This is our favorite recipe for chili. If I don’t have any chorizo, I just use 2 lb. of ground beef and increase the paprika and cumin to 2 T. each. Some of you might think it odd to add the cocoa powder or chocolate chips. However, this adds a richer taste and color to the finished product.
Rinse black beans. Put in pot and cover well with water. Bring to a boil. When the water boils, turn the pot off and let set for 1 hour. Drain beans, cover with fresh water and continue cooking until tender. Add to chili when the beans are tender.
While beans are soaking, brown beef and chorizo with onions, sweet pepper, garlic, and oil in a Dutch oven.
Add remaining ingredients (except black beans) and simmer for a couple of hours. Add water as needed for the consistency that you desire. Add black beans when they have finished cooking. This is even better if made the day before and reheated.
Thick and creamy, uses up your leftover baked potatoes. Or make extra potatoes for this soup!
To make this gluten free, just substitute 1/3 cup cornstarch or potato starch mixed with some of the milk in place of the flour. Bring the rest of the milk to a boil, then slowly add the cornstarch mixture and stir to thicken. Or sorghum flour works great for soups and sauces.
In a soup kettle or Dutch oven, melt butter. Cook onions and celery for a few minutes. Stir in flour. Heat and stir until smooth. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly until thickened. Add potatoes. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Add bacon, cheese, sour cream, salt, and pepper, and stir until cheese is melted. Or sprinkle cheese and bacon on top as a garnish.
Although spelt is actually a type of wheat flour, most people with wheat allergies can digest spelt flour with no problem. Obviously, you should not eat spelt if it is a problem for you.
Thick, hearty and flavorful. You can substitute other kinds of seafood and make it into a seafood chowder if you prefer. I added shrimp and lobster in place of some of the clams in the 2 photos of the chowder in the pan.
Using at least a 4 qt. saucepan, add onion, fennel, carrots, parsley, butter and bacon to pan. (The photo is of a 4 quart pan with this recipe.) Cover pan and cook on medium heat until veggies are cooked down, for about 15 minutes. In the meantime, boil potatoes in a separate covered pan for about 10 minutes or until slightly tender. When potatoes are tender, drain and set aside.
Add cayenne pepper, white pepper, black pepper, salt and chicken base to the veggie mixture. Add heavy whipping cream, and milk, and allow to come to a boil.
Drain clams and reserve 3/4 cup clam juice. Set clams aside. Combine reserved clam juice and cornstarch. Add to veggie mixture once it comes to a boil. Stir and cook over medium heat to thicken. Remove from heat and add clams and potatoes. Taste and add additional seasoning if needed. Serve.
Brown meat mixture ingredients together with olive oil.
Add all Seasonings.
Note: If you are making this for another day, stop here. It will be easier to cool down and store in the refrigerator at this point, then finish it the day you are serving it.
Combine all ingredients and simmer until ready to serve. You will need to add water as it is cooking so it is not overly thick.
Serve with Frank's Red Hot Sauce, shredded cheese, sour cream, Fritos, sliced jalapenos, etc.
The chocolate chips add a richer flavor and beautiful color.
Place 2 cups of water on stove to begin boiling to cook rice. When it boils, add the rice and reduce heat. Simmer for 50 minutes. If there is any water remaining in the pan after it is cooked, drain it.
Meanwhile, cook chicken in skillet. (You will probably want to add some oil to the pan.) While those are cooking, dice fennel (or celery) and onion.
Remove chicken from pan when just done.
Add butter to skillet and cook fennel (or celery) and onion just until tender-crisp. Combine water and cornstarch and add to fennel and onion mixture. Add soup base, salt, pepper, and milk. Stir often over medium to medium-high heat until it is thickened as you desire. Add rice and chicken to soup. Add Asiago cheese and stir in, or you can use as a garnish. Ladle into serving bowls and top with cilantro, if desired.
Each serving contains: 506 calories, 26 g fat, 141 mg cholesterol, 1046 mg sodium, 477 mg potassium, 35 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 13 g sugar, 34 g protein
In a saucepan, melt butter and add onion and celery. Cover and cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally, so it does not burn,
While that is cooking, dice the potatoes and begin boiling those in some water, about 2 cups, but no need to measure. When the potatoes begin boiling, turn the heat down and check occasionally to see if they are tender. When they are tender, drain and set aside.
When onions and celery are tender, combine cornstarch with 1 cup water. Add to pan with chicken base and milk. Stir so there are no lumps. Add salt, pepper and parsley as it cooks. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until it is thickened as desired. Add potatoes and stir in. Rewarm for a few minutes, if necessary, and serve.
Suggested garnishes are fresh parsley or cilantro, shredded cheese of your choice, bacon (cooked and crumbled) or croutons (be careful of the croutons if gluten free or wheat free).
I had never heard of this before we went to a hayride a few years ago and someone brought some stuffed pepper soup for the potluck. I loved it! She didn’t have a recipe, so I had to come up with one for it. I like this even better than Stuffed Peppers, and it is super easy and fast!
In a Dutch oven, brown beef with onion and peppers. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cook until rice is fully cooked.
This can also be made in a crock pot. Cook beef, onion, and peppers in a skillet first, then transfer to crock pot with all other ingredients. Cook about 4 hours on high, or until rice is cooked through.