A Recipe for Beef Brisket with Carrots, and a Giveaway for a Le Creuset 7-1/4 Quart Round French Oven (Giveaway Ended 3/14/12)

(The giveaway ended on March 14, but I hope you’ll read on for our awesome recipes!) My mom makes the best beef brisket in the world. The second best recipe (in my humble opinion) is this one from The New Basics Cookbook by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins. I make it several times each winter, and I am finally getting around to sharing it with all of you. Read on for the recipe (I’ve added a few tweaks), a delicious way to use the leftovers in nutrient-rich quesadillas, and our latest super-duper giveaway for a Le Creuset Round French Oven.

My favorite way to serve beef brisket is with oven-roasted creamer potatoes and steamed asparagus drizzled with evoo and kosher salt. Even though the original recipe says it serves eight, my family of four gets way more servings out of it.

Nach Waxman’s Brisket of Beef

Makes 10 to 12 Servings

One of my go-to recipe sources is The New Basics Cookbook. Page 494 of my book is well worn because I turn to it so often. Nach Waxman’s Brisket of Beef calls for just a few simple ingredients including lean beef brisket, and I always ask my butcher to cut off as much of the fat as possible so I don’t have to hassle with it when I get home. For this recipe, I use more carrots than the original recipe calls for, and I add some red cooking wine to enhance the depth of flavor.  The original recipe calls for a 5 to 6 pound brisket, but I prefer a slightly smaller piece because it fits nicely into my Le Creuset.

  • One 4 to 5 pound first-cut brisket of beef, trimmed of most of its fat and cut in half
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • Coarsely ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 8 onions, thickly sliced and separated into rings
  • 1/3 cup red cooking wine (I use Holland House Cooking Wine)
  • 2 cloves garlic, quartered
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1½ teaspoons kosher salt

1. Preheat the oven to 375 F. Dust the meat very lightly with the flour.  Sprinkle with pepper.

2. Heat half the oil in a large heavy flameproof casserole (I use my 7-¼ Quart Le Creuset Round French Oven).  Add half the brisket, and brown on both sides over medium-high heat until some crisp spots appear on the surface. Repeat with the remaining oil and beef.

3. Transfer the brisket to a dish.  Keeping the heat medium high, add the onions to the casserole and stir, scraping up the brown particles left from the meat. Cook until the onions have softened and have developed  a handsome brown color, 10 to 15 minutes.

4. Stir in the cooking wine. Scrape up any brown bits on the bottom of the pan, and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the garlic and carrots

5. Remove the casserole from the heat, and place the brisket, along with any juices that have accumulated, on top of the onions.  Spread the tomato paste over the brisket as if you were icing a cake.  Sprinkle with pepper and the salt.  Cover tightly.  Place the casserole on the middle rack in the oven, and bake for 1½ hours.

6. Remove the casserole from the oven, and transfer the meat to a cutting board.  Cut it into 1/8 – 1/4 inch-thick slices.  Return the slices to the pot, overlapping them at an angle so that you can see a bit of the top edge of each slice (in effect resembling the brisket, slightly slanted).

7. Correct the seasoning if necessary, and if absolutely necessary add 2 or 3 teaspoons of water to the casserole. Cover, and return the casserole to the oven.  Cook until the meat is brown and fork-tender, 1-3/4 to 2 hours longer. Transfer to a heated platter and serve at once.

Nutrition Information per Serving:  430 calories, 16g fat (5g saturated), 330mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 57g protein, 45% vitamin A, 15% vitamin C, 25% iron

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Brisket is one of the 29 lean cuts of beef available at the market. It’s rich in nutrients — protein, iron, zinc, B vitamins — and is ideal for braising and slow cooking.

