Favorite Soups, Stews, and Chilis

Discussion in 'Cooking' started by JodyLynC, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. tiggerfan1

    tiggerfan1 DIS Veteran

    Nov 10, 2007
    Liamsaunt, you just became my new best friend. :hug: Corn chowder is one of my favorite dishes. Your recipe sounds great and the chowder in the picture looks delicious!
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  3. JodyLynC

    JodyLynC <font color=darkorchid>I remember scooping the gra

    Sep 7, 2001
    All-American Cheeseburger Chowder
    1 lb extra lean ground beef
    6 slices bacon, chopped
    1/2 cup onions, chopped
    2 cups potatoes, cubed, peeled
    1/2 cup celery, thinly sliced
    1/4 cup green bell peppers, chopped
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 1/2 cups water
    2 1/2 cups reduced-fat milk
    3 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
    1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
    1/4 cup Worchestershire or Steak Sauce
    2 to 3 Tbls Dill Pickle juice
    1/3 cup ketchup
    2 to 3 Tbls. Mustard

    In a large saucepan, brown beef and cook bacon and onion; drain. Stir in potatoes, celery, green pepper, salt and water. Cover and cook until vegetables are tender, about 15-20 minutes.
    Whisk together flour with 1/2 cup of the milk; add to saucepan along with remaining milk. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Add cheese and remaining ingredients to taste; heat and stir until cheese is melted. Garnish with additional cheese and sliced scallions, if desired.
  4. JodyLynC

    JodyLynC <font color=darkorchid>I remember scooping the gra

    Sep 7, 2001
    Buffalo Chicken Soup
    6 cups milk
    3 (10 3/4 ounce) cans cream soup (any combo of three will do- use the flavors you like chicken, mushroom, celery, etc)
    3 cups cooked chicken
    1 cup sour cream
    1/2 cup ranch dressing or blue cheese dressing
    1/2 cup hot sauce, adjust to your taste

    Stove Top: Combine all ingredients in a large pot. cook on stove until hot. Stir often to dissolve everything and to keep from scorching on the bottom. At least 30 minutes.
    Crock Pot: put everything in, stir well to combine and then on low for 4 hours.

    Adjust hot sauce to your liking and/or serve additional sauce on the side to allow each person to adjust their own bowl. Garnish with an additional sour cream, ranch or blue cheese dressing/dip and a celery stick.
  5. tiggerfan1

    tiggerfan1 DIS Veteran

    Nov 10, 2007
    Hi, JodyLynC! :wave2: That buffalo chicken soup sounds really interesting. I'm going to try that recipe one day.

    Here's a recipe for the lentil soup that we had tonight.

    Lentil Soup

    1/2 cup chopped onions

    1-2 cloves garlic, minced

    1 (16-ounce) bag of dried lentils

    1/2 cup tomato sauce

    1/2 - 3/4 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed

    salt (to taste)

    -In a large pot over medium-low heat, add a little cooking oil. When oil is heated through, add the chopped onions and garlic and saute, stirring frequently. When the onions are softened, add the lentils to the pot. Add enough water to cover the lentils by 1 1/2 - 2 inches. Stir in the tomato sauce. Add salt (to taste).

    -Turn the heat up to high and allow the liquid to come to a boil. When liquid comes to a boil, lower the heat and allow the soup to simmer, covered, for about 20-30 minutes or until the lentils are cooked through. When lentils are cooked, stir in the chopped spinach and let the soup simmer for another 10 minutes.

    Note: After the lentils have cooked, you may need to add more water and more salt.
  6. piratesmate

    piratesmate <font color=red>Drah-gun! I don't do that tongue t

    Feb 22, 2001
    I should probably note that I copied a few of the recipes you've posted over onto the Crock Pot Crazy thread. I know people there will enjoy them as well. :thumbsup2

    In digging through my archives for another recipe, I came across a few others. (The ones for the crock have been posted there as well.)

    Ham, Cheese, Broccoli & Potato Soup

    5 potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes
    1½ c ham cut into the same size cubes
    1 c broccoli florets cut very very fine...almost shaved.
    2 cans cheddar cheese soup
    4 cans milk
    ¼ tsp paprika

    Mix milk and soup in crockpot with paprika till smooth. Add remaining ingredients. Cook all day on low.

