Nothing makes us happier than a plate of nostalgia that taps into true American flavours. Finding classic dishes that evoke this level of patriotism can be difficult, especially if you want to avoid hamburgers, hot dogs, and ribs.
The rich and creamy combination of beef and noodles packs so much savoury flavour in every bite that one taste will send ones tongue down memory lane. This dish represents America's cultural melting pot.
1. Beef Stroganoff
Any diner in the heartland will serve meatloaf. The beefy, robust flavours of this all-American staple are loved by every American.
Even if you only remember chip-and-dip at dinner parties, it can be a full meal. This item dates back to 1950s TV dinners—with a store-bought dip and chips, you had a meal without a kitchen.
3. Artichoke Dip
With the advent of outdoor grilling after World War II, steaks became the hot item that defines American cuisine. Continue the grilling tradition by making a steak cut your grandparents loved.
4. Skirt Steak
Chicken and dumplings have ancient roots, but they became a staple of American cuisine in the 1950s. If you've never made these but love them, don't worry; any home cook can make them.
5. Chicken and Dumplings
Thanksgiving is the most American holiday, so making Thanksgiving-themed recipes is extra special. Green bean casseroles aren't common, but you should still make one. This simple recipe is so American and heartwarming.
6. Green Bean Casserole