North Carolina’s Best Winter Recipe Is A Unique Mash-Up
The transition into a winter season on the East Coast can be a huge change. From warmer clothes, to earlier sundowns, you often seek comfort in the winter months. Taste of Home recognized this at the end of last year, publishing the best winter recipe in each state, and in North Carolina the dish is combination of two classics.
Scrolling through the winter dish of choice in all 50 states, the one common theme is that each item selected is a warm food. In fact, many of them are unique twists on stove-top favorites or classics that are baked in a pan. Regardless if you are in the warmer climate or up north in the frigid cold, the winter season is synonymous with the holiday season. That means more home cooking.
In addition, the Super Bowl is always in the winter, as is New Year’s Eve. These are two of the most anticipated get-together days of the year. It is hard not to find a table full of hot food on either occasion.
Considering where you are in the country and what your local cuisine seems to favor, it is interesting to see how the recipes of choice differ depending on which region you live in. For North Carolina, the best winter recipe sounds like something you have to put your own personal touch to. Then, make sure you come to the table hungry.
Make sure you leave ample time to take a nap after you indulge in this hearty recipe. Ravioli and lasagna alone are some of the tastiest dinner meals. Taste of Home suggests that in this North Carolina winter recipe, you combine the two into one mouthwatering dish.
“In a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish, layer a third of the spaghetti sauce, half of the ravioli, half the beef and 1/2 cup cheese; repeat layers,” they say. So, essentially, the ravioli replaces the lasagna noodle strips. Instead of layering in the ricotta cheese, use ground beef because you already have the ricotta inside the ravioli. Wow.