We usually eat the brisket for two nights. On the third night, I make quesadillas. The ingredients in these easy-to-assemble, anything-goes quesadillas include chopped leftover brisket and carrots, frozen corn kernels (thawed), diced red bell peppers (sauteed), fresh cilantro, BBQ sauce, and shredded low-fat Cheddar cheese. Arrange over half of each of the flour tortillas you’re using, fold in half, and cook in a non-stick skillet with a bit of canola oil. Slice in half or into thirds and devour!

GIVEAWAY NEWS: I am hooked on my Le Creuset French Oven and turn to it every time I make this recipe. (I also use it for soups, stews, and cooking up big batches of kale and other hearty greens.) And now, one of you will own one too. Thanks to our friends at Le Creuset, one lucky blog reader (or Facebook fan), will win a 7-¼ Quart Le Creuset Round French Oven valued at $280.00. Winner gets to pick the color 🙂

To Enter: Leave a comment here or on Facebook and tell us about your family’s favorite winter soup, stew, braise, or slow cooker meal and/or why you would love to own this heavy-duty French oven.

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Janice and I hope you’re as excited about this giveaway as we are! Please be sure to leave us a new comment every time you do something extra, and GOOD LUCK. The giveaway ends on March 14th at noon, and as always we’ll use random.org to pick our winners.

723 responses to “A Recipe for Beef Brisket with Carrots, and a Giveaway for a Le Creuset 7-1/4 Quart Round French Oven (Giveaway Ended 3/14/12)”

  1. Amy says:

    My favorite slow cooker recipe is a pork roast crusted in herb and spices and wrapped tightly in plastic wrap the night before it goes in the slow cooker.

    The seasoning gives the gravy such great flavor.

  2. Amy says:

    The brisket looks yummy. I have done brisket in the pressure cooker, but it would be nice in the oven too.

  3. LeaAnn says:

    I would love to win one of these. I always here such great things about them and can’t wait to make something in one.

  4. Paula says:

    We are a clam chowder family through and through. I would definitely be making our chowder in this french oven.

  5. Jen says:

    My family loves chicken-n-dumplings from the slow cooker during winter days. I love beef stew, but I’m outnumbered 🙂

  6. Kelly R. says:

    We love various squash soups in the winter. They’re so warm and comforting and tast even better leftover!

  7. Jayme C. says:

    Our favorite is baked potato soup with LOTS of cheese and homemade croutons.

  8. Jada says:

    My family loves Cajun Gumbo. But my husband’s favorite dish that would cook nicely in this French Oven is Pot Roast with root veggies.

  9. LISA MARTINS says:

    Our favorite slow cooker recipe would have to be good old fashion beef stew! Its a fall & winter staple in our household!

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  11. nancy says:

    My family loves clam chowder in the winter. The French Oven looks great. I would love to cook with it.

  12. Sandra says:

    My favorite in the slow cooker is braised short ribs. A little red wine, tomate paste and seasonings. WOW. Served over some garlic mashed potatoes and roasted broccoli and I’m in heaven! My mom makes a mean lentil and sausage stew in her cooker. Mine never comes out…

  13. Bonnie says:

    My favorite soup/stew is a chipotle chicken and black bean soup. It has shredded chicken, black beans, tomatoes, corn, onions and beer. I season it with chipotle and diced chilis and whatever other southwestern flavors I have in the pantry.

    I would love, love, love a le creuset roaster. Culinary tools in that price range are often out of my budget, unless I combine Christmas, my birthday, 4th of July and St. Party’s Day.

  14. Elizabeth Shields says:

    One of our very favorites is the Brainy Fish Chowder from the No Whine with Dinner Cookbook. It uses a dutch oven perfectly from the over to the stovetop. It’s a yummy bowl scraper!

  15. Allison Cofone says:

    Some of our favorites are balsamic-marinated pot roast, beef daube Provencal, Italian stuffed peppers, beef and butternut squash stew, and chicken cacciatore. I know that many families don’t have time or interest in slow cooking anymore, but I love the smell of something braising in the oven or on the stovetop for a few hours!

