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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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Festive Slow-Cooked Beef Tips

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Sue Gronholz (Field Editor)
We once owned an organic greenhouse and produce business. Weekends were hectic, so I made no-fuss meals like yummy beef tips to fortify us at day’s end. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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Tarragon Turkey Patties

Tarragon Turkey Patties

Tarragon Turkey Patties

"These ground turkey patties are excellent with rice or riced potatoes and a green vegetable for a quick supper," says Lois Kinneberg of Phoenix, Arizona.

Glazed Spiral-Sliced Ham

Glazed Spiral-Sliced Ham

Glazed Spiral-Sliced Ham

In my mind, few foods in a holiday spread are as tempting as a big baked ham. I always hope for leftovers so we can have ham sandwiches in the following days. —Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah

Creamy Pan-Fried Chicken

Creamy Pan-Fried Chicken

Creamy Pan-Fried Chicken

In this recipe, a rich creamy mushroom sauce pairs nicely with crunchy, tender chicken. It's a one-of-a-kind meal that will have your family asking for seconds!
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Pork Chops with Tomatoes and Peppers

Pork Chops with Tomatoes and Peppers

Pork Chops with Tomatoes and Peppers

My mother created delicious dishes based on whatever was in the refrigerator or on the shelf. This recipe is one she tried and kept, and it became our traditional Sunday dinner. She increased the ingredients proportionately to the number of people she invited after church...usually all the aunts, uncles and cousins. -Esther Lux, Lead, South Dakota

Basil Pasta Sauce

Basil Pasta Sauce

Basil Pasta Sauce

Nothing beats the aroma of this speedy simmered pasta sauce...except its wonderful taste. To round out the meal, toss together a green salad and pop some garlic bread in the oven as shown in the photo at right. Or, steam asparagus for a swift side dish and pick up a chocolate cream pie from the supermarket.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Ravin' Good Stew

Ravin' Good Stew

Ravin' Good Stew

This stew is loaded with ingredients. So it's sure to fill up little ghosts and goblins before they head out trick-or-treating!

One-Dish Chicken with Vegetables

One-Dish Chicken with Vegetables

One-Dish Chicken with Vegetables

I like to cook and try new recipes...my niece and I exchange the good ones. I made this dish and it looked so pretty that I got out my camera and took a picture of it.—Katherine McKinley, New Albany, Indiana

Lemon-Ginger Barbecued Ribs

Lemon-Ginger Barbecued Ribs

Lemon-Ginger Barbecued Ribs

Although my husband does most of the cooking for us, the kitchen is all mine on weekends! I was inspired to make this recipe for a family member who's allergic to tomatoes.

Herbed Beef Stew with Puff Pastry

Herbed Beef Stew with Puff Pastry

Herbed Beef Stew with Puff Pastry

Guests will be so surprised by the taste of this special dish. Puff pastry makes this dish seem fancy so I serve it to guests all the time.—Sara Martin, Brookfield, Wisconsin

Crown Roast with Apricot Dressing

Crown Roast with Apricot Dressing

Crown Roast with Apricot Dressing

“I have been making crown roasts for many years but was only satisfied with the results when I combined a few recipes to come up with this guest-pleasing version. It’s beautifully roasted with an apricot glaze and a nicely browned stuffing.” —Isabell Cooper, Cambridge, Nova Scotia

Chicken 'n' Dumplings with Sour Cream Gravy

Chicken 'n' Dumplings with Sour Cream Gravy

Chicken 'n' Dumplings with Sour Cream Gravy

This recipe has been in my family for years. My mother, who is of Czech descent, made this saucy chicken when I was a child. Now my daughters make it for their own families.
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