Minnesotans will not put up with these ridiculous claims. A new design on Heinz ketchup packets has offended Minnesotans. I think someone at Heinz made an oopsie.

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We've got Spam, the Mall of America is a big attraction, we're known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Paul Bunyon is from here, we're the home of General Mills, we invented the Jucy Lucy... oh, and hotdish. Hotdish is a VERY Minnesotan food and definitely came from Minnesota. Right?

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Well, someone at Heinz seems to think otherwise because they put on new ketchup packets that hotdish comes from North Dakota.

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Ridiculous! We won't put up with this. A picture of the monstrosity was shared on the Minnesota Reddit page the other day.


Is Hotdish Really from Minnesota?

According to Eater.com, we can confirm that hotdish is from Minnesota. They write that "[the] word "hotdish" was first used in a 1930 Minnesotan cookbook published by the Grace Lutheran Ladies Aid."

And if you want to make it like the original recipe, you just need hamburger meat, onions, celery, canned peas, canned tomato soup, and Creamettes, stir it all together and bake it. That's it. Then you've got yourself a classic MINNESOTAN hotdish. Not North Dakota.

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Here are all of the ketchup packet designs that are a part of this Heinz campaign. Minnesota's is the Jucy Lucy, which makes sense but come on, you can steal hotdish from us.


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