Indiana Recipes

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Reuben Sandwich II

Rating: 4.5 stars 657
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: 5 stars 121
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!

Breaded Pork Tenderloin

Rating: 4.5 stars 157
This is the most tender, tasty recipe for pork tenderloin.

Sugar Cream Pie I

Rating: 4.5 stars 194
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.
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Baked Chicken Reuben

Rating: 4 stars 104
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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Shrimp and Sausage and Chicken Gumbo

Rating: 5 stars 56
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.

Fabulous Football Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 212
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.

Banh Bao

Rating: 4 stars 5
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: 4.5 stars 20
This stew of bear meat is made similarly to a beef stew. It's braised in beef broth with turnips, carrots, potatoes, and mushrooms.
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Party Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 33
This is probably the best baked bean recipe that I have come across. Three kinds of beans are baked with ground round and bacon. I use a 5 quart casserole dish.
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Easy Polish Noodles

Rating: 5 stars 14
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.

Justin's Hoosier Daddy Chili

Rating: 4.5 stars 227
This is a wonderful chili recipe that I have used to win chili cook-offs in Indiana. It's hearty and spicy award winning chili that is sure to hit the spot on a cold winter's night. The key is in using name brand tomato soup, I have tried it with others but haven't gotten the same results. Your friends will never guess the secret ingredient. Enjoy!
By BOOMAN101 aka Justin Swarens

Inspiration and Ideas

Tangy Sliced Pork Sandwiches
Rating: Unrated 102
Hot pork bun sandwiches, great for small or big kids on a chilly afternoon. Serve with additional sauce on the side, if desired.
Indiana's Finest Sweet Potato Casserole
Rating: Unrated 19
This is my mom's delicious version of Sweet Potato Casserole. You'll find no marshmallows here!
Autumn Apple Onion Pork Chops
Rating: 4.5 stars 32

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.