Cowboy Beef Stew

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During a long day on the dusty trail, you'll look forward to hunkering down with a nice bowl of this rich and hearty beef stew!
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  1. Soak beans in water overnight in refrigerator according to package directions. Reserve seasoning packet.
  2. Coat beef with seasoning from reserved packet. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large stockpot over medium heat until hot. Brown 1/3 of beef; remove from stockpot. Repeat twice with remaining oil and beef, adding additional oil as needed.
  3. Pour off dripping; return beef to stockpot. Drain beans, discard water. Add beans, tomatoes and beef broth to stockpot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 hours, or until beef is fork tender.
  4. Stir in potatoes, if desired; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; continue simmering, uncovered, 5 to 7 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.
  5. Total recipe time: 2-1/4 hours to 3 hours
  6. Recipe & photo courtesy of The Beef Checkoff, http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com

Chunky Beef Chili

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This thick and robust chili is a ideal for those cool fall and winter evenings at home!
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  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in stockpot over medium heat until hot. Brown 1/2 of beef; remove from stockpot. Repeat with remaining beef. Remove beef from stockpot. Season with salt, as desired.
  2. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil, onion and jalapeno pepper to stockpot. Cook and stir 5 to 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Return beef and juices to stockpot. Add tomatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 hou
  3. Total recipe time: 2 to 2-3/4 hours
  4. Recipe & photo courtesy of The Beef Checkoff, http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com

Traditional French Onion Soup

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Be sure to save this one for a cool, rainy Autumn day...
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  1. Preheat large saucepot over medium-high heat. Add onions, 3 tablespoons oil, and butter; cook 10 minutes or until onions begin to soften, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low; stir in bay leaf, sugar, and thyme. Cook 30 to 35 minutes or until on
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°. Arrange bread slices on rimmed baking pan. Brush top of bread slices with remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Bake bread 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned; remove bread to plate.
  3. Place 6 ovenproof soup crocks or bowls on same baking pan. Ladle soup into bowls. Top each with 2 slices bread, then 1 slice Swiss cheese. Sprinkle cheese with 1 teaspoon Parmesan. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until cheese melts and begins to bubble and brown

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

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What's the big hurry? Take your time with the wonderful, slow-cooked turkey chili!
Instructions
  1. In large saucepot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add ground turkey and cook 5 to 7 minutes or until browned, breaking up turkey with side of spoon.
  2. Stir in chili powder, salt, cayenne, and cumin. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic, leftover turkey, cilantro, and jalapeno. Stir in beans, celery, onions, bell peppers, and broth; heat to boiling over high heat. Boil 5 minutes. Reduce heat to
  3. Transfer chili to 5 to 6 quart slow cooker; cover and cook on high 5 to 6 hours. To serve, top chili with cheese, and sour cream, if desired.

Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Soup

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The delicious aroma of this flavorful, slow-cooked tortilla soup is sure to have your mouth watering.
Instructions
  1. In 4 quart slow cooker, combine all ingredients except tortillas, cheese, cilantro, and chips. Cover and cook on high 4 hours, stirring occasionally. Remove and discard bay leaf.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375°. Stack tortillas and use a pizza wheel to cut into ½ inch strips. Place strips on rimmed baking pan. Bake 5 minutes; stir strips and bake 5 minutes longer or until crisp. Ladle soup into bowls. Sprinkle each with

White Bean Chicken Chili

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When the days are cold and gloomy, you will love something warm and filling like this wonderful chicken chili!
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  1. In large saucepot, cook bacon over medium-high heat 4 to 5 minutes or until crisp, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium. Add bell peppers, and onion, and cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in chili powder, marjoram, oregano, cumin, and g
  2. Add tomatoes, beans, broth, and lemon juice, and bring to a simmer; simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, sprinkle both sides of chicken with jerk seasoning. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook 3 to 5 minutes or until deep brown in color, turning once. Reduce heat to medium, and cook chicken 5 to 6 minutes
  4. Ladle chili into serving bowls and top with chicken. Garnish with sour cream, pico de gallo and cilantro, if desired.
  5. Makes: about 14 cups

Tomato Bisque with Parmesan Crountons

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The ultimate "This is so good! What is this called?" dish!
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  1. In large saucepot, heat 2 teaspoons butter and oil over medium heat. Add carrot, onion, and celery, and cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add whole tomatoes, diced tomatoes, tomato juice, thyme, sugar, and pepper. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat;
  2. Meanwhile, preheat broiler. Place bread slices on rimmed baking pan. Divide and spread remaining 1 teaspoon butter over bread slices, and sprinkle each with cheese. Broil 3 to 5 minutes or until tops are lightly browned.
  3. In batches, transfer soup to blender and puree. Transfer pureed soup to large bowl before pureeing next batch.
  4. To serve, ladle soup into individual soup bowls. Top each with Parmesan croutons and garnish with thyme leaves.

French Beef Stew in a Bread Bowl

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This spectacular beef stew served in a bread bowl looks like it came from a restaurant!
Instructions
  1. In large bowl, toss beef with flour to coat. In 5 to 6 quart saucepot, heat oil over medium-high heat until very hot. Add beef and cook 5 minutes to brown, stirring occasionally. Add broth, and thyme; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 10
  2. Stir in tomatoes with their juice and tomato paste. Heat to boiling; boil 5 minutes. Stir in carrots, potatoes, leek, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, covered, 45 minutes or until beef and vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. About 15 minutes before stew is done, preheat oven 400°. Place bowls on cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes to warm.
  4. With sharp knife, cut out 4 inch circle from top of each bread bowl, then scoop out soft center of bowls making sure bottom and sides of bowls are intact. Ladle stew into bowls. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired, and serve with soft bread center.

Beef Slow Cooker Irish Stew

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Celebrate the Emerald Isle with this traditional savory stew!
Instructions
  1. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. In 2 batches, add beef and cook each batch 3 to 5 minutes or until beef is browned, stirring occasionally. Transfer beef to 5 to 6 quart slow cooker.
  2. Add potatoes, thyme, garlic, leeks, bay leaf, onion, broth, carrots, barley, parsley, and Worcestershire sauce. Cover and cook on low 7 to 8 hours or until beef and potatoes are tender.
  3. In medium bowl, whisk together water, and flour; stir into slow cooker. Increase heat to high, cover and cook 15 minutes. Stir in peas, and vinegar; cover and cook 3 minutes. Remove and discard bay leaf, and thyme stems. Season with salt, and pepper. Serv

Creamy Tomato Soup

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Try this quick recipe for a savory soup that is sure to warm you up on a cold winter day.
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  1. Combine soup, evaporated milk and juice in a medium saucepan, stirring with a wire whisk. Add tomatoes and cheese; cook over low heat until cheese melts and soup is hot. Pour into bowls and sprinkle with bacon, extra cheese and basil.