10 Delicious Soups, Stews & Chili Recipes

Drew Glover • March 17, 2015
A cold rainy day, wrapped in a blanket, and starving for some kind of a comfort meal? Soups are perfect for those kinds of days and this is the place to learn to make the best soups you'll ever have.French Onion Soup
1. French Onion Soup
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This hearty classic will fill you up and keep you warm at night. Enjoy Byron Talbot beautiful take on the French onion soup.
2. Carrot Soup with Spiced Crumble
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*Serves:* 6-8 *Soup Base:* 6-8 cups chicken stock 2 tbsp canola oil 5-6 carrots 1 onion 1 tsp cinnamon 2 whole star anise 1 whole bay leaf 1 tbsp white wine vinegar Salt & White pepper to taste *Spiced Crumble:* 1 cup all purpose flour 4 tbsp butter 1/4 brown sugar 1/2 tsp ground all spice 1/2 tsp ground clove 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg pinch of salt *Whipped creme fresh:* 1/2 cup creme fraiche salt and pepper to taste *Instructions:* 1.In a large sauce pan on medium-high heat, add a few tbsp of canola oil, your sliced carrots and diced onion and cook for 5-7 minutes. Pour in the chicken stock, add the cinnamon, bay leaf, star anise, and continue to simmer for 20-30 minutes. 2. While the soup is cooking, pre-heat your oven to 375f. Grab medium sized mixing bowl and add 4 tbsp of cold diced butter, the brown sugar, a pinch of salt, and all the spices. Add half of the flour and begin mixing with a pastry blender or with your hands. The mixture should start to form beads of dough, and become slightly sticky. If you need to add a little more flour, now is the time. Once the you have a "crumbly" dough, pour it onto a baking tray and place it into your 375f oven for 10-15 minutes. Also this is a good time to whip up the creme fraiche, so grab another medium sized mixing bowl, add the creme fraiche, salt & pepper, and whisk for 10 minutes until light and fluffy. Reserve in the fridge until ready to use. 3. Take the simmering soup off of the stove after the onions and carrots are very tender, take out the whole bay leaf and star anise and pour the hot soup base into a blender. Add 1 tbsp of white wine vinegar and slowly turn on the blender to the highest setting and blend for 3-4 minutes until its perfectly smooth. Pour the pureed soup back into the sauce pan and place it on low heat to keep it warm. Season with a pinch or two of salt and some white pepper. 4. Once the crumble is a dark golden brown and is fairly dry, take it out to the oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes. Pour the soup into a bowl, take the whipped creme fraiche out of the fridge and dollop a tbsp or so right on top, then finish it out with a few generous sprinklings of the spiced crumble and... ENJOY!
3. White Bean, Kale & Sausage Soup
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There is nothing more satisfying than the smells and warmth that come from homemade soup. And the best part is, so many are super easy to make and quite healthy - like this one! This recipe is packed with veggies and protein perfect for your entire family. Enjoy!
4. Texas Beef Chili with Cornbread
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On this week's Dude Food, John Stage of Dinosaur BBQ walks through the steps of an amazing Texas-style beef chili recipe that will warm you up on a chilly winter evening. This spicy & meaty chili recipe goes great with some honey cornbread!
5. Cuban Style Black Bean Soup
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Cuban and delicious! What else do you need to know other then this recipe is packed with flavor and black beans!
6. How To Make Jambalaya
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This classic New Orleans dish dish is loaded with Creole spices and comes together in three easy steps.
7. How to Make Classic Chicken Noodle Soup
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Learn how to make a Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe! I hope you enjoy this Roasted Chicken Noodle Soup!
8. Roasted Butternut Squash Soup | Hungry for the Holidays
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Is there anything more comforting than homemade soup? Chile d'arbol adds a little heat to this silky smooth soup, perfect for those chilly winter nights.
9. Curried Coconut Carrot Soup
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Healthy super food for your next cold day. This soup is hearty and delicious to serve up at your next dinner or party.
10. Easy Chicken Noodle Soup
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Classic hearty recipe that will have your cold days feel like summer! Warm yourself up with this chicken noodle recipe.
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