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Pressure-Cooker Spanish Chili

3 reviews

I like to prepare this Spanish chili on the weekend so I have an instant weeknight dinner on hand. I've come to love my pressure cooker because it makes mealtime a breeze. —Lynn Faria, Meriden, Connecticut

Fry Bread Tacos

1 review

After enjoying "Navajo tacos" in a restaurant in Window Rock, Arizona, I went home and came up with this recipe....


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...


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...


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....

30-Minute Chili

8 reviews

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


Three-Bean Taco Chili

26 reviews

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

Wild West Chili

4 reviews

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


Quick Chili

2 reviews

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


Schoolhouse Chili

7 reviews

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


South-of-the-Border Stew

A friend gave me this recipe many years ago and my family just loves it! Feel free to increase the...

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


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...


Campfire Beans

4 reviews

Served with cheese-topped corn bread, this is delicious!—Flo Rahn, Hillsboro, Kansas


Chili For Two

15 reviews

"This flavorful chili is still thick and hearty even though it makes a small batch," confirms Norma Grogg of St....

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...


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...


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...


Hearty Beef & Bean Chili

7 reviews

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


Beefy Beans ‘N’ Rice

2 reviews

This easy skillet dish has a nice barbecue flavor that goes over well in winter.—Rebecca Roberts, Odessa, Texas