3 Dishes Every Minnesota Gal Needs To Know How To Make

Star Tribune


If you're truly a Minnesotan, you know quite a few different traditional recipes like the back of your hand. These few however, are truly the epitome of any good Minnesotan family. Can you cook all three?

1. Wild Rice Soup

What Did You Eat?

If you're a real Minnesotan, you grew up eating wild rice as often as you drink water. This tasty little grain is a Minnesota staple, so it's no surprise that us Minnesotans have invented thousands of different ways to incorporate wild rice in our food. The classic that every true Minnesotan can whip up in a flash, however? Wild Rice Soup.

To make a creamy version of this delicious meal, all you need is some instant wild rice, a couple of chicken breasts, chicken broth, and cream. Heat up the broth and rice to a boil before adding in the cream and the chicken, and you've got yourself a classic Minnesotan dish! 😋 😋 😋

2. Juicy Lucy

Food Mayhem

If you don't know what a Juicy Lucy is, you've never been to Minnesota before and you likely prefer your cheese on your head rather than in your burgers.

If you are truly from Minnesota, you know how easy this classic is - you literally just need to stick some slices of cheese (preferably cheddar) inside of your ground beef before cooking it. Yup, that's it. Cook those babies up and serve on a bun with plenty of delicious toppings - from pickles to ketchup to horse radish to sauerkraut, hey, we're Minnesotans, we don't discriminate!


3. Tater Tot Hot Dish

Moms Who Think

You knew this was coming, didn't you?

If you have never cooked a tater tot hot dish, then please say your goodbyes now, you're not a true Minnesotan.

Minnesota is nothing if not simple with our classics. Grab yourself some ground beef, a package of tater tots, a can of vegetables, and a can of cream of mushroom soup. Put the beef in a casserole tray. Cover the beef with vegetables. Cover the vegetables with the mushroom soup. Cover that with a layer of tater tots. After you cook it all up, cover it all with some cheese or maybe some gravy or ketchup. Yup, that's it. Voilà! Bon appétit!!


So how did you stack up? Can you make 'em all? What other dishes do you think should be on this list? Let us know below.

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