Ohio Recipes

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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Candy Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 43
If you love Peanut Butter Cups, you'll love this cake! Tastes like "Peanut Butter Tasty Cakes" sold in Philadelphia. Can't get them here in Cincinnati so we bake this cake instead.


Rating: 4.5 stars 790
Popular chocolate-peanut butter buckeyes are so easy to make, and no-bake!

Amish Meatloaf

Rating: 4.5 stars 688
A recipe for Amish meatloaf topped with bacon strips and a ketchup glaze that I had while in Amish country in Holmes County, Ohio.

Authentic Cincinnati Chili

Rating: 4.5 stars 259
A classic, comforting dish that is easy to customize in your favorite way.

Best City Chicken

Rating: 5 stars 173
Skewers of pork are breaded, fried, then baked to resemble fried chicken.

Buckeye Balls

Rating: 4.5 stars 934
Sweet chocolate-covered balls of peanut butter and confectioners' sugar.

Slow Cooker Sauerkraut and Sausage

Rating: 4.5 stars 156
Here's an old recipe I have used for years. Sauerkraut and pork sausage cooked slowly in a slow cooker. Yummm!

Bloody Mary Mix

Rating: 4.5 stars 84
My sister got this recipe from a restaurant in Ohio and all our family loves it. This is very spicy and needs time to blend flavors.

Pecan Sour Cream Pound Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 379
I won first place with this cake at the Cuyahoga County Fair (Cleveland, Ohio) in 1993. For a nuttier variation, you can substitute 1 cup of the flour with 1 cup of ground pecans.

Easy Buckeye Bars

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
The traditional Ohio treat now made easier in bar form.

Vinegar and Egg Crust

Rating: 4.5 stars 57
This crust was used by Elsie Hack to win the 1978 Ohio State Fair pie baking contest. (It was wrapped around an apple pie.) Because the crust is very flaky when baked, it is a bit difficult to roll and handle, but well worth the effort.

Inspiration and Ideas

Tomato Juice Spaghetti Sauce
Rating: Unrated 10
This is a sauce my cousin's mother-in-law made. I had it for the first time 5 1/2 years ago and haven't made anything else since.
The Sarge's Goetta - German Breakfast Treat
Rating: Unrated 105
This is of German origin, and I have never seen it anywhere except in the Greater Cincinnati Metro area. I typically make this once a year when winter is coming. To serve, slice into thin slices and fry like bacon.
Chef John's Cincinnati-Style Chili
Rating: 5 stars 36

You'll love this chili recipe if you tend to like foods from the Middle East, the Mediterranean, Greek food, or Indian food, because of the spices and flavor profile. If you don't, you won't. If you finish this dish off with some diced onions and grated Cheddar cheese like I did, you'll be enjoying what they call in Cincinnati a "Four-Way," because of the four components, but feel free to serve as you like.