October 3, 2010

Top Five Favorite Soup and Stew Recipes

Mmmm…Fall. I think I am having a love affair with you.     I love your leaves and your cooler, crisp days.  And I love, love LOVE soups and stews.  I love the simmer and the smells and how the entire house smells good while it’s cooking and I even love leftovers.

While the weather is starting to turn colder, I thought it would be fun to share my FAVORITE soup recipes.  A few of them are featured under my favorite recipes tab, but here are my top fave FAVORITE Soups and Stews recipes for your Autumn enjoyment

1. Aboslutely Ultimate Potato Soup-WARNING!  Do not eat this soup on a diet.   Don’t eat it if you’re watching anything!  Salt, carbs, calories, fat, cholesterol  or trying to limit your bacon and cream intake.   But if you want an AWESOME, thick delicious potato soup that will make you want to lick your bowl clean, this is the soup for you.

2. Guinness Beef Stew-We love cooking with beer.  It’s well documented.  And this delicious oven baked stew just hits the SPOT on a cold day.  I serve it with a loaf of crusty bread so you can sop up the soupy, beery yumminess that’s left in the bowl.  It’s really the only way to eat beef stew, IMO.

Guinness Beef Stew

3)White Chicken Chili-Okay, so after the first two, I had to go a little healthier.  This soup cooks up quick, is filling and super healthy.  I do NOT salt it while cooking, but let everyone salt to taste when it gets to their bowls.  This is also good served with crusty bread and a salad for a yummy, healthy and quick dinner

4)Cincinnati Chili-Served with cheese, onions and/or beans on top of spaghetti, this chili is sweet and spicy, but not hot.  I know not everyone is a fan, but it’s so good and different  It’s a bit of a time commitment, but it’s totally worth it.

5) Broccoli Cheese Soup-Get some frozen bread dough and bake them into bread bowls.  It might call for processed cheese food, but it’s delicious.  If you think 12 servings is too much, think again because everyone will want seconds.

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8 thoughts on “Top Five Favorite Soup and Stew Recipes

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    Mmmm these look good.

    I think I’ll try the potato soup and the guinness beef stew!

    My go to fall/winter soup is a cabbage stew with sausage. It’s so yummy. I have no recipe though, I just…kinda make it.

    Fellow Batty Tribemember here :)


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      Hi Dani,
      I was just at your blog. :)

      I’m not so good at winging recipes. I want to be, but it’s not my talent at all. I love the stew and the potato soup. They’re both amazing. I hope you (and your new hubby to be!!) love them too!

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    Oh Wow. Love love love Guinness, in anything, at any time. Yum.

    I am a huge fan of soups and stews, but I’m only just now able to get my family to think of those kinds of meals as, well, meals. Something about “eeww there are too many vegetables touching too many other veggies, and what’s that brown sauce/cream sauce/why is it thick…” etc.

    They’re campbell soup Double Noodle snobs (yikes).

    Will have to try some of these this week and next! It got cold here in recent days!

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      The good news is, there aren’t many vegetables in that potato soup. ;) Being healthy is NOT one of its redeeming qualities, but it’s so good, I just don’t care.

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    You are making me hungry at 10 am looking at these recipes! I’m going to be trying the White Bean recipe SOON. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


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      It’s warming up today here, but it’s really been soup weather around our house. I find that I look forward to cooler weather so I can cook these types of things again. I hope you like the recipe.

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    The little bread bowls are a fascinating idea – an unusual serving method! We’ve put together a post with our top autumn and winter dishes. They use root vegetables – which taste fantastic with warm spices such as ginger – though they’re a little healthier but just as hearty! They might be something to cook up in-between some of these more carb-filled dishes. (http://blog.purepackage.com/2010/09/hearty-autumnal-recipes-warming-winter.html) Let us know what you think if you try any! It would be great if anyone has any comments or feedback to give.

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