When it comes to food, Indiana is one of the top states in the production of popcorn. More than 80% of Indiana is devoted to farms, forests, and woodland, making it an ideal place to raise beef cattle. With this in mind, we wanted to choose a recipe that showcased beef. Fajitas made from a nice piece of flank steak seasoned and then grilled is always a great dinner choice. And what is the best way to top them? Pico de gallo! Indiana is also a leading producer of tomatoes, so garnish those fajitas with some homemade pico de gallo. We even found a recipe to make some of your own pico de gallo.
Of course we found a tasty recipe for some classic beef fajitas at the “Beef. It’s what’s for dinner.” website. Let us know what you think – tag us on Twitter or Instagram and use the hashtag #BBQAcrossAmerica so we can see your delicious creations! To hear more facts about Indiana, keep reading!
When asked what they think Indiana is known for, many people will immediately say basketball or car racing. While the Indianapolis 500 race on Memorial Day weekend is one of the biggest sporting events in the world, it is not the only car race that occurs there. Indiana is also known for its love of basketball, having hosted college basketball playoffs and the NCAA Final Four on many occasions. What you might not know about Indiana’s sporting history is that the first professional baseball game in the United States was played in Fort Wayne in 1871!
Also of interest is the plentiful limestone found in Indiana which has earned the city of Bedford the “Limestone Capital of the World” nickname. The famous limestone has been used to help build many prestigious buildings including the Pentagon, the Empire State Building, the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. and 14 different state capitol buildings. Additionally, Historic Parke County has more covered bridges than anywhere else. Its 32 covered bridges have earned it the title of “Covered Bridge Capital of the World”. If you’re feeling adventurous, Santa Claus, Indiana is reportedly home to the first world’s theme park: Holiday World.