Hearty Chilis, Soups & Stews
A potful of steamy chili, soup, or stew is simple, hearty, and feeds the soul.
Don't be intimidated by the length of the ingredient list for this thrifty Southern stew. The majority of the ingredients are used to make a fantastic stock that starts with a Southern classic: potlikker. Then we use loads of fresh, aromatic vegetables, herbs, and spices to round out the flavor. Serve the stew ladled over hot cooked rice, and sprinkle with the fresh herbs.
Recipe: Black-Eyed Pea, Collard, and Sweet Potato Stew
Edamame and kale are colorful and unexpected additions to this comforting soup. Feed a crowd, or freeze some for later.
Recipe: Harvest Beef Soup
Brunswick stew is always a crowd-pleaser in the South. We combine chicken and tender beef brisket in this hearty version. You won't be able to get enough.
A thick and creamy baked potato soup is ideal for cold winter days. Pile on your favorite baked potato toppings: bacon, Cheddar cheese, and sliced green onions. Try with an easy shrimp-and-pesto baguette.
- Recipe: Baked Potato Soup
You can't go wrong with this classic Southern dish to fill you up on chilly nights. We made it even heartier by adding roasted potatoes to the traditional mix of andouille sausage, Cajun seasonings, and veggies.
Add a little zing to canned tomato soup by blending with canned Italian-style diced tomatoes, chicken broth, and fresh ground pepper. If desired, top with a dollop of sour cream and chopped fresh parsley before serving.
- Recipe: Dressed-up Tomato Soup
Crab lovers will devour this creamy she-crab soup. Serve with flaky, buttery crackers.
Recipe: She-Crab Soup
We've streamlined this favorite creamy shrimp chowder by using canned soup as the base.
- Recipe: Quick Shrimp Chowder
Take pleasure in eating well without a lot of fuss. This vitamin-packed stew is light on calories and will have you out of the kitchen in no time (prep time is only about 10 minutes).
Recipe: Chicken-and-Vegetable Stew
Ready in only 30 minutes, this quick, meatless chili is made with black beans, meatless burger crumbles, and canned tomatoes. You can substitute ground beef for the meatless burger crumbles, if desired. Top with a dollop of sour cream, corn chips, and chopped fresh cilantro just before serving.
- Recipe: Black Bean Chili
This beef stew recipe is pure comfort but it takes a while to prepare, so make it on a day when you have some time to spare. Serve it with crusty bread or over rice to capture every drop of the rich gravy.
- Recipe: Red Wine Beef Stew