While some states, like Texas (specifically Austin, which many regard as the birthplace of BBQ), get a lot of credit for their smoked and seasoned meats and sides, the reality is there are good barbecue joints on both sides of the Mississippi and as far north as Canada. From Toronto to Santa Fe, Washington, D.C. to Austin, here are our picks for unique barbecue in North America. Prepare to get your hands dirty.See More
Why do we love curry? Let us count the ways: It's a sweet-heat blend of many spices, including turmeric (which gives curry its characteristic yellow tint), cinnamon, cloves, fenugreek, cumin, nutmeg, chiles, and coriander; it adds depth to chicken dishes, vegetable soups, and even snack mixes; and its heat is a subtle, slow burn that lets food shine. Read on for some of our favorite recipes with curry powder. Kitchen tip: Curry powder loses its pungency quickly and should be stored no longer than 2 months.View Slideshow
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A generous handful of corn chips is the crunchy accent on this classic family-style chili. We've updated the method: It takes only 10 minutes to simmer and blend flavors of beef, onions, tomato, jalapeno chiles, and beans.
To tempt the serious chili-head, this recipe is all meat, no means. It's a mix of lean ground beef and thick-cut bacon simmered in garlic-laden broth. Just before serving, top with cheddar slices.
With fresh Southwest flavor, this chili is made with spicy chorizo. Carrots, peppers, and grape tomatoes bring a lighter touch. Corn hominy is a tasty stand-in for beans.
Dried plums sweeten and thicken the mix while balancing the spiciness in this all-time favorite recipe.
Cilantro, spinach, Edamame, and green onions send a healthy message, while sparking fresh flavor. A jar of salsa verde is a timesaving substitute that makes this chili unique.
These simple and satisfying roasted wedges are seasoned with garlic and paired with crunchy hazelnuts, then finished as they come out of the oven with a handful of peppery arugula and splash of vinegar.
Sweet potato skins become crisp and flavorful when rubbed with coarse salt and cumin before baking. Dollops of butter spiked with maple syrup and crushed red pepper melt into the fluffy centers for a luscious spicy-sweet taste.
A classic sweet side becomes a full-fledged dessert. Sweet potatoes are browned in butter and sugar, then baked in a flaky pecan crust with lemon zest.
Top crispy pork chops with apples, spinach, and a quick pan-gravy of honey, mustard, and vinegar.
Individual-size pizza crusts or flatbreads are the key to this quick and easy recipe. Top these mouthwatering pizzas with shredded chicken, red onion, mozzarella, and arugula.
Frankfurters are a tasty addition to this spicy red beans and rice. Top with a flavorful filet of pan-fried snapper.
This fresh appetizer combines two Mexican-restaurant favorites and only costs 43 cents per serving.