15 of our favorite hearty soups, stews and chilis for cold winter days! These cozy recipes are perfect for any occasion.
We had our first little snow of the season this weekend. And while it was just a dusting, it has us craving all the cozy soups, stews and chilis we love to eat this time of year.
After a cold morning hike yesterday, we were so happy to pull the Smoky Black Bean Chili (recipe below) out of the freezer for lunch. These recipes can be made ahead (they actually are better that way), and the leftovers can be frozen for another day. There are chicken, pork and beef recipes so there's something for everyone. Add a few to your menu and enjoy!
Slow-Roasted Beef Barley Soup
A hearty with super tender beef and lots of healthy veggies, this Beef Barley Soup is slow-roasted to create lots of fabulous flavor!!
Mexican Chicken Soup (Sopa de Pollo Mexicana)
This Mexican Chicken Soup comes together quickly with rotisserie or leftover chicken and is loaded with fabulous South-of-the-Border flavor!
Instant Pot (or oven) Italian Vegetable Beef Soup
This Instant Pot (or oven) Italian Vegetable Beef Soup is bursting with vibrant Italian flavor, tender beef and an array of fresh veggies!
The BEST Chicken and Rice Soup
This really is one of the best, most flavorful chicken and rice soups we've ever tasted! And with the help of rotisserie chicken (or leftover chicken), it's super easy too!
Italian Chicken Vegetable Soup
This Italian Chicken Vegetable Soup is bursting with the fabulous flavors of Italy and is chocked full of healthy veggies, lean chicken and ditalini pasta for a delicious splurge. It comes together easily and makes great leftovers!
Slow Braised Italian Beef Stew
In addition to tender chunks of beef and carrots and a deeply flavored sauce, this Slow Braised Italian Beef Stew also features fire-roasted tomatoes, briny olives, pearl onions and lots of fresh rosemary for a delicious taste of Italy!
Hearty Healthy Chicken Black Bean Chili
This healthy, delicious Chicken Black Bean Chili, made with rotisserie chicken and lots of fresh veggies, is a perfect way to warm up a chilly day.
Instant Pot Black Bean Beef Tortilla Soup
An easy crowd-pleaser, this Instant Pot (or oven) Black Bean Beef Tortilla Soup is loaded with healthy veggies and lots of delicious south-of-the-border flavor!
Chicken Cauliflower Cheddar Chowder
This healthy, hearty Chicken Cauliflower Cheddar Chowder is creamy and rich with no cream! It's loaded with veggies and lean chicken (or turkey) and comes together quickly!
New York Times Italian Black Lentil Soup
If you enjoy the cuisine of Italy, you're going to love this Italian Black Lentil Soup! It's bursting with delicious flavor and will make your kitchen smell like a fabulous little trattoria!
Slow Roasted Short Rib Chili
Let the oven do the magic instead of messing up your stovetop! This delicious Slow Roasted Short Rib Chili (can also be made with chuck roast) is loaded with chunks of super tender beef and lots of healthy beans and veggies!
Braised Pork Shoulder Pozole (Pozole Rojo)
A rich, brothy chili-tomato stew with tender pork shoulder, hominy corn, and roasted red peppers, this Braised Pork Shoulder Pozole, served with an assortment of garnishes, is always a huge hit!
Smoky Black Bean Turkey Chili
This hearty, healthy Black Bean Turkey Chili is loaded with veggies, black beans, lean ground turkey and lots of delicious South-of-the-Border flavor!
Pasta Beef Soup (in the Instant Pot or oven)
This fabulous Instant Pot (or oven) Pasta and Beef Soup is a throw-it-all in-the-pot soup that's loaded with tender chunks of beef and lots of healthy veggies!
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili
Drawing on the flavor of classic Buffalo chicken wings, this chili is super easy, and loaded with delicious flavor!
Thought for the day:
Then I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne
a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals.
And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice,
"Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?"
But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth
could open the scroll or even look inside it.
I wept and wept because no one was found
who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside.
Then one of the elders said to me, "Do not weep!
See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah,
the Root of David, has triumphed.
He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals."
What we're listening to for inspiration:
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