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Mike Polk investigates: Why do Ohioans love green bean casserole?

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OHIO, USA — Welcome everybody to “Come On, Ohio,” a phase wherein I, 3News’ Mike Polk Jr.,  attempt to encourage my dwelling state to cease embarrassing me in varied methods. On this episode, we’ll tackle why Ohioans love inexperienced bean casserole a lot? 

If you end up a fan of this fascinating dish, you’re most likely from Ohio… and in addition, gross.

The web site not too long ago used Google Developments to ascertain the favourite Thanksgiving facet dish of all 50 states and it seems, the Buckeye State is Goo-Goo for the inexperienced bean casserole.

Now, we are able to all have our personal particular person opinions about inexperienced bean casserole, a dish that I’ll remind everybody, is made by combining beans, milk, onions, and canned cream of mushroom soup, which appears like a dish eaten out of desperation throughout The Nice Despair by boxcar hobos after being warmed over a barrel hearth. However individuals really eat it right this moment.

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Some individuals prefer it. I actually don’t take care of it.

Nobody in my household actually does. However my Mother nonetheless makes inexperienced bean casserole yearly out of some odd sense of formality. We don’t need her to really feel dangerous so all of us ensure that she sees us put slightly bit on our plates, then we transfer it round a some, ensuring it doesn’t come into contact with the nice meals, after which we throw it away after we’re finished. It’s long-running, discreet, Polk vacation ritual and I’m sorry you needed to discover out about it this fashion Mother, however I actually thought it was for the larger good.

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And with all the things else, Peg ya knock it out of the park! Severely. The way in which you brined the hen final 12 months? Simply cease. You’re a legend, Mother, love you! I’m nonetheless very a lot a useless man.

Look, I do know some individuals like inexperienced bean casserole and that’s high-quality, by why does it need to symbolize our complete state? Why couldn’t we now have gone with some facet dish that we are able to all agree on like mashed potatoes? That was the favourite of those 10 extra affordable states. Or how concerning the very respectable Mac and cheese? The favourite facet dish of many of the jap seaboard for some motive. Or stuffing! As you may see, New England is bananas about stuffing, and so are Alabama and Louisiana, however after all they need to name it “dressing” simply to ensure nobody forgets how charming and Southern they’re. We see you guys! We get it. You do your personal factor.

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Deepening the thriller, Ohio wasn’t alone in selecting Inexperienced Bean Casserole as their go-to Turkey Day facet dish. States like Texas, Idaho, and Michigan all made the identical regrettable, satan’s cut price. Onerous to determine what the widespread thread amongst these states may presumably be, however it’s good to know that transferring ahead, if anybody ever asks us to call one thing that Ohio, Michigan, Idaho, and Texas have in widespread, we’ll lastly have a definitive reply.

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In fact, I suppose, to a level, we must be grateful as a result of it may have been even worse. As dangerous as inexperienced bean casserole is we may have been like Arkansas whose prime Thanksgiving facet dish is, and I child you not, WHITE GRAVY.

Which course this begs the query, if gravy is a facet dish, can we even need to know what they placed on it?

So, particular because of Arkansas for as soon as once more, heroically swooping in to forestall our state from being absolutely the worst at one thing.

However that doesn’t imply you’re off the hook for the inexperienced bean casserole Ohio. I’m nonetheless dissatisfied. I do know this might sound trivial to you however consider it or not, these foolish designations have a manner of sticking round and we’ve been burnt earlier than. And when you doubt that, why don’t you pour your self a pleasant tall glass of Ohio’s official beverage, Tomato Juice. I’m useless critical.

We’ve obtained to be higher than this.

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