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    Mushroom Soup

    3 Tbl butter or margarine
    ½ c sliced mushrooms
    3 Tbl all-purpose flour
    1 c milk
    Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

    Melt the butter in a small saucepan over moderate heat. Add the mushrooms and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the flour and stir until the mixture had formed a paste and the flour and the butter are thoroughly incorporated. Add the milk and stir with a whisk or spoon until the paste is completely dissolved. Bring the sauce to a boil, stirring frequently. Season with salt and pepper. Makes about 1½ cups.

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    Split Pea Soup

    1 ham hock
    1 lb split green peas
    1 onion, chopped
    2 carrots, chopped
    3 celery ribs, chopped
    to taste salt & pepper

    Rinse & pick through the peas to remove the "crud". Simmer ham hock in a couple quarts of water for several hours. Remove ham to cool so you can separate the meat; dice & return to pot. While the ham is cooling, add remaining ingredients. Simmer for several hours. Use a hand blender until most of the peas are "mush" or put about half the soup into a regular blender.

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    This one is good for leftover turkey at Thanksgiving, although it's not an actual recipe with measurements. NOTE: If you make enough to have leftovers & use rice, the rice will continue to absorb liquid for several days. I usually end up adding more water (rather than milk) to thin it to soup consistency again.

    Turkey Corn Chowder

    Turkey broth
    Potatoes, diced
    Chicken bouillon
    Celery Seed, ground
    Noodles or rice

    Add milk about 10 minutes before serving.

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    Winter Corn Chowder

    2 c diced potatoes, waxy variety
    6 slices cooked, crumbled bacon
    ½ C chopped white onions
    1 lb frozen corn
    1 tsp pepper
    2 Tbl all-purpose flour
    2 Tbl butter
    3 c milk

    Melt the butter in the stoneware and add butter. Add the milk to the stoneware and stir until combined with flour. Add all remaining ingredients to the slow cooker except for the potatoes. Cook on LOW for 4-6 hours or HIGH for 1½ to 2 hours. During the last 20 minutes of cooking, add the potatoes to the chowder and allow to cook until the potatoes heat through.
  7. Crystal0608

    Crystal0608 DIS Veteran

    Feb 20, 2007
    OMG, these soups sound so good! I could about lick the screen when I saw the corn chowder.:stir:

    I make a couple variations of homemade soup & chili, but I make 2 really easy standby ones that I usually have all the ingredients for that dh actually prefers:

    Quickie Soup-
    In a big pot- brown 1 lb ground turkey w/ a little water, add big can vegall, big can diced tomatoes, few cans of whatever veggies in cabinet with juice(green beans, mushrooms, beans, etc), then add in a pack of dry Lipton onion-mushroom soup mix, and top off with small can of Spicy V8 juice. Simmer for about 30 minutes, toss in some fresh parsley (opt) & serve with grilled cheese.

    Quickie Chili-
    In a big pot- brown 1 lb ground turkey w/ 1/2 finely diced onion until browned, stir in cup of water & pack of chili seasoning. add big can of tomatoes (I like fire roasted), 3 cans of beans (kidney, northern, pinto, whatever), and can of mushrooms. Simmer for about 30 minutes. Sometimes I use it to make dh a chili pie- pour some chili into rectangle glass dish and cover with shredded cheese. Mix 2 boxes of jiffy cornbread mix & pour over the cheese- it will be a thin layer. Bake at 400 until the cornbread is done.
  8. MickeyWanaBe

    MickeyWanaBe I love Big Bang!

    Nov 29, 2004
    The high here on Friday is supposed to be 64 and 58 Saturday! It is time for soup again! Any one have anything new to add? I LOVE FALL!

    DH & I were at the Food & Wine Festival this past weekend and they had many soups and stews to try, but DH and I couldn't bring ourselves to try them because it was so darn hot and humid! I bought the cookbook from the festival. I haven't had time to sit down and go through it yet, but when I do I will post any good soup ones here! :goodvibes
  9. cjlvsccm

    cjlvsccm DIS Veteran

    Dec 17, 2008
    Here's a super-quick Black Bean soup:

    2 cans Bush's Best Black Beans (Seasoned Recipe)
    1 can Rotel (Mild or Milder, if you can't handle too much heat)

    Mix in saucepan and simmer until hot. Serve with sour cream, shredded cheese, scoops or tortilla chips.

