Michigan Recipes

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Detroit Hot Honey Wings

Rating: 4.5 stars 392
A sweet, spicy wing recipe that is amazing on the grill! This is a Detroit recipe, so enjoy!

Kielbasa and Cabbage

Rating: 4.5 stars 848
This smoked Polish sausage dish is great for company, but quick enough for a weeknight! It is super good and easy, and can be prepared well in advance. Complete your meal by adding a baked potato, fruit salad, and bread.
By KITKATY

Coney Island Hot Dogs

Rating: 4.5 stars 51
The story of how the Coney Island hog dog got to the Midwest is pretty straightforward, but no one really knows exactly how the wiener first came to be topped with what is basically a hot meat relish. I have no idea how authentic this is, and have never been to Detroit, or even Flint. I have had Nathan's® version, which I enjoyed, but the word on the street is that it's not nearly as good as the relatives it spawned.

Cream Cheese Kolacky

Rating: 4.5 stars 317
The dough for these cookies is what makes them exceptional. I always quadruple this recipe for the holidays. Most popular fillings are peach, apricot, raspberry and date. Use your imagination! This year I'm trying Michigan cherry preserves and cranberry marmalade. You better hide a few for Christmas day--these are the ones that go first!

Pasties II

Rating: 4.5 stars 179
A traditional Upper Peninsula of Michigan treat! Complete with rutabaga! I am from the UP and this is the real deal! Rub pasties with a little milk for a golden color.

Cinnamon Ice Cream

Rating: 4.5 stars 478
This is a delicious treat. It reminds of the cinnamon ice cream I used to get at Ray's Ice Cream in Detroit!

Detroit-Style Pizza

Rating: 4.5 stars 47
Forget the old Chicago vs. NY debate! America's best pizza could very well be Detroit-style pizza. Even though it's often referred to as 'deep dish,' I don't think that accurately captures the essence of this crispy, crusty, crazy-good slice. It has flavor elements of a slightly charred thin-crust pizza, with the texture of light, airy focaccia. Plus, if you use the properly shaped pan, the edges of your crust get wonderfully crunchy, making for a truly unique experience.

Grandma Slattery's Michigan Sauce

Rating: 4 stars 52
This is a Meat Sauce from Upstate New York that is used on top of Hot Dogs. When I grew up it was used on steamed hot dogs and steamed rolls, sometimes with raw onions (for those who like them) on top! Very good... thanks Grandma Slattery for getting the recipe!
By MSLATTERY

Michigan Hot Dog

Rating: 3.5 stars 4
A regional specialty with a chunky beef chili sauce.

Pickled Bologna

Rating: 4.5 stars 13
This was used as a pickled eggs recipe at Michigan Tech. It's great when served with a cold beer, eh!

Maurice Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 40
This recipe is similar to one served at a popular downtown Detroit restaurant. It has lettuce, Swiss cheese, ham, turkey, olives, and a creamy dressing.
By Allrecipes Member

Cherry Chicken Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 110
After dining at a cafe in Michigan about 10 years ago, I tried duplicating this scrumptious twist on Chicken Salad at home. The cherries can be ordered on-line these days, which makes it much easier for those of us living where cherries are not readily available. Regular milk can be substituted for buttermilk, if necessary.
By MIABING
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Inspiration and Ideas

Cornish Finnish Michigan Pasties
Rating: Unrated 169
I make these pasties about once a month for my family and extended family. I weigh my ingredients for accuracy and flavor.
Pierogi Casserole
Rating: Unrated 328
Full of flavor, this pierogi casserole is nothing short of rich and hearty. It's a wonderful change from the usual humdrum casserole.
Boston Cooler
Rating: 5 stars 14

Despite the name, the Boston Cooler is a Detroit original. To be properly enjoyed, you must use Vernor's as your ginger ale. However, as it's not readily available in all markets, substitute other brands if you must.