American soups, stews & chilis recipes

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African Chicken in Peanut Sauce

African Chicken in Peanut Sauce

I first had this in graduate school when a classmate from Ghana cooked it for an International progressive dinner. I fell in love with the…

John Spottiswood
Nov 2009
Advanced
49 votes
20825 views
Sweet potato and ginger soup (with a kick)

Sweet potato and ginger soup (with a kick)

This soup is delicious and very easy to make.

Gail Dickerson
Sep 2008
Intermediate
10 votes
12350 views
Alton Brown Lentil Soup

Alton Brown Lentil Soup

I adapted this recipe from one by Alton Brown. I added spinach, potatoes, and scallions and removed grains of paradise. Our whole family really…

John Spottiswood
Dec 2012
Advanced
10 votes
1842 views
Hearty Red Lentil Soup

Hearty Red Lentil Soup

This is a wonderfully flavored soup that our whole family really enjoyed. I'm a huge fan of traditional Turkish Red Lentil soup which has more…

John Spottiswood
Sep 2011
Advanced
9 votes
1607 views
Pork Goulash

Pork Goulash

This recipe sounds common, but it originates from the Boston Ritz Carlton where it was one of their three signature dishes for a long time. Once…

John Spottiswood
Sep 2010
Advanced
9 votes
1655 views
Italian Spinach Soup

Italian Spinach Soup

Suprise, surprise. Another amazing recipe adapted from Marcella Hazan's Essential's of Italian Cooking. This is one of my bibles. Not only did I…

John Spottiswood
Oct 2009
Advanced
9 votes
11146 views
Curried Lentil Stew with rice

Curried Lentil Stew with rice

This curried lentil stew is an awesome winter dish. It will warm you and sooth you with its soft texture and rich flavor. Vegetarians can leave…

Nancy Miyasaki
Jan 2009
Intermediate
8 votes
7796 views
Awesome Split Pea Soup

Awesome Split Pea Soup

We made this soup by combining the best of two recipes...one from America's Test Kitchen and one from Cook's Illustrated's the Best New Recipe. I…

John Spottiswood
Dec 2009
Advanced
8 votes
4174 views
Creamy Lentil and Broccoli Soup

Creamy Lentil and Broccoli Soup

This is a creamy, flavorful, and incredibly healthy soup. The next time you're in the mood for split pea soup (also very healthy), try this…

John Spottiswood
Nov 2011
Advanced
8 votes
1146 views
Southwestern Cocido

Southwestern Cocido

Cocido is a prized stew in Spain and Spanish colonies that can mix a variety of ingredients into a delicious concoction. It can be made with or…

John Spottiswood
Jan 2008
Advanced
7 votes
6922 views
Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup

I love tomato soup and this one is easy (I don't cook anything that's hard!)! I serve it for the kids as a weeknight dinner with cheese…

Anna
Mar 2008
Beginner
7 votes
7461 views
Lentil Soup

Lentil Soup

This is my super easy, staple Lentil soup that everyone eats and enjoys. It's healthy and mild, good for everyone.

Nancy Miyasaki
Nov 2008
Intermediate
7 votes
6509 views
Three Sisters Soup (Beans, Corn and Squash Soup) with Crock Pot Option

Three Sisters Soup (Beans, Corn and Squash Soup) with Crock Pot Option

“Three Sisters” refers to the three main crops of Native Americans: beans,…

Salad Foodie
Jan 2012
Professional
6 votes
3200 views
New England Clam Chowder

New England Clam Chowder

Easy, creamy traditional clam chowder without hassle.

arthur jimenez
Jun 2008
Intermediate
7 votes
11281 views
Slow Cooker Beef with Barley Soup

Slow Cooker Beef with Barley Soup

Cooking the pearl barley a long time gives this soup a nutty flavor and smooth texture. It's very different…

John Spottiswood
Oct 2010
Advanced
6 votes
2618 views