    Some might prefer to rinse the beans and add water, but we don't. Some might prefer to drain the Rotel, sometimes we do. If you don't have the Seasoned Recipe beans, just add a bit of cumin to the pot while simmering.
  10. MazdaUK

    MazdaUK <font color=green>Curse this time difference!<br><

    Sep 17, 2004
    I had some bits and pieces needed using up - quantities are not precise.

    Veg and Brie soup

    Chop one onion and two leeks and cook gently in a little butter until softened (about 5 mins), stirring occasionally.

    Add 1 1/2 litres chicken or veg stock (boiling water and buillon cubes are fine) plus 2-3 potaotes (peeled and diced quite small) and a good dollop of dried herbs, bring to boil and simmer for about 10 mins.

    Add one head of broccoli, divided into florets (not too big) and cook at a slightly higher simmer for 5-10 mins (until broccoli stalks are done to your taste).

    Blitz with stick blender (or in liquidiser/procesor), put back on low heat and stir in diced bried (about 150-200g) until melted.

    Taste for seasoning and serve with good bread.
  11. myamber

    myamber myamber

    Nov 5, 2009
    I like to make beef or pork stew and use different flavors than usual.
    Instead of bay leaves, I'll flavor it with things like powdered mustard,
    raw minced ginger and cayenne. I cook the meat until it's tender before
    adding the veggies. I like to add chunks of yukon gold potatoes,
    yams (orange sweet potatoes), and then bits of fried mushroom and
    red bell pepper. It's good with onion or garlic if you like that. At the
    very end, right before it's done, I'll add some torn leaves of fresh
    spinach and cook them just until they're tender.
  12. Kirby

    Kirby DIS Veteran

    Apr 7, 2000
    It's that time again where we begin to start thinking of adding soup/stew to our menu due to cooler weather (or at least here it is :)). Thought I would share some of mine:

    Winter Beef Stew

    1 lb boneless beef chuck
    2 tbs oil
    2 14 oz cans beef broth
    3/4 tsp oregano
    3/4 tsp basil
    2 tsp Worchestershire sauce
    1/2 tsp black pepper
    2 cups cubed potatos
    1 12 oz bag frozen vegetables
    1 14 oz can diced tomatos

    Brown meat; drain off oil. Stir in beef broth, herbs, Worchestershire sauce and pepper. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer one hour.

    Stir in potatos and frozen vegetables. Return to boiling. Cover and simmer 20 minutes. Add canned tomatos. Return to boiling. cover and simmer 20 minutes.

    Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

    Cubed chicken, uncooked (amount up to you)
    Black pepper (amount up to you)
    1 12 oz bag frozen vegetables
    2 14 oz cans chicken broth
    6 oz egg noodles (or whatever kind you want)
    Water (about 2 cans worth)

    Combine chicken, pepper, chicken broth and water. Bring to a boil. Simmer for one hour. Add vegetables. Bring to a boil then simmer for 20 minutes. Add noodles. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.

    Hamburger Soup

    1 lb hamburger (venison or other type of meat may be used)
    1 cam stewed tomatos
    2 - 3 potatos, cubed
    1/2 onion
    2 - 3 bayleafs
    1 12 oz package mixed vegetables
    1 can black eyed peas
    Pepper to taste
    Salt to taste
    Garlic powder to taste
    Bacon, 2 slices (only is cooking with venison)

    Cook meat with onions and garlic powder. Drain. Add rest of ingredients. Cover with water. Bring to a boil. Simmer for one hour.
  13. DStar4cup

    DStar4cup Mouseketeer

    Apr 6, 2002
    I'm not great about following recipes but here goes lol.

    Veg beef soup

    2 pds hamburger meat
    1 onion
    part of a bag of frozen corn
    part of a bag of green beans
    as many potatoes as you like (i like alot of potatoes so I put around 4 or 5) diced
    large can of Stewed tomatoes
    2 cans of tomato sauce
    any other spices you like

    Brown hb meat and onion together. Add all of the other ingredients with the hb mixture in a large pot. I cut up the canned tomatoes because I like small bits of them. Bring to a boil and then simmer for a couple of hours. Serve with Sweet cornbread!

    I sometimes add a package of Lipton onion soup mix for flavor. Like I said I don't follow a recipe so much on this but add just what ever I feel like eating at the time lol.
  14. luckey-lasvegas

    luckey-lasvegas All our $$ is in IRA's - Ice Rink Activities

    Dec 23, 2004

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