Top 8 American Lunch Recipes

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Macaroni and cheese


Mac and cheese is a beloved dish with macaroni pasta and cheese sauce, often baked or cooked on the stove with various add-ins. The cheese is typically made into a béchamel or Mornay sauce before being combined with the pasta.

Chicken Fried Steak


Chicken Fried Steak is a popular American dish made by coating a beef cutlet with seasoned flour and frying it. It's a staple of Southern cuisine and has a satisfying, crispy texture.



Cioppino is a seafood stew with Italian roots, popular in San Francisco, that can include a variety of shellfish and is known for its rich flavors and versatility in ingredients.

Baked beans


Baked beans are a simmered or baked dish made from white beans, originating from Native American cuisine and commonly found in the UK and the US.



Fajitas, a popular American dish, features marinated grilled skirt steak wrapped in a wheat flour tortilla. However, many variations, including fried chicken, prawns, and vegetables, are also common.



Jambalaya is a rice dish with meat and vegetables, originating from Creole and Cajun cuisine. It traditionally contains sausages, smoked meats, and seafood, and is cooked with spices and stock until the rice is tender.

Buffalo wings


Buffalo Wings are a popular American dish made of breadless chicken wings fried and coated in a spicy cayenne pepper sauce, typically served with cheese sauce and known simply as "wings" or "chicken wings."

Chimichurri Fish Tacos


Southern California's fish tacos are typically made with grilled fish instead of breaded and fried fillets, resulting in a lighter dish with a fresher taste. Wild Alaskan halibut can be swapped with striped bass or line-caught cod if needed.