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  17. Carole Resnick says:

    My favorite soup is vegetable beef

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  20. Carole Resnick says:

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  23. hayley says:

    My favorite soup to make is Ina Garten’s Ribolita. I add extra greens, pancetta and a few slices of crusty french bread on the side! It’s the perfect dish to warm you on a cool day!

    I am a college student just finding my roots in cooking and have too many recipes I would like to make but no heavy duty pan to hold them…The Le Creuset French Oven would make all my wildest soup and stew dreams come true!

  24. Janice says:

    Pork carnitas – wonderful!!

  25. Wow, wow, wow… you guys are bringing out all the stops on this recipe AND the giveaway 😉

    Hmmm… if I were the lucky winner… I’d be making a vegetable braise with rosemary, parsnips, butternut squash, leeks & cannellini beans. I can smell it now 😉

  26. Michaela Baldwin says:

    My family’s favorite stew is a Dijon Chicken Stew with Kale. The recipe is a Cooking Light on and it is absolutely delicious!! Kale and Dijon are two of my very favorite things!

  27. Stephanie Kelly says:

    One of our favorites is a French Chicken Stew that I came across in a magazine a couple years ago…
    It’s DELICOUS, easy and so good on a chilly winter day. I would LOVE a LeCreuset French Oven, perfect for comfort food!!

  28. Melissa says:

    While my husband loves ALL of the soups & stews I like to cook in teh winter, our entire family (including 3 very picky kids) just LOVES the Chicken Stew with Baby Carrots recipe from the first cookbook , “Meal Makeovers”. I love that it requires so few ingredients– who doesn’t have some chicken on hand, baby carrots, and a can of tomato sauce on hand? We leave out the mushrooms, and serve it over a fun shape of whole grain pasta for a hearty meal in any weather!

    I was just watching a recipe for Beef Brisket Bread Soup on the Today show this morning, and eyeing the gorgeous French Oven pot they were using to cook it in. My crock pot broke when we moved, and I have never had anything for the oven large enough for something like this. This pot would be SO perfect for the healthy soups my family loves to enjoy!

  29. Pat says:

    Cooking in Le Creuset is the best!

  30. Tammy says:

    My favorite winter soup is split pea, served with a big chunk of fresh homemade wheat bread. 🙂

  31. Cyndi Westfalll says:

    We love to make Potato Soup and Vegetable soup with Italian sausage. Yum!

  32. Cyndi Westfalll says:

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  34. Anna Mullenax says:

    I love to make chili soup every winter!

  35. Anna Mullenax says:

    I love to make chili soup every winter!

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  37. Anna Mullenax says:

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  38. Katherine says:

    I have a 16 Bean Ham Soup That we love for wintry days~

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  40. Helen Fields says:

    Potato, ham, corn and green chili stew is a favorite of ours. I have a couple of small LeCreuset pieces and would love to win this large pot.

  41. Carolyn Freedell says:

    My picky daughter will eat the meatball soup that my mom used to make, and embarassingly simple. Open cans of beef broth, tomato soup, simmer and add about a cup of shell pasta and frozen peas, and half a bag of frozen meatballs. A little Worchestershire soup for added beef flavor, viola! (I suppose you could use your own beef broth and maybe make your own tomato soup.)

  42. Rebecca Johnson says:

    Definitely Chili!! It’s my own recipe and I’m very proud of it!! Yummy!!! Healthy too!

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  47. Sandra says:

    i enjoy exploring all sorts of healthy cooking, this beef stew sounds great!

  48. Katheryn says:

    Our soup/stew staples for winter are vegetarian chili, carrot soup, pumpkin soup, and a chicken curry soup.

  49. carrie says:

    I’ve been experimenting with slow cooking dried beans. So good and easy. I could make a huge batch in a 7 quart pan.

  50. Cari says:

    Our favorite winter soup/stew is my Green Chile. Its a great way to warm up all winter long!

