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Iowa recipes

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Iowa Ham Salad - Put those leftovers to good use! It's great for sandwiches - or put it on crackers for an easy lunch or appetizer idea.

205 · Iowa Ham Salad - Put those leftovers to good use! It's great for sandwiches - or put it on crackers for an easy lunch or appetizer idea.

7 ingredients

Meat
  • 3 cups Ham, fully cooked
Produce
  • 1 tbsp Celery
  • 1 tbsp Onion
Condiments
  • 1 cup Mayo
  • 1 tbsp Mustard, yellow
  • 1 tbsp Sweet pickle relish
Bread & Baked Goods
  • 1 Crackers or bread
I would use 1/2 pound less of the ham and 1/2 pound less of the ground beef and use one pound of pork to give it more flavor. It makes enough for a good 25-30 ham balls, so be aware of that before you make it!

11 · This is a special recipe my whole family likes. Every time they visit and I make Ham Balls, they're all smiles. When I take this to potluck meals, I'm always asked to share the recipe. It's very appropriate for my region, too, since Iowa farmers raise prize-winning pigs and cattle.

9 ingredients

Meat
  • 1 1/2 lbs Ground beef
  • 3 1/2 lbs Ham, ground
Refrigerated
  • 3 Eggs, large
Canned Goods
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) tomato soup
Condiments
  • 1 tsp Mustard, prepared
Baking & Spices
  • 2 1/2 cups Brown sugar, packed
Oils & Vinegars
  • 3/4 cup Vinegar
Snacks
  • 3 cups Graham cracker crumbs
Dairy
  • 2 cups Whole milk
Iowa Ham Balls....This classic Iowa dish is a Midwest favorite. Make these once and you'll be hooked forever!!

Iowa Ham Balls..a classic staple here in the Midwest! Sweet, tangy and delicious, your family will flip for these! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Lancaster County Recipes

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Maid-Rite Loose Meat Sandwich Copycat. This old-fashioned recipe is similar, but better than a sloppy Joe!

If you are looking for an exciting old-fashioned copycat recipe then this Maid-Rite Loose Meat Sandwich Copycat recipe is just what you need. This simple sandwich recipe is quick to make and tastes just like you got it from Maid-Rite itself.

While I’m from the midwest (Illinois and Wisconsin), a large majority of my husband’s family is from, and still lives in Iowa. Every year they go to the Iowa State Fair, and last year we finally had the chance to join them. While there, my husband ate a sandwich from one of those fair cartsRead More »

While I'm from the midwest (Illinois and Wisconsin), a large majority of my ex-husband's family is from, and still lives in Iowa. Every year they go to the Iowa State Fair, and a few years ago

One Pot Gnocchi Chicken Pot Pie

51 · Chicken Pot Pie filling meets Chicken & Dumplings in One Pot Gnocchi Chicken Pot Pie! This ultra comforting recipe cooks in one pot in under 30 minutes.

15 ingredients

Meat
  • 1 1/2 cups Chicken breast
  • 1 tsp Poultry seasoning
Produce
  • 1 cup Carrots
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 4 oz Mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup Peas, frozen
  • 1 Shallot or small onion, large
  • 1 pinch Thyme, dried
Canned Goods
  • 2 cups Chicken stock or broth
Condiments
  • 4 tbsp Butter or vegan butter
Pasta & Grains
  • 1 12oz package Gnocchi, gluten free
Baking & Spices
  • 3 tbsp Gluten free flour
  • 1 Seasoned salt and pepper, homemade
Dairy
  • 1 cup Milk
Other
  • 1 Large or 2 small stalks celery, thinly sliced
Iowa Ham Balls..a classic staple here in the Midwest!  Sweet, tangy and delicious, your family will flip for these!

Iowa Ham Balls..a classic staple here in the Midwest! Sweet, tangy and delicious, your family will flip for these! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Stuffed Iowa Chops Recipe -Here's a hearty dish for big appetites. The corn and apples make a tasty stuffing for the chops. —Judith Smith, Des Moines, Iowa

11 · 70 minutes · Here's a hearty dish for big appetites. The corn and apples make a tasty stuffing for the chops. —Judith Smith, Des Moines, Iowa

14 ingredients

Meat
  • 4 Pork loin chops, bone-in
Produce
  • 1 cup Apple
  • 1 cup Corn, whole kernel
  • 1 tbsp Onion
  • 1 tbsp Parsley, fresh
  • 3/4 tsp Rosemary, fresh
  • 1/4 tsp Sage
Condiments
  • 3 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup Honey
Baking & Spices
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
Oils & Vinegars
  • 1 tbsp Canola oil
Bread & Baked Goods
  • 1 cup Bread crumbs, dry
Dairy
  • 1 tbsp 2% milk