Chef's Notes, Free Recipes, Soups & Stews

A Really Big Chili

You may think of chilis as stews of meat and beans, but in this instance, the beef is the star in a vegetable and chile-laced sauce. The Korean chile pepper is worth seeking out, but don’t worry if you can’t find it. Makes 8 Servings

Soups & Stews

Beef Broth

Makes 2 ½ quarts broth Ingredients 4 lb bony beef cuts, such as short ribs or shank 1/2 cup tomato purée 3 qt cold water, plus more as needed 1 large yellow onion, cut into medium dice 1 leek, chopped 1 celery stalk, cut into medium dice 1/4 cup celery […]

Soups & Stews

Brodo

Ingredients 3 lb beef (top blade chuck or shank) One 3- to 4-lb chicken 3 medium yellow onions 3 carrots 3 celery stalks 3 fresh or canned plum tomatoes 1 sachet containing 3 whole cloves, 8 black peppercorns, 2 bay leaves, 1 small bunch flat-leaf parsley, and 3 thyme sprigs […]

Soups & Stews

Cheddar & Beer Soup

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 1/4 cup canola oil 1 cup all-purpose flour 3 cups Vegetable Stock 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 cup minced yellow onion 1 cup small-dice white mushrooms 1/2 cup small-dice celery 1/2 cup small-dice carrot 1 garlic clove, minced One 12-oz bottle beer 2 tablespoons dry mustard […]

Soups & Stews

Chicken Broth

Makes 2 1/2 quarts broth Ingredients 4 lb stewing hen parts, including backs and necks 3 qt cold water, plus more as needed 1 large yellow onion, cut into medium dice 1 celery stalk, cut into medium dice 1 carrot, cut into medium dice 5 black peppercorns, cracked 4 parsley […]