Montana’s Number One Comfort Food Is No Surprise To Locals
We all have that one food that makes us feel complete; the food we look forward to on gloomy days that make us feel all warm and fuzzy. Oxford Languages defines it best:
A food that provides consolation or a feeling of well-being, typically any with a high sugar or other carbohydrate content and associated with childhood or home cooking. -Oxford Languages
For me, it's my grandma's Rhodes rolls. For the longest time, I thought the delicious rolls were made from scratch...turns out my grandma was full of trickery and fooled me for years. Now I pass the tradition of Rhodes rolls on to my family, baking them frequently for my son.
Montanans have a totally different comfort food, though. WalletHub listed the number one comfort food for all 50 states AND the District of Columbia, and Montana's favorite comfort food is..unique to locals, let's say.
Is it surprising that Montana picked the bison burger as their top comfort food? Not really, considering you can get it almost anywhere in the state. The dish isn't as easy to find if you leave the upper midwest, so it's not surprising that the bison burger brings you back to time spent in Montana. For locals, it's a symbol of home.
Bison is tender and lean and as long as you don't overcook it, like any meat, it is delicious in many dishes. You can find a really juicy bison burger recipe below. Enjoy!
If you're feeling like you need a taste of home, go grab a bison burger.