8 Soups, Stews & Chili Recipes with Flour

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.Carrot Soup with Spiced Crumble
1. 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!
2. Homemade Naruto Ichiraku Ramen
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Ramen is all the craze right now! Watch this traditional homemade Naruto Ichiraku Ramen and enjoy the hot broth!
3. Beef, Bacon, Beer and Potato Stew
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Well it's winter in Australia, so time to break out the stews. You can add extra vegetables to this such as carrots and celery. Give this one a go, it's very tasty and very easy to make.
4. Beer and Beef Stew
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Learn how to make Beer and Beef Stew with this easy video recipe!
5. Beef Stew Recipe
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Delicious vegetable beef stew! This hearty beef stew recipe has what it takes to warm up a cold evening. Serve with homemade biscuits or cornbread for an extra treat!
6. Easy Beef Stew
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Beef stew may be easy to make, but having it come out flavorful is a whole other story. Lisa Lavery of the CHOW Test Kitchen shows you how to build the flavor as you cook in this episode of The Easiest Way, using our Easy Beef Stew recipe as a guide.
Following a recipe request from Matt Lucas the SORTED crew cook up a very traditional and healthy bowl of chicken noodle soup. With the addition of matzo balls this becomes a traditional Jewish dish, just like his mum used to make.
8. Colorful Indian Soup Sindhi Kadhi
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Sindhi Kadhi is a dish that is fully rounded and has so many levels of flavor. The hints of sweet and tangy combined with the spiciness and the beautifully colored vegetables is a feast to the eyes and to the hungry stomach. Change out the vegetables, eliminate some you don’t like or add on the ones you love – it’s a very forgiving dish. Enjoy this Sindhi Kadhi with some plain white Basmati Rice and you’ll need little else to satisfy the soul.
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