Southwestern Taco Soup will warm you up on a cold winter’s night. Imagine all of your favorite Mexican flavors in a hearty bowl of soup. It is filling enough to make a meal of on its own.
Chicken Meatball Chili Soup comes to the rescue for families with picky eaters. Herbs and spices transform boring ground chicken to bites of delight, bursting with flavor. Kids love the little meatballs. It tastes even better the next day so feel free to make it ahead.
Hamburgers Diane is a budget-friendly version of a gourmet restaurant treat. Steak Diane is a beloved dish served at the finest restaurants, but it can be quite expensive. This is an easy version using ground beef patties with a similar rich mushroom wine sauce. The flavor is gourmet enough to please even the most discriminating palate.
Hearty Pork Stew takes an inexpensive Boston butt roast and turns it into a robust meal in a bowl, fortified with a satisfying array of vegetables. It is a great way to stretch your meat budget while bringing smiles to the family’s taste buds.
Smothered pot roast is a comfort food for many Americans. If you like smothered Swiss steak, try this beef pot roast version with tomatoes, baby red potatoes, carrots, and onions for an easy all-in-one meal.
Irish American Lamb Stew is an Americanized version of the classic Irish Stew. Guinness stout gives richness and depth to this lamb stew without any hint of beer flavor. This is probably the most flavorful gravy you have ever tasted so do serve the stew with Irish mashed potatoes.
Merlot Mushroom Chicken is a quick and easy entree for those busy nights. It may be fast to make, but it does not lack for flavor. The gravy is rich and thick, the perfect complement for mild white chicken breasts.
Garlic Cheese Hasselback Potatoes add the flavors of bacon, Parmesan cheese, and Italian herbs to make these popular potatoes extra-special. It takes a steady hand, a thin-bladed knife, and an extreme amount of patience, to cut down just far enough so that the potatoes fan out without cutting all the way through the base that holds them together. See my method below to breeze through this step.