America has a long history of loving food. Different cuisines are always introduced and become big trends for about a year, but then something else steps in.
However, one cuisine will always be a crowd pleaser: American food. Plain, simple, good ol' USA-style dishes.
CNN put together their list of the best American foods. Some of them we agree with, others...well let's just say there's room for debate.
The list is pretty long, so we chose some of the most interesting selections. Once you get to the top 5, however, the rankings are exactly as CNN chose.
Keep in : none of the foods on this page didn't even crack the top 10.
Biscuits and Gravy
Mac and Cheese
Other foods that didn't crack the top 10:
- Key Lime Pie
- Chicken Wings
Continue reading to see some of the less classic American foods made the list, and what foods cracked the top 5!
Green Chile Stew
Green Chile stew was above ALLLLL the recipes on the page before. According to CNN, this New Mexican dish is the 11th best American food.
Coming in at #17 on the list, this fried dough delight is supposed to have been around in New Mexico since 1867.
Around since the 1800s, this Portugese-Italian-American dish made it to #26 on the list, ranking higher than potato chips and crab cakes.
Around since the early 1900s, Fortune Cookies made it to #27 on the list for their tastiness and life predictions.
New Mexican Flat Enchiladas
Whether or not there's a fried egg on top, these enchiladas made it to #19 on the list.
On the next page, find out the top 5 foods CNN chose as the best American foods in the country!
5. Philly Cheese Steak
Greasy, cheesy, and on a big ol' piece of bread. What's not to love about this sandwich?
4. Hot Dogs
Whether it's at a baseball game or a backyard BBQ, I think it's safe to say hot dogs are synonymous with America.
3. Reuben Sandwich
It's entirely possible the sauce is what launched the Reuben to #3, but all things are fair in love and food rankings.
Everything is better with cheese, and burgers are no different.
1. Thanksgiving Dinner
So I'm not saying I don't like Thanksgiving dinner, because obviously I do, but to me this this feels like a cop-out. C'mon, CNN. This is not a food in itself. It is an experience.
Do you agree with CNN's food rankings? Let us know!