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Top 10 Country Recipes and Runners-Up


The Country Music Awards are putting country music stars in the spotlight this week, but they're not the only country stars! Here are some of our favorite winning country recipes, including Southern staples, holiday favorites, and just plain down-home delicious country cooking. Enjoy some of these dishes while you watch the great performances, and be sure to check out the latest Country Music Awards news!

1. Southern Style Cornbread

A typical Southern cornbread, which is almost an essential to serve alongside greens, black-eyed peas, pinto beans, and chili. Or, use all or part of this cornbread to make a great cornbread dressing for the holidays.

2. Fried Green Tomatoes

This is a classic no-frills cornmeal-coated version, and there are links to other battered fried green tomatoes below the recipe. Delicious!

3. Classic Macaroni and Cheese

This has to be everyone's favorite comfort food, served as a main dish or side dish.

4. Fresh Peach Cobbler

Definitely a major star on the Southern dessert table, this cobbler is made with fresh peaches and a buttery crust.

5. Fried Chicken With Cream Gravy

If your fried chicken isn't quite there yet, practice (or rehearsals) makes perfect. Here's an old-fashioned Southern fried chicken recipe with a milk gravy.

6. Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding

Bread pudding is such wonderful comfort food, with a caramel, vanilla, or whisky sauce. If bread pudding is on the menu at a restaurant, it's always my first choice.

7. Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

An easy slow-cooked version of tender pulled pork shoulder for sandwiches. Delicious served with a topping of coleslaw and baked beans on the side.

8. Seven Layer Salad

This delicious salad, made with lettuce, had-cooked eggs, peasy, bacon, cheese, mayonnaise, and other ingredients, almost always shows up at our family dinners.

9. Sandy's Chicken and Dumplings

One of the South's favorite one-dish meals, this is a favorite recipe from our forum.

10. Grandma's Meat Loaf

A classic homemade meatloaf recipe, made with oats, made with lean ground beef, chili sauce, oats, and other ingredients and seasonings.

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