Texas Caviar will bring Olé raves at your next party or sporting event. This Tex-Mex style of salsa includes beans and white corn, along with the other traditional salsa ingredients of tomatoes, onions, chiles, and cilantro. Here, the chosen beans are canned black-eyed peas, so you can easily put this together. Make it a couple of days in advance so the flavors can meld. Serve with tortilla chips, and you have a crowd-pleasing party appetizer with little effort.
Skillet Seafood Sausage Paella will make you look like a Master Chef when you put it on the table. Paella is a Spanish dish that combines saffron-flavored rice with seafood, meats, and vegetables. It’s a one-pot meal that is a pleasure to the eyes and tastes worthy for a king. Although it may look complicated, you will be surprised at how easy it is to make.
This is a simple dish of chicken simmered with vegetables, sausage, and wine. It is very similar to the Italian cacciatora or hunter’s stew. Some call it “smothered” or stewed chicken due to the moist cooking process. The vegetables add a natural sweetness to the gravy which is amazing over mashed potatoes, noodles or pasta, or rice.
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.
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.
Colorful 7 Veggie Rice combines aromatic arborio rice with the goodness of seven different vegetables. It is the perfect side dish for any entree. Fast and easy.
Italian sausage soup is a comfort food in many households. There are as many variations of it as there are Moms in the kitchen. This simple version includes fresh Roma tomatoes, carrots, and escarole (or spinach). It is fortified with cannellini beans, orzo, and of course, garlic. Try this heart-warming meal in a bowl on a cold winter night or any day of the year.