Minneapolis Knows Comfort Food
Ahhhh. Autumn in Minnesota. Colorful, falling leaves. Cool, crisp air. Beautiful sunsets over the lake. And, of course (OUR favorite) – comfort food!
Brasserie Zentral, 505 Marquette Avenue S.Continental European Cuisine. Located in the historic Soo Line Building in Downtown Minneapolis.
Photo Credit: Brasserie Zentral
Haute Dish, 119 Washington Ave N.
A unique culinary concept that embraces and reinvents classic Midwestern cuisine.
Photo Credit: Haute Dish
Hazel’s Northeast, 2859 Johnson St. NE
Their scratch kitchen creates dishes that are impeccably presented and consistently delicious; serving classically inspired, creatively prepared American comfort food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Photo Credit: Hazel’s Northeast
And, for those of you that would rather stay in, we’ve included a slow-cooker/crock-pot recipe!
- Cooking spray
- 8 ounces cooked elbow macaroni
- One 12-ounce can evaporated milk
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick ) of butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Dash of pepper
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- Two 10-ounce bricks sharp Cheddar cheese, grated (about 5 cups)
- Dash of paprika
In a large 4-quart slow cooker sprayed with cooking spray, mix the macaroni, evaporated milk, milk, butter, salt, pepper, eggs and all but 1/2 cup of the grated cheese. Sprinkle the reserved cheese over the top of the mixture and then sprinkle with paprika. Cover and cook on low heat for 3 hours and 15 minutes. Turn off the slow cooker, stir the mixture and serve hot.
Cook’s Note: If you don’t have a slow cooker, grease a 9-by-13-by-2-inch pan with butter, add the mixture and bake at 350 degrees F for 50 minutes.
Recipe adapted from Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood (c) Clarkson Potter 2010