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Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Chocolate Mole Soup

1 review

This recipe is perfect for those days when you’re craving something just a little bit different. It’s spicy, flavorful and a delightful excuse to open up a bar of chocolate—if you’re the type of person who needs an excuse! —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia

Pressure-Cooker Red Pepper Chicken

Chicken breasts are treated to black beans, red peppers and juicy tomatoes in this southwestern supper. We love it served...


Easy Sweet and Spicy Chicken

3 reviews

Tangy pineapple and peppers, tender chicken and sweet marmalade make a delicious combo. The chili powder and picante sauce add...


Weeknight Turkey Tortilla Soup

5 reviews

This is now my family's most requested soup—so much so that they will make sure I have leftover turkey. You...


Chicken and Lentil Chili

I like to make a simple, hearty slow-cooked recipe at least once a week. You can mix this up the...

Tex-Mex Chicken and Rice

1 review

Poultry and freezer basics inspired this deliciously healthy combo. I have a hard time getting my family to eat healthy,...


Chili Mac

26 reviews

This chili mac has regularly appeared on my family menus for more than 40 years, and it's never failed to...

Chicken and Black Bean Soup

19 reviews

This spicy soup is one of my husband’s favorites. It’s quick to make but tastes like it simmered all day....


Tortilla Chicken Bean Soup

16 reviews

Tasty toppings jazz up this no-fuss soup that has Mexican flair. The recipe for this sure-to-please soup was given to...


Fast Refried Bean Soup

20 reviews

This recipe combines the ease of canned ingredients with the heartiness of chili. It will fill you up on cold...


Mexican Skillet Rice

18 reviews

I never come home with leftovers when I take this dish to potlucks and parties. But I do bring back...

Hearty Sausage and Rice Skillet

8 reviews

At the end of the day, who wants a stack of dishes to wash? That’s why we love this entree:...


Tender Salsa Beef

11 reviews

This is my Mexican-style twist on comfort food. To keep it kid-friendly, use mild salsa. —Stacie Stamper, North Wilkesboro, North...


Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Chicken

47 reviews

My husband and three children love this tender, sweet and spicy chicken. Peach preserves add just a touch of sweetness,...


Quick Mexican Bean Soup

7 reviews

It never hurts to have a few meals that you can whip up in very little time, and this hearty...


Zippy Bean Stew

3 reviews

This bean stew is a staple for my co-workers and me once the weather turns cool. Although this is a...

Sheet-Pan Pineapple Chicken Fajitas

6 reviews

For our fajitas, I combine chicken and pineapple for a different flavor. These fajitas are more on the sweet side,...


Slow-Cooker Chicken Taco Salad

16 reviews

We use this super duper chicken across several meals, including it in tacos, sandwiches, omelets and enchiladas. My little guys...


Beef Enchilada Lasagna Casserole

46 reviews

“Whenever I make this cheesy layered casserole, my guests rave about it and ask for the recipe. I serve it...


Lime Navy Bean Chili

6 reviews

A lip-smacking touch of lime flavors Connie Thomas’s low-fat but filling family favorite. “I love relying on my slow cooker,”...


Spicy Pumpkin & Corn Soup

12 reviews

A seriously quick dish, it can satisfy a hungry household in 15 minutes. My family loves sharing this soup with...


Slow Cooker Southwestern Chicken Soup

4 reviews

Here’s the perfect recipe for a busy week, because the slow cooker does most of the work for you! —Harold...


Quinoa & Black Bean Stuffed Peppers

6 reviews

If you're thinking about a meatless meal, give these no-fuss peppers a try. They come together with just a few...


Texas Black Bean Soup

22 reviews

This hearty meatless stew made with convenient canned items is perfect for spicing up a family gathering on a cool...

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Arroz con Gandules (Rice with Pigeon Peas)

Feed a crowd with this authentic arroz con gandules recipe, which was handed down to me from my mom. It's...


Green Chile Beef Burritos

5 reviews

Recipes that are leaner in fat and calories—like this one for beef burritos—helped me lose 30 pounds! The meat is...


Vegetarian Red Bean Chili

9 reviews

For a vegetarian chili that meat lovers would like, this recipe is healthy and tastes great. It takes just a...