Hot Dog mandysrecipeboxblog.com —bringbackthebunnyEveryone knows that the correct way to make a Chicago-style hot dog is with a poppy seed bun, yellow mustard, neon green relish, chopped raw onions, ripe tomato wedges or slices, kosher dill pickle spears, sport peppers, celery salt, and for the love of God — ZERO KETCHUP. Get it right by making it yourself. Recipe here. 8. Runza redefinedmom.com —krberghIf you can't get yourself to Nebraska to the popular eponymous chain, try this recipe, made with plenty of cabbage and onion just like the original stuff. More here. 9. Cheese Frenchee ohsweetbasil.com —lteer22 Some recipes use crushed cornflakes instead of Ritz, but TBH any crunchy cracker will do. Dip them in ketchup for the full Frenchee experience. Recipe here. 10. Lefse tealmama.com —s477a9777fServe with a bit of butter and sugar to prove how the simplest ingredients can make the most addictive of recipes. Recipe here. 11. Fried Cheese Curds thegunnysack.com —caraf4f24364dfBasically Wisconsin's gift to the world. Recipe here. 12. Detroit-Style Coney Island Hot Dog fromaway.com —jollyelizaDespite its name, this hot dog actually hails from Detroit. Recipe here. 13. Juicy Lucy macheesmo.com —caraf4f24364df You'll know you stuffed the right amount of cheese into the patty if it explodes upon first bite 😆. Recipe here. 14. Creamed Corn Casserole unsophisticook.com —hilaryf41eceed38 While casseroles are in every Midwestern kitchen's year-round dinner rotation, this variation is particularly popular during the holidays. Recipe here. 15. Walking Taco neighborfoodblog.com —emilyj4da43fef4 Step 1: Cut open bag of Frito chips. Step 2: Dump taco ingredients inside. Step 3: Go for the best walk of your life 🏃. Recipe here. 16. Tater Tot Casserole simplystacie.net —hilaryf41eceed38 Some foods you grow out of, others you figure out how to turn into a hotdish. Recipe here. 17. Tuna Noodle Casserole fivehearthome.com —kayflori Canned tuna never tasted so good. Recipe here. 18. Scotcheroos forkinthekitchen.com —brookeb46f0b094f No potluck is complete without a serving of these. Recipe here. 19. Buffalo Chicken Dip cookingismessy.com —jmccune0908 You know it's a good dip when you could do without the chips. Recipe here. 20. Buckeyes chocolatewithgrace.com —harliedChocolate-covered peanut butter balls that look like Buckeyes and taste like happiness. Recipe here. 21. Toasted Ravioli garnishandglaze.com —katelyne41cff93c0Warning: Once you try toasted ravioli, you'll never want to go back to wimpy, untoasted pasta. Recipe here. 22. Frozen Custard cupcakeproject.com —r48cdc783a Thick, creamy, and oh so rich, just like the best frozen custards should be. Recipe here. 23. Pork Tenderloin Sandwich noshon.it —joc44b769614The perfect pork loin should be pounded and crisp but also retain some juiciness. Recipe here. 24. Strawberry Pretzel Salad therecipecritic.com Our kind of salad. Recipe here. 25. Chicago Italian Beef Sandwich whitehouseblackshutters.com —michelleskTop with Chicago Johnny's Hot Giardiniera for a deliciously messy meal. Recipe here. 26. Deep-dish Pizza ambitiouskitchen.com —gouwensd Testament to the fact that where there's a will, there's a way (to stuff more cheese and bread into every pizza slice). Recipe here. Did we miss anything? Tell us in the comments below! Want to be featured on BuzzFeed? Follow the BuzzFeed Community on Facebook and Twitter!