Indiana Recipes

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Reuben Sandwich II

Rating: 4.68 stars
These sandwiches are really delicious and easy to make. They are one of my family's fix-it-quick favorites. I like to serve them with big bowls of steaming vegetable soup and dill pickles on the side. Enjoy!

Traditional Indiana Breaded Tenderloin Sandwich

Rating: 4.76 stars
If you leave Indiana, nobody will know what you are talking about. But if you come visit us, you will make it a point to grab one of these on your next trip back!

Taco in a Bag

Rating: 4.63 stars
I love Taco in a Bag! I had this recipe at the Covered Bridge Festival in Indiana. My family loves them too! The chip bag serves as a shell for the tacos.

Breaded Pork Tenderloin

Rating: 4.4 stars
This is the most tender, tasty recipe for pork tenderloin.

Sugar Cream Pie I

Rating: 4.65 stars
This is a delicious lighter cream pie for which the filling is cooked prior to being put in the baked shell. Real butter and half and half are must-haves for this to be at its best. People always ask for the recipe.

Indiana-Style Fried Cabbage

Rating: 4.58 stars
Get a taste of Indiana with this cabbage recipe. It is especially great served with ham or pork. You can omit the mushrooms if you are not a mushroom fan!

Baked Chicken Reuben

Rating: 3.97 stars
This is a great make-ahead dish from Marcia C. Adams of Fort Wayne, Indiana. It took the top $10,000 prize in the National Chicken Cooking Contest in Dallas, Texas. It sounds weird, but it is good.
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Indiana's Finest Sweet Potato Casserole

Rating: 4.06 stars
This is my mom's delicious version of Sweet Potato Casserole. You'll find no marshmallows here!

Fabulous Football Dip

Rating: 4.49 stars
Always a crowd pleaser and so easy to make. This recipe can be as hot or as mild as you like, depending on which kind of tomatoes you buy. I got this recipe from a friend. Serve with tortilla chips.

Shrimp and Sausage and Chicken Gumbo

Rating: 4.81 stars
This hearty Indiana gumbo is great anytime of year, but especially when it's cold outside and you and your friends are huddled around the tube watching the game. Any of the meats may be substituted or omitted to suite your own tastes.

Banh Bao

Rating: 4 stars
I'm a Vietnamese living in Indiana who had to find a recipe for one of my favorite Vietnamese snacks, banh bao. They are a variation on the Chinese cha siu bao (Chinese pork buns). I would like to thank Houston Wok for providing Ms. SkimmyJeans' moist filling recipe and Miss Adventure[at]home for a tasty bun recipe. Combined, this is my ultimate banh bao recipe.

Big Bear Stew

Rating: 4.26 stars
If you kill a bear, you better have something good to make out of it! This stew is delicious! Serve with a crusty bread!

Inspiration and Ideas

Autumn Apple Onion Pork Chops
Rating: Unrated
This is a fairly common autumn dish in Indiana. It always reminds me of local harvest festivals. Crimson and gold leaves under foot, hay rides, the crisp sweet smell of the air...comfort food, pure and simple. There are many variations, but this is the favorite in our home. To be honest, I've never measured the spices before I sat down to write this, so please feel free to adjust to your own tastes.
Easy Polish Noodles
Rating: Unrated
Growing up in South Bend, Indiana, Polish dinner buffets are extremely common at weddings and funerals. Polish noodles are a staple at these events and served alongside Polish sausage, green beans, mashed potatoes and chicken gravy, and fried chicken. While at a Polish meat market, an elderly Polish lady passed this recipe on to me upon request.

Traditional Indiana Persimmon Pudding

Rating: 3.67 stars

This recipe has been handed down in our family since 1850. It's a Thanksgiving favorite, hot or cold!