Comfort Food

Comfort food is food that stirs up fond foodie memories and makes you feel warm and cozy. These comfort food recipes deliver on that promise.

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    Instant Pot Chili con Carne

    Although multicookers can’t replace every tool in the kitchen, they sure are coming close. Chili con carne is one of our favorite dishes to re-create in them. This cooks up fast but tastes like it simmered all day! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Beef Taco Chili

    This one of my husband's absolute favorite dishes. It was also voted Best Chili in our county's autumn Harvest Festival....


    Spiced Butternut Squash Chili

    I love how a hint of heat with a touch of sweetness from the Gustus Vitae spicy chocolate cinnamon cane...


    Hearty Tex-Mex Chili

    I dreamed up this hearty chili with a Tex-Mex twist 25 years ago. It’s still everyone’s favorite and the go-to...


    Three-Bean Veggie Chili

    I adapted a recipe that my sister gave me to suit my family's tastes. The bulgur has a nice texture,...

    Pumpkin-Lentil Soup

    I was really craving a hot delicious soup—something filling and healthy. I looked around my kitchen for a few ingredients,...


    Bean & Bulgur Chili

    Come in from the cold to a piping hot bowl of this zesty bulgur and bean chili. The bulgur adds...

    Spicy Peanut Chicken Chili

    After spending time in the Southwest, I discovered Mexican peanut chicken and thought it would be fun to make it...


    Patio Pintos

    Any time Mom had the gang over for dinner, she made these pinto beans. Once she made a batch for...


    Italian Sausage Bean Soup

    In the cold months, I like to put on a big pot of this comforting soup. It cooks away while...


    Homemade Cilantro Bean Burgers

    These pantry-friendly bean burgers are a tempting alternative to beef. Cilantro, cumin and lime juice add a lively Latin kick.—Dorothy...

    No-Guilt Beefy Nachos

    Nachos you can feel good about! This meaty topping has less fat and sodium than typical nacho beef because you...


    Mexican Bean ‘n’ Barley Chili

    Chili powder adds just the right amount of “heat” to this filling, fast and fabulous vegetarian meal idea from Lana...


    Flavorful Taco Soup

    You’ll get a kick out of this hearty, Southwest-inspired soup from Sandi Lee of Houston, Texas. Feel free to dunk...


    Bean Soup with Cheddar Cornmeal Dumplings

    "I created my own, easy-to-prepare bean soup based on one we liked at a local Mexican restaurant," writes Shannon Kohn...


    Beef ‘n’ Chili Beans

    I took this dish to the last church meal we had, and it was a hit! Several of the ladies...

    Zippy Sausage Chili

    Our family loves Mexican food, but I wasn't happy with any chili recipes I came across. So I decided to...


    Cornbread-Topped Frijoles

    My family often requests this economical slow-cooker favorite. It's loaded with fresh southwestern flavors. One batch makes several servings—but it...


    Hearty Sausage-Chicken Chili

    The company I work for has an annual chili cook-off, and this unusual recipe of mine was a winner. I...


    Taco Bean Soup

    "This hearty three-bean soup is very easy to fix," remarks Sharon Thompson of Hunter, Kansas. "You can add a can...


    Beefy Beans ‘N’ Rice

    This easy skillet dish has a nice barbecue flavor that goes over well in winter.—Rebecca Roberts, Odessa, Texas


    Hominy Taco Chili

    "This robust chili is easy to prepare with canned items and receives rave reviews," says Barbara Wheless, Sheldon, South Carolina....


    Three-Bean Bake

    Being big eaters, my three sons love this recipe that I created. Leftovers can be used as a taco filling...


    Ham and Bean Chili

    Leftover ham gets an unusual treatment from Carol Forcum of Marion, Illinois in this creative chili blend that features three...

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    Pinto Bean Stew

    This thick, hearty stew is loaded with beans and vegetables and makes a wonderful supper on cold winter days. I...


    Zippy Three-Bean Chili

    Agnes Hamilton of Scott Depot, West Virginia uses convenient canned pinto, black and great northern beans to speed up preparation...


    Three-Bean Chili

    You won't miss meat in this tasty bean chili.


    Pinto Bean Zucchini Boats

    Zucchini shells take center stage when filled with vegetables, beans and sauce.


    Colony Mountain Chili

    My husband created this chili for a local cooking contest, and it won the People's Choice award. It's loaded with...


    Four Bean Turkey Chili

    Four kinds of beans and plenty of seasonings make this chunky chili a crowd-pleaser, particularly on autumn days. "Serve bowls...