The Most Delicious Food from Every State

Massachusetts

Boston baked beansPiotr Krzeslak/shutterstock

Signature dish: Boston baked beans. Originating from Native Americans, the slow-cooked dish is flavored with molasses or maple syrup and bacon. The Puritans made it on the Sabbath.

Michigan

Meat pastiessmspsy/shutterstock

Signature dish: Meat pasties. These came from Cornish copper miners on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. “It’s a circle of piecrust filled with minced beef, potatoes, onions, 
carrots, and rutabaga, then folded in half, crimped, and baked. Sometimes the wives of the miners left room in 
a small corner of the pasty to put chopped apple, sugar, and cinnamon for the last bite, as dessert.” —Reader Micki Anderson, Eugene, Oregon

Minnesota

Hotdish MinnesotaTOH for Reader’s Digest

Signature dish: Hotdish. A casserole made with cream of mushroom soup, vegetables, meat, and a starch such 
as Tater Tots. “My dad didn’t like 
vegetables in his hotdish, so my mom would leave them out. I was baffled when I had my first Tater Tot hotdish with vegetables in it at the age of 20!”
—Reader Saunia Okerman, St. Cloud, Minnesota

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