Feed the whole family with these recipes for homemade soup stock, including gumbo, chicken stock, borscht, vegetable stock, matzo ball soup, beef stock, Scotch broth, turkey stock, dumpling soup, beef stock, pasta soup, turkey stock and more.
Meet the Cook: A favorite at soup night at our church, this recipe's one my husband concocted after he retired. (We have four children plus two grandchildren and another on the way.) I frequently find it on the table when I get home from work.
-Rosalie Biar, Thorndale, Texas
I developed this scrumptious chicken chili after tasting something similar at a restaurant. Now my family prefers mine. Crispy tortilla strips give each serving pizzazz. —Gail Haile, Scottsmoor, Florida
Creamy peanut butter and pureed tomatoes flavor the tender chicken in this unusual soup. I got the recipe from my aunt who served as a missionary in Africa for 45 years. "Soup" is the Nigerian word for "gravy."
For standout gravies and sauces, make your own chicken stock. Turn everything over to the slow cooker for a long simmer. That frees up the busy stovetop. —Beth Jacobson, Taste of Home Magazine, Milwaukee, WI
"With all of its ingredients," grins Lynn Conlon of Provo, Utah, "this probably should be called 'Surprise Soup' instead! Hearty, unique and fun to serve, it works especially well for large groups. I've prepared if for as many as 38 people by making a few adjustments to the recipe. Even children like it."—Lynn Conlon, Provo, Utah
Peppercorns and a handful of herbs add the perfect seasoning to this low-sodium stock developed by our Test Kitchen home economists. To give it even more flavor, they first browned the chicken and sauteed the veggies.