Tater tot hotdish
Where you can find it: Minnesota/North Dakota
Stemming from the upper Midwestern trend of naming dishes after their temperature and the vessel in which they’re served, hotdishes are a staple dinner casserole, which usually include creamy condensed soup, cheese, meat, and a starchy delivery system, which, in this case, is tater tots.
Bean hole beans
Where you can find them: Maine
Deep in the often-frigid woods of Maine, three things that are necessary for survival are fire, hearty food, and deep holes in the ground (where they can contain said fire and hearty food). Bean hole beans are the sum of that equation, and their age-old tradition calls for a covered cast-iron pot full of beans, ham, molasses, brown sugar, bacon, and mustard that’s cooked for about 8-10 hours.