Image of Winter Mexican Corn Soup via Verses from My Kitchen
It’s post-holiday winter, so in my house that means hearty soups and stews. But we all get bored with the same old varieties, right?
I not only like to try new recipes, but I love experimenting with new ingredients. So here we go — I’ve done some research and found some exciting recipes to try! First, is Winter Mexican Corn Soup . I’m all over this for many reasons, the main being that it involves ancho chili powder. This kicked-up spice is made from dried poblano peppers, and it gives your recipe a kick of heat and warmth we all need in the winter.
Image via Martha Stewart
Wouldn’t you know Martha Stewart has already experimented with spices for us? Her recipe for Indian Stew includes one of my favorite winter ingredients — ground ginger. It’s not just for holiday cookie recipes! This adds a lovely aromatic element to your stew. Can’t wait to try this one out — maybe for the Prairie Hive gals’ next meeting!
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Even if you’re craving the classic beef stew, you can add an unexpected flavor to make it special. This recipe for Balsamic Beef Stew is just the trick. Use that aged balsamic vinegar you got for the holidays for a rich flavor.
Image via A Bitchin’ Kitchen
I’d never thought to combine these flavors in the recipe above — Chipolte Sweet Potato Soup. I love chipolte in adobo sauce , so I always have some in my freezer (hint, you only need one or two of these smoked jalapenos, so freeze the rest of your can when done!). I”m not the hugest fan of sweet potato casserole at the holidays, so some heat would do me just fine.
What’s your favorite go-to stew or soup recipe for winter?