Comfort Food Fun
When the jackets go on all, the best recipes come out. ✊
Celebrate the return of fall with these fun, flavorful, filling comfort food favorites!
Ravioli Lasagna 🙌 🙌 🙌
We don’t mess around when it comes to lists. To prove it, we’re kicking off with a recipe that is the full trifecta of all things comforting in “comfort foods”. Filling pasta. Saucy goodness. Creamy cheesiness… ravioli lasagna has it all. Combine that with the fact they replaced already-awesome lasagna noodles with a cheese-filled pasta alternative and there’s no denying this would be a win for the whole family.
Awesome ingredients served in a delicious creamy base is always a good idea, and this recipe is proof. Filled with potatoes, corn, carrots, celery, ham and bacon all cooked together in a broth with oregano, thyme and bay leaf, milk, flour and sour cream are added to thicken it into a thick, creamy chowder that’s sure to be a household favorite. Don’t forget to serve with some crusty bread. 😍
Grab some pulled pork from our Wood Smoked Bar-B-Que and you are in business for this must-try. Not only are they fully loaded with butter, bbq sauce, cheddar cheese, pulled pork, sour cream and jalapeño, but there’s no fancy steps to baking your potato. Simply wash, dry, pierce, oil, season and bake for 400º F until tender. From there, just stuff and enjoy.
Talk about rich! Dijon mustard is one ingredient that makes a major difference in any of the recipes it touches, especially when it’s an addition to a thick garlic butter and herb sauce! Made in one pan and ready in less than 30 minutes, this stove top chicken thighs recipe is a great choice for weeknights or special occasions alike for its mega flavor. You can pair it with rice, pasta, roasted cauliflower or brussels sprouts, but we would have to suggest mashed potatoes.
As a true testament to the awesomeness of enchiladas, this dish is packed to-the-nines with numerous fillings that create a variety of great tastes and textures. Add, omit or use whatever ingredient alternatives you wish (corn, sweet potato, spinach), we’re confident any changes you make will do just fine covered and baked in such an awesome homemade chipotle enchilada sauce! And if you’re not sold yet, we should mention the chicken is cooked in the enchilada sauce, guaranteeing maximum tenderness and flavor. PS. don’t forget the guac on top!
Chicken, shrimp and sausage in a flavor-filled medley of rice and veggies! This jambalaya brings the bright, rich spices of New Orleans to your kitchen in a one-pot meal sure to please the whole family. You can alter the spiciness to suit your preference with more or less red pepper flakes/hot sauce, but either way the other Cajun spices will warm you from the inside out! Serve with some baguette slices or cornbread for pure comfort food bliss.
As with barbecue favorites like pulled pork, brisket and ribs, low and slow is the way to go! With this in mind, braised beef is a must-try comfort food. Used most notably in Italian Sunday Sauces, a braise is done by searing meat lightly then stewing slowly over a few hours. Popularly done with short ribs, braising is an amazing way to turn cheaper, less-loved cuts of protein into beautifully tender, juicy, meaty, budget-friendly meal time masterpieces. If you have yet to try a braise, this recipe cooks 4 pounds of beef chuck in red wine with fresh herbs, turning it into moist, tender, pull apart deliciousness.
With football in full swing, it’s no doubt you’ll be seeing more and more chili in the coming months. If/when you hear the call to get your chili on, take things up a notch with this cheesy, meaty, spicy Chili Mac and Cheese. Not only do you get to enjoy the hearty goodness of chili’s classic beef and beans, but with all that macaroni and cheese mixed in, you get to experience the awesomeness of when comfort foods collide!
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What are your favorite comfort food recipes? Tag us with #BestMarket, we would love to see!
October 1, 2019