A hearty borscht-like soup with sauerkraut and beef.
Beef Stew with Gingersnaps
Inspired by Baltimore’s own Sour Beef & Dumplings and Northern France’s Carbonade Flamande aux Spéculoos, this beef stew uses gingersnap cookies for both flavor and body.
Split Pea Soup with Ham and Root Vegetables
Is there anything more comforting to come home to than a bowl of soup?
Beef, Mushroom, Root Vegetables & Barley Soup
Ingredients: 1 3/4 lb cubed sirloin 2 stalks celery, diced (greens too!) 2 medium carrots, sliced 2 parsnips, sliced 1 onion, diced 1 lb (6 caps) portobello mushrooms, cubed 8 oz button mushrooms, sliced 4 cloves garlic, sliced 1 medium rutabaga, diced 1-quart beef stock 1 cup pearl barley 1 […]
Veggie Packed Beef Chili
Ingredient: 1 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, sliced 1 lb cubed sirloin stew meat 1 15-oz can jalapeño and habanero diced tomatoes 1 15-oz can chili-seasoned tomatoes 1 medium-large zucchini, sliced into 1/4 inch thick half-moons 1 (loose) cup matchstick carrots 2 cubanelle peppers, chopped 2 15-oz canned kidney beans, […]
Polish-y Cabbage Soup with Root Vegetables and Kielbasa
Ingredients: 1 1/4 lb kielbasa, sliced 1 onion, coarsely chopped 1 large purple top turnip, cubed 3 cloves garlic, sliced 1 lb Yukon Gold potatoes, cubed 2 bay leaves 1-2 teaspoons smoked paprika 1/4 teaspoon allspice 1 1/2 teaspoons caraway seeds salt freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons apple cider […]
Beef and Potato Stew with Olives and Stewed Tomatoes
Ingredients: 2 lbs russet potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces 1 1/2 lb cubed sirloin or stew beef (can brown if desired, I didn’t bother) 1 stalk celery, sliced 1 onion, cut into quarter moon slices 1/3 cup chopped green olives with pimentos 15 oz canned stewed tomatoes (with juice!) 3 […]
Brunswick Stew (in the slow cooker)
Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups leftover pulled pork 2 cups cubed, cooked chicken 2 1/2 cups chicken stock 1/2 cup diced country ham 2 cups frozen (or fresh) lima beans 11 oz canned (drained) or frozen corn 28 oz canned fire-roasted tomatoes 2 stalks celery, diced 1 onion, diced 4 […]
Nectarine Butter with Lemongrass and Ginger (Slow Cooker)
Ingredients: 6-8 lb nectarines, pitted and coarsely chopped zest of 2 limes 2 cups light brown sugar 1 2-inch knob ginger, peeled 2 3-inch pieces lemongrass, cut into 1/4 inch chunks 1 1/2 tablespoons white peppercorns 1/4 cup (bottled) lemon juice Ingredients: Place the nectarines, zest, and sugar in a […]
How-to: Caramelize Onions in the Slow Cooker
Ingredients 4 pounds sweet or yellow onions (or a combination of yellow, sweet, white and red) 3 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar (optional) Directions: Peel and slice the onions in ¼-inch slices. Separate them into rings. Thinly slice the butter. Place the onions into a 4-quart slow cooker. Scatter […]