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Comfort Food Dinner Recipes

These comfort food dinner recipes will fill your stomach and warm your heart, with dishes including rice, potatoes, sloppy joes, ribs, pot roast, casserole, meat loaf, burgers, pork chops, stew, strata, stuffing, tenderloin, chicken dinners, potpies and more.

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This combines the hearty, spicy flavors of my beloved slow cooker short ribs with my all-time favorite comfort food: fries and gravy. With a little prep in the morning, it's just about ready when I come home from work (plus, the kitchen smells amazing!). —Erin DeWitt, Long Beach, California
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Bacon & Tomato-Topped Haddock

Bacon & Tomato-Topped Haddock

Bacon & Tomato-Topped Haddock

Bacon presents a compelling argument for anyone who doesn’t like fish. And for those who do, it just got better. —Sherri Melotik, Oak Creek, Wisconsin

Roasted Chicken with Sausage Stuffing

Roasted Chicken with Sausage Stuffing

Roasted Chicken with Sausage Stuffing

This roasted chicken not only has a down-home country flavor. It's attractive as well. Friends and family are always impressed when I put this on the table.

Ham and Vegetable Roll-ups

Ham and Vegetable Roll-ups

Ham and Vegetable Roll-ups

My fiance and I like to hunt for wild asparagus come the spring. He's not much of a vegetable eater—but when I roll up these easy, nutritious appetizers, he can't get enough of them. The roll-ups are ideal for children too—they're a fun way to "disguise" vegetables they usually turn down!
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Herbed Beef Tenderloin Steaks

Herbed Beef Tenderloin Steaks

Herbed Beef Tenderloin Steaks

When winter weather doesn't allow for grilling outdoors, bake your steaks instead! Bread crumbs and seasonings seal in the meat's juices with wonderful results. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Basic Braised Lamb Shanks

Basic Braised Lamb Shanks

Basic Braised Lamb Shanks

A FRIEND shared this recipe with me many years ago. My son-in-law loves these lamb shanks as part of a hearty meal with baked potatoes, a hot vegetable and fresh fruit salad. Of course, I include mint jelly on the side. -Jeanne McNamara, Camillus, New York

Chicken with Onions and Figs

Chicken with Onions and Figs

Chicken with Onions and Figs

Friends and family can't get enough of tender chicken thighs in a sweet onion and fig sauce. When prepared this way, the meat turns out moist every time.—Helen Conwell, Fairhope, Alabama

Breakfast Enchiladas

Breakfast Enchiladas

Breakfast Enchiladas

Draped in gooey cheese and a savory sauce, these enchiladas are a popular option at any holiday brunch. Chorizo gives the hearty filling a Southwestern kick. —Tahnia Fox, Trenton, Michigan

Savory-Crust Chicken Pie

Savory-Crust Chicken Pie

Savory-Crust Chicken Pie

Everyone will love the hearty combination of vegetables, chicken and sauce in this unique version of chicken potpie. And the tasty homemade crust is so simple to prepare.

Chuck Wagon Burgers

Chuck Wagon Burgers

Chuck Wagon Burgers

Howdy, pardner! When our son requested a cowboy theme for his birthday party, I planned a Western-style meal including these savory burgers. In the spirit of true chuck wagon fare, I served them on large biscuits rather than buns.

Pork Chop Potato Bake

Pork Chop Potato Bake

Pork Chop Potato Bake

Folks who sample my cooking tease me and say I should open a restaurant. But I'm more than happy just cooking comforting meals like this for family and friends.

Mushroom Beef Stew

Mushroom Beef Stew

Mushroom Beef Stew

Top this hearty stew with crumbled blue cheese just before serving to add a burst of flavor. Serve some now and store the rest in the freezer for another meal.—Nancy Latulippe, Simcoe, Ontario
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