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Posole is a traditional Mexican stew most often made with pork and hominy (dried corn kernels that have been treated to soften the hull) cooked in a fragrant chile-based sauce. In this quick vegetarian recipe, we rely on the meatiness of pinto beans and butternut squash combined with hand-crushed whole tomatoes to make a satisfying stew.

Recipe: Butternut Squash & Tomato Posole

 
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Butternut Squash & Tomato Posole

Butternut Squash & Tomato P…

Posole is a traditional Mexican stew most often made with pork and hominy (dried corn kernels that h…View slide
Smoked Turkey, Kale & Rice Bake

Smoked Turkey, Kale & Rice …

This hearty one-skillet dinner is loaded with celery, kale, tomatoes and quick-cooking brown rice. I…View slide
Classic Hamburger

Classic Hamburger

Slow-cooked onions add moisture and flavor to these lean beef burgers. A quick blend of mayonnaise, …View slide
Roast Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

Roast Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

Caramelized sweet potatoes and red onion are the bed for chicken thighs that cook up fast in a very …View slide
Garlic Chicken

Garlic Chicken

Whole garlic cloves are mild when simmered with chicken in a simple white wine-mustard sauce in this…View slide
Sweet & Sour Pork

Sweet & Sour Pork

Pineapple, tomato and pork combine in a sweet-tangy sauce in this easy, bright- flavored sweet and s…View slide
Tuna, Artichoke & Basil Stuffed Potatoes

Tuna, Artichoke & Basil Stu…

These baked potatoes topped with canned tuna, artichoke hearts, provolone cheese and basil may seem …View slide
Carne Asada Tacos

Carne Asada Tacos

These flank-steak soft tacos are so tasty and easy, they should be in everyone’s repertoire. Plus …View slide
Herbed Salsa with Grilled Chicken

Herbed Salsa with Grilled C…

This fresh tomato salsa, which doubles as a marinade for grilled chicken, is packed with flavor from…View slide
Tofu & Vegetable Stew

Tofu & Vegetable Stew

A predominance of umami ingredients (tofu, miso, eggs, soy sauce) make this chunky vegetable stew re…View slide
Spaghetti with Quick Meat Sauce

Spaghetti with Quick Meat S…

Instead of opening a jar of sauce, try this easy spaghetti with meat sauce on a weeknight. Serve wit…View slide
Smoky Black Bean Soup

Smoky Black Bean Soup

This will probably be the most hauntingly delicious black bean soup you’ve ever tasted. The coffee…View slide
Steak Bun

Steak Bun

“Bun” is a Vietnamese noodle dish typically made with cold rice noodles, lots of crunchy vegetab…View slide
Sauerkraut & Sausage Casserole

Sauerkraut & Sausage Casserole

One bite of this hearty sausage casserole recipe—full of sauerkraut, apples and kielbasa—and you…View slide
Chipotle-Orange Broccoli & Tofu

Chipotle-Orange Broccoli & …

Chipotle peppers add kick to this tofu and broccoli stir-fry recipe. If you’re shy about spice, cu…View slide
Feta & Spinach Couscous Patties

Feta & Spinach Couscous Pat…

Feta, spinach and dill flavor these tofu patties. Slice some lemon wedges and pick up some whole-whe…View slide
Quick Chicken Cordon Bleu

Quick Chicken Cordon Bleu

To make traditional cordon bleu, you layer prosciutto (or other ham) and cheese in between thin slic…View slide
Apricot-Espresso Glazed Roast Pork Loin

Apricot-Espresso Glazed Roa…

A little espresso gives a robust edge to the sweet-tart apricot glaze for this roasted pork loin. Th…View slide
Lasagna with Slow-Roasted Tomato Sauce

Lasagna with Slow-Roasted T…

Slow-roasting the tomatoes gives the tomato sauce for this lasagna recipe an intense depth of flavor…View slide
Sicilian Olive Chicken

Sicilian Olive Chicken

This saucy one-skillet chicken dish is full of tomatoes, spinach, olives and capers. Try Kalamata ol…View slide
Lemon-Rosemary Turkey Meatballs

Lemon-Rosemary Turkey Meatb…

Lemon and rosemary flavor both these turkey meatballs and their velvety-rich sauce. Thyme can be use…View slide
Thyme, Pork Chop & Pineapple Skillet Supper

Thyme, Pork Chop & Pineappl…

Thyme adds bright, woodsy flavor to pork and pineapple in this simple one-skillet supper. Serve with…View slide
Quick Chicken Tikka Masala

Quick Chicken Tikka Masala

One of the most popular Indian dishes in the U.S. and the U.K., chicken tikka masala usually involve…View slide
Thai Chicken & Mango Stir-Fry

Thai Chicken & Mango Stir-Fry

Both ripe and underripe mango work well in this chicken and vegetable stir-fry. If the mangoes you h…View slide
Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili

Sweet Potato & Black Bean C…

Make a double batch of this quick vegetarian chili, full of black beans and sweet potatoes, and eat …View slide
Pork Chop Suey

Pork Chop Suey

Chop suey is often made with bamboo shoots and water chestnuts—add them to this recipe if you wish…View slide
Tofu au Vin

Tofu au Vin

You don’t have to be a vegetarian to love this meat-free twist on the classic French dish coq au v…View slide
Cube Steak with Mushroom-Sherry Sauce

Cube Steak with Mushroom-Sh…

Cube steak is a tougher cut of meat pounded to make it tender. We like it because it cooks quickly a…View slide
Iberian-Style Sausage & Chicken Ragù

Iberian-Style Sausage & Chi…

This hearty sausage and chicken ragu was inspired by a fabulous stew Bruce Aidells enjoyed when he w…View slide
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