Hearty Dinner Thursday: Soups and Stews
On Hearty Dinner Thursday, we plan to give you lots of meal ideas that will replenish your energy after a tough week. The main qualification of a hearty dinner? It’s filling, and dishes up lots of protein and nutrients. Keep reading to get the recipes for this Thursday’s hearty meal, and enjoy the day! Soups and stews are some of the heartiest dinner ideas, because they’re totally customizable and work great as a main dish or side. Keep reading for some great stews and their recipes!
1. Over the Top Pork Stew: This pork stew is especially good on a cold winter day. The men in my family enjoy this with its full bodied flavor. I developed this by accident one day cleaning out the fridge. Mixing all these ingredients together gives a rich texture and flavor that everyone in your family will enjoy.
2. Beef Stew with Parsley Dumplings: The dumplings in this stew are homemade with the extra taste of parsley. This is perfect for the meat-and-potatoes lovers in your family because the beef and potatoes really add a great flavor to the entire stew.
3. Bear Stew: For those of you who are ready for a challenge, it’s time to head to a butcher who specializes in exotic food, or be ready to experience hunting season come fall. Bear stew is a rich mixture of meat and vegetables that is perfect for a cozy night in. If you don’t have any bear meet on hand, feel free to substitute beef, as this recipe will still turn out great.
You tell us: What is your favorite way to make stew? Do you have a special recipe, or do you just throw it together every time?