Let's face it. Summer is a time for fun, and some parents don't want to stay in a hot house all day and cook, while some just don't have the time or energy. This is the kind of meal that you just pop in the slow cooker and do whatever you and your family have to do for 6-8 hours. Then just put it in some lettuce wraps and eat! It's easy, fuss-free, and I think it tastes great.
This is a fresh salsa mix that is easy and takes only minutes! Great with chips, or on tacos, in burritos, etc.
Black-eyed peas bring a Southern flair to a Latin favorite.
Let the taste of Brazil simmer in your home all day. When you're ready, spoon out this hot, hearty stew and count down the days till Festival.
Eat just like the cowboys on the old range. Bust out a cast-iron skillet and make yourself this spicy cornbread. Then listen for the howl of the wolf and the lowing of the cattle.
With all the can opening you get prepping this recipe, it almost counts as a workout. The payoff? Besides stronger forearms, a chili that cooks up very quick.
Instead of a bowl that you would just have to wash with precious water, you put your soup in a hollowed out round sourdough loaf. You are a master of conservation.
That's right, five chilis. Count 'em up: Red bell, jalapeno, anaheim, powdered and chipotle. All that spice gets a healthy teammate in ground turkey. Inspired by Danny Jaye's "Best Damn Chili."
For a chili that won't set tongues aflame, try this mild turkey version.
A very thick chili with plenty of flavor. Turkey stands in for beef as a healthier option. Inspired by JRich664's Hot Dog Chili Sauce
A host of special ingredients give this complex chili an incredible taste. Inspired by bakerandahalf's "Northwestern Sweet Chili"
Like your chili hot? Try this turkey chili with a host of peppers and spices. Inspired by Chef Tom's "Not For the Faint of Heart Chili"
You'll put a big dent in the pantry with this simple slow cooker chili. Use up your stray cans of beans, corn, and tomatoes to make yourself a hearty meal.
A different kind of chili that might become a family favorite. What makes it sweet? Well, sugar of course, but also a hefty helping of nutmeg. Inspired by bakerandahalf's "Northwestern Sweet Chili"
If you choose chili for spiciness, stop here. This is the recipe for you. It's basic--just beef, onions, and tomatoes, and then a ton of spice. Keep beer, milk, or the fire extinguisher nearby. Inspired by Chef Tom's "Not For the Faint of Heart Chili."
Food Network host and star chef Tyler Florence recommends this chili for game day. Read our interview with Tyler for more cooking tips.
Italian and Irish cuisine got together and spawned this delicious, beefy snack. Serve on St. Patrick's Day for a different twist to the holiday.
Easy short ribs flavored with fresh mushrooms and cream of mushroom soup. You can be out in your workshop or working on the car while these cook up in your slow cooker.
For this grilled bratwurst recipe, you make the slightest extra effort to flavor the brats and make a tasty corn relish. The result: Maybe the best bratwurst you've ever had.
Sure, you can just grill sausages and enjoy a great summer meal. But what if you cook this delicious beer sauce to drizzle over them? Like the difference between a shutout and a perfect game, it's turning a great meal into something you'll never forget.