Better Homes and Gardens October 2011 Recipes

Check out our newest recipes from Better Homes and Gardens magazine: quick dinners, sweet potato recipes, new twists on chili, and more!


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Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

    Pumpkin, sage, and walnuts put a cozy fall spin on everyone's favorite macaroni and cheese.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   30 mins  350°F 
Stand   10 mins 
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Beef and Bean Chili

    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.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Cook   20 mins 
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Two Tomato Stew Chili

    This beef chili packs a two-tomato wallop with both dried and canned tomatoes. Crushed red pepper adds bite, balanced by mild and sweet red and green chiles. Golden raisins are another element of surprise.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Cook  1 hr 
4/20
Texas Red Chili

    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.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   40 mins 
Cook   30 mins 
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Hominy and Chorizo Chili

    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.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   45 mins 
Cook   20 mins 
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Game Day Chili

    Dried plums sweeten and thicken the mix while balancing the spiciness in this all-time favorite recipe.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   40 mins 
Slow Cook  6 hrs  to 7 hrs on low, or 3 to 3-1/2 hours on high
7/20
Spicy White Chili

    To make this soup budget-friendly and hearty, opt for turkey. A pinch of cayenne delivers mild heat, while shredded Monterrey jack and sour cream enrich the white-bean broth.

Makes: 8 servings
Start to Finish   50 mins 
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Vegetarian Green Chili

    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.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Cook   28 mins 
9/20
Harvest Chili

    Cayenne and chili powder add heat to the mix of chicken-apple sausage, butternut squash, and Granny Smith apples. Ladle it onto a bed of polenta for a satisfying one-dish dinner.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Cook   30 mins 
10/20
Roasted Sweets & Greens

    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.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   10 mins 
Roast   34 mins  400°F 
11/20
Cumin-Rubbed Sweet Potatoes with Sage

    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.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Bake  1 hr  375°F 
Cool   5 mins 
12/20
Candied Sweet Potato Pie

    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.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   45 mins 
Bake   43 mins  to  49 mins  450°F /425 degrees F
13/20
Pork Chops, Apples & Greens

    Top crispy pork chops with apples, spinach, and a quick pan-gravy of honey, mustard, and vinegar.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
14/20
Meatball & Vegetable Kabobs

    Thread Italian-style meatballs, zucchini, and cherry tomatoes onto skewers, and then grill or broil for a super easy dinner or satisfying appetizer idea.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
15/20
Autumn Couscous Bowl

    This quick dinner recipe is brimming with fall flavors -- butternut squash, cauliflower, and thyme.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   35 mins 
16/20
Smoky Chicken Pizzas

    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.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
Bake   10 mins  425°F 
17/20
Cajun Snapper with Red Beans & Rice

    Frankfurters are a tasty addition to this spicy red beans and rice. Top with a flavorful filet of pan-fried snapper.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
18/20
Fajita-Style Quesadillas

    This fresh appetizer combines two Mexican-restaurant favorites and only costs 43 cents per serving.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Cook   5 mins 
19/20
Chocolate-Sesame Cookies

    Sesame seeds are an unexpected pairing for chocolate, but they add terrific crunch to these chewy cookies.

Makes: 42 servings
Serving size: about 3-1/2 dozen
Prep   30 mins 
Chill   30 mins 
Bake   10 mins  350°F per batch
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