Tag: dutch oven

Sirloin Chili (Dutch Oven or Slow Cooker)

Sirloin chili

This chili was perfect for the snow day we had here a couple of weeks ago. I let it simmer on the stove for several hours, but it could also be done in a slow cooker. The beef was super tender, and the chili had a lot of flavor. I’ve included instructions for either method below.

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Turkey & Dumpling Soup

turkey & dumpling soup

Thanksgiving leftovers! Last year, I made a turkey cranberry flatbread. In addition to the turkey and dumpling soup I made yesterday, I still might make one more thing for this year’s Thanksgiving leftover edition. This recipe is similar to my grandmother’s chicken & dumpling soup recipe. You wouldn’t really need to do anything except switch

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Vegetarian Chili (with vegan option)

vegetarian chili

This recipe follows the basic method of what I usually use to make my chicken tortilla soup and meat chilis. For the first time ever, my chili came out perfectly seasoned without any adjusting needed at all. The recipe itself is vegan – only the toppings take away the vegan-ness and make it vegetarian.

Southwestern Tomato Soup

Southwestern Tomato Soup

A friend has surgery recently and was really craving a flavorful soup, but it had to be entirely pureed (cheese in the photo was my test bowl – cheese is optional.) At first, I was going to try to make something similar to my chicken tortilla soup, but I didn’t have all of the ingredients.

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Short Rib Ravioli

Short Rib Ravioli

There is a new local restaurant in an area that desperately needs some good restaurants. One of their specials the first night I went was short rib ravioli, and it was amazing. I knew I needed to try to replicate it at home. I took a major shortcut and used sauce from Wegmans because I

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

I’ve always been a huge fan of chicken tortilla soup. This recipe is really similar to the one I made before, but I like the new and improved version a lot better! I didn’t have to troubleshoot this recipe at all for being too spicy or salty. This recipe makes a ton (6.75 quart dutch

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Braised Short Rib Risotto

When my mom was in town for Christmas last year, she ordered this braised short rib risotto when we were out for dinner one night. I tried a bite and it was amazing. Ever since then, I’ve wanted to try to replicate it at home, and I’ve also been wanting to use my new Le

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Simple Chili (for low-budget food challenge)

Chili

One of the meals I made to last most of the week for the low-budget food challenge was a simple chili. I was surprised I was able to pull this off without my usual poblano and jalapeno peppers, among other ingredients. This isn’t the best chili I’ve made, but it tasted good and it was

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Curried Tomato Soup

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I earn a commission if you make a purchase using the link (click here for more information). I’ve been a lot better about packing my lunch lately instead of going out. I get bored with sandwiches day after day, even if they’re different

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Ma’s Ham & Bean Soup

I posted my mother in law’s ham recipe the other day, and I recommended saving the unused sauce, the leftover ham, and pan juices for later. This is why! You can make this on the stovetop in a large pot of dutch oven, or in an extra large crock pot. I’ll admit we’ve sometimes had the

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