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Wintertime Meatball Soup

This recipe is versatile. If you like, you can vary the vegetables that are added to the soup. In my version, I add a bit of chopped jalapeno pepper for some heat and serve the robust soup with cornbread or garlic bread.—Eunice Justice, Cody, Wyoming

Spicy Chuck Wagon Beans

Baked beans don't get any easier! All you have to do is open some cans, chop an onion, and add...


Super-Duper Chili

17 reviews

No one ever guesses the "secret ingredient" in this recipe that I created. A can of mushroom soup is what...


Quick Pork Chili

10 reviews

A dear neighbor gave me a pot of this delicious chili, and I asked for the recipe. The pork sausage...


Mexican Bean ‘n’ Barley Chili

1 review

Chili powder adds just the right amount of “heat” to this filling, fast and fabulous vegetarian meal idea from Lana...

Taco Stovetop Supper

2 reviews

In Addy, Washington, Barbara Ingils serves a crowd with her quick-to-fix skillet supper that gets zip from taco seasoning mix....


Hearty Beef & Bean Soup

2 reviews

I love cooking, and often share my soups with my co-workers—and they're happy I do. This one is perfect for...

Six-Bean Chili

When it's cold and frosty outside, this meatless chili is sure to warm you up. It's packed with fiber, protein...


Southwestern Bean Dip

2 reviews

Just by using different types of beans, you can make this dip as spicy as you like it. My family...


Hearty Bean Side Dish

2 reviews

"In a small, simple ceremony on the farm, my mother, Betty, married Ron Kreiling. I prepared this hearty down-home dish...


Zippy Pork Chili

4 reviews

In addition to eating this chili the traditional way (with a spoon!), my family likes to scoop bites onto tortilla...

Three-Bean Taco Chili

30 reviews

This hearty chili is filling, nourishing and tastes like it simmered all day long. Leftover chili freezes well for a...


30-Minute Chili

10 reviews

On a brisk day, I don't think anything is more appealing than a steaming bowl of this zesty chili. I...


Chicken Chili Nachos

7 reviews

This is a “dash in the pan” dish that’s always a hit. The spicy nachos have plenty of chicken and...


30-Minute Three-Bean Chili

Hearty ingredients and zesty spices will make you forget that this chunky no-meat chili is good for you. It's loaded...


Vegetable Bean Chili

1 review

Meet the Cook: Because it is so hearty, no one misses the meat in this chili. Both family - my...

Corn and Bean Chili

1 review

My family favors corn in a variety of dishes, including this one.—Mary Pitts, Powder Springs, Georgia


Hearty Vegetarian Chili

7 reviews

Rich and flavorful, this chili is absolutely packed with fun veggies like mushrooms, beans and sun-dried tomatoes. It's so filling,...


Quick Chili

3 reviews

Canned soup and beans are the secrets to the recipe's rapid preparation. For even faster meal making brown, drain and...


Steak And Bean Chili

My husband, Steve, actually created the recipe for this meaty chili when he was in high school...he entered a chili...


Bean Vegetable Chili

Because it is so hearty, no one misses the meat in this chili. Both family and friends ask me to...


Bewitched Chili

One pot and thirty minutes—yes, please. Kids and grown-ups love this warm-you-up chili for Halloween. —Janice Westmoreland, Brooksville, Florida


Schoolhouse Chili

14 reviews

When I was a school cook, the students loved my chili because they thought it didn't have beans in it....


Zippy Sausage Chili

Our family loves Mexican food, but I wasn't happy with any chili recipes I came across. So I decided to...

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Prairie Bean Soup

This soup started out as an "end-of-the-month" meal, a creative way to use up items that were on hand. We...


Soup in a Hurry

1 review

Serve up this soup with corn bread and fruit and you have a delicious and simple supper.—Eleanor Holmes, Fairview, Oklahoma


Terrific Taco Salad

I invented this recipe several years ago. It's quick to make, and uses ingredients I usually have on hand in...


Southwestern Vegetable Soup

In addition to being a teacher, I'm a graduate student and mother of three. So this quick and easy soup...


Wild West Chili

5 reviews

My sister-in-law, who has cooked for many years at the family ranch, shared this hearty recipe with me. I make...


Sweet Surprise Chili

5 reviews

I’ve won three chili cook-offs with this recipe. Everyone loves it, and they’re always amazed when I reveal the secret...