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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...


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...


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...


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....

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...


Quick Pork Chili

8 reviews

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

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...


Super-Duper Chili

15 reviews

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


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


Pumpkin Chili

44 reviews

This unique chili freezes well…but it still doesn't last around our farmhouse very long, especially when my five children and...

Quick and Easy Chili

5 reviews

This quick and easy chili recipe can be made in a flash and easily doubled or tripled to satisfy any...


Southwestern Vegetable Soup

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


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


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...


Ranch Bean Chili

5 reviews

Loaded with beans, peppers, tomatoes and corn, this hearty, colorful chili is sure to be a family hit. I often...


Spice-Up-My-Life Chili

My big-batch chili will spice things up and keep you warm on a crisp winter day. Serve with a side...


Hearty Beef & Bean Chili

8 reviews

The slow cooker makes this chili ideal for entertaining. A few minutes of prep and then it cooks away while...