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Famous Missouri Foods

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Famous Missouri Foods include St. Louis pizza, toasted ravioli, butter cake, Kansas City barbecue, concrete ice cream, and cheese curds. These popular recipes will remind you of the best part of being in Missouri.

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Missouri is known for The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, being named after a Sioux tribe, the extensive cave system, and that the ice cream cone was invented at the World’s Fair.  

These 10 food categories include three recipes each from notable professional chefs and home chefs with the recipe testing and dish development done for you. All you need to do is enjoy the wonderful combinations that make these dishes uniquely Missouri.

St. Louis Style Pizza 

This pizza has no yeast and has a thin, crispy crust. It’s easy to make and there’s no need to wait around for the dough to rise. 

Toasted Ravioli

These ravioli are filled with cheese or meat, fried, and dusted with parmesan cheese and parsley. They are often dipped in marinara sauce. 

Butter Cake

This cake is a famous Missouri food that has an ooey-gooey center and is served for dessert and at parties. 

Kansas City Barbecue Sauce 

Barbecue is sacred in Kansas City, Missouri. This sauce is tangy and sweet made with tomatoes, vinegar, molasses, and chili powder. It’s brushed on chicken, ribs, and brisket. 

Concrete Ice Cream

 This frozen custard ice cream is so thick it’s practically “concrete.” It’s made with eggs and sugar and then refrigerated overnight before being churned into ice cream. 

Pork Steaks

These thick pork chops are cooked like steak and can be grilled, pan-fried, or baked. They’re delicious with barbecue sauce with a side of mashed potatoes.  

Burnt Ends  

These small cuts of brisket are smoked and then coated with barbecue sauce. They are often crispy and always delicious! 

Hot Salami Sandwiches

These hot sandwiches are made with salami, cheese, pickles, and provolone. They are perfect for lunch with a side of french fries. 

Apple Pie 

Apple pie is a famous Missouri food made with fresh apples and flaky pie crust. It’s best served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Cheese Curds

Mozzarella cheese is cut into small chunks, breaded, then fried. They are melty and amazing dipped in marinara sauce. They are most often served as an appetizer. 

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