Midwestern food might hold a certain reputation—there are only so many casseroles (and brown food) one can eat. But if you were lucky enough to grow up with a Midwestern grammy, you also know the joys of homemade meatloaf, sauerkraut and decadent beer cheese soup. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up 15 old-school Midwestern recipes so you can re-create the Great Plains at home.
1. Mini Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf
Sure, Gram might have frosted her meatloaf in the more traditional ketchup glaze. But it’s 2019, and you can step it up a notch.