Taste Of States – This Week – Hot Beef Sundaes

Welcome To Taste of States a place where we celebrate the weird and wonderful food of the United States of America. This can be everything from the snacks that are available for a limited time to the foods that are classic traditions at events such as Christmas and Thanksgiving! Each week we will explore the facts and the history surrounding a different food.

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hbsWe have spoken a lot about the food that you get in the State Fairs and today we have a look at another delicacy. The Tenessee State Fair runs in September and is the home of lots of different food stalls and deed fried snacks that have ended up making the headlines. Today we look at one of those traditional dishes – Hot Beef Sundaes.

OK, so let’s get something straight – whilst this dish looks like a dessert it isn’t and in fact it doesn’t have any sweet things on it at all! It is all about the visual to making the eye believe that there is something sweet.

The hot Beef Sundae starts with a base of roasted meat covered in gravy, this is to represent the look of chocolate sauce. It it then topped with two scoops with mash potato that are made to look like ice cream and then it is finished off with a cherry tomato to deceive the eye that it is a cherry. Some of these dishes have ‘sprinkles’ as well and these are created with grated cheese.

By looking online, there have been a lot of positive reviews to this product with a lot of recipes popping up online so that if you want to try and make it yourself at home, you can!


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