  51. Ann Council says:

    This pot would be perfect for my homemade soups. I could have soup everyday.

  52. My favorite winter soup is my moms split pea with ham and bacon. Drool. I don’t have a slow cooker and could really use it so dinner will be waiting after a day at the office.

  53. Meghan Finley says:

    We always make my mother’s venison stew. Nothing reminds me more of home. I’d love one of these because it’s beautiful, I’ve always wanted one but couldn’t justify expense.

  54. randall robison says:

    In the winter i love to make Potato soup.would love to mke it in the pot.thanks

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  56. janeh says:

    Vegetarian Chili and Black Bean Soup are two of our favorites. I’d love to have one of these wonderful soup pots. La Creuset is know for it’s quality and it would be fun to cook with such a beautiful piece of cookware.

  57. Kim Fought says:

    My favorite is your sweet and hearty beef stew from No Whine with Dinner. I serve it with mashed potatoes. It is the most peas I have ever gotten my clan to eat. Le Creuset is durable for a lifetime and is a dream to cook with. Clean up is so easy with the nonstick surface. It’s also a gorgeous piece of cookware. I would LOVE to have this 7 1/4 qt piece! I posted to your facebook wall, left a status post on my facebook linking back to this post and am now following you on Pinterest. I love all your recipes Meal Makeover Moms! You Rock!

  58. Jen Stephens says:

    Thank you for this recipe! My favorite stew is an old fashioned beef stew my grandmother passed down to me. I cherish it for two reasons. One is it stews all day long and is just delicious. Another is my grnadmother, bless her heart, was not that interested in cooking. And hers was a recipe she made often. So it definitely reminds me of great food at her house. I would love to try her recipe in a French oven. Thanks again!

  59. Love brisket!! One of my familys favorites is a chicken pot pie…which is like a chicken stew with a hat on top….a buttery, flaky hat!!

  60. Courtney says:

    We love pot roast and that pot would be perfect!

  61. Carol says:

    I like to make a hearty Beef Stew, but i REALLY want this pot because my sister uses her to make homemade bread. She makes the dough the night before, and it comes out perfectly. It’s called Rocket Bread, you can Google it, the recipe is fool proof.

  62. Bonnie Timuscuk says:

    My family’s favorite is Julia Child’s Beef Borguinon. Even the kids love it! I did have to take out the mushrooms for the kids though. Really really would love to have a Le Creuset. They are beautiful and timeless.

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  65. Claire says:

    I love a classic chicken noodle soup, yum 😀

  66. Jenna Z says:

    I just made a soup recipe from The Clean Eating book, the butternut squash soup with flax, sunflower seeds and sprouts. It was SO GOOD, the sprouts (I used mixed sprouts I sprouted in my kitchen) added such a fresh, clean taste and the flax and seeds made it rich!

  67. Jenna Z says:

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  68. My favorite winter soup is split pea with kielbasi. Thanks for the giveaway chance. I would love to win.

  69. Patty says:

    We love a huge pot of my Belgian leek and potato recipe !
    It’s so easy and yummy in the winter …

    Would love to win one of these … I realized while listening to your latest podcast that I did not own a dutch oven …

    Thank you !

  70. veronica says:

    I love making soup – once fall hits we have Soup Sunday. I love them all, pasta a fagioli, butternut squash, split pea, chicken noodle, beef barley…I have been coveting a le crueset for ages!

  71. Kelly Nicholson says:

    tomato soup with beef and potaoes!!

  72. Kelly Nicholson says:

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  74. Kerry wilder says:

    I would love a dutch oven, as i have a few recipes that call for one – namely a bolognese sauce recipe I have been really wAnting to try. Favorite soup night meals are italian wedding soup, and (tonight’s menu) homemade chicken noodle with just baked french bread on the side. Yummers!

  75. Ann F says:

    Our favorite is Chicken Corn Chowder. I have be wanting to get a Le Creuset but never had the extra money to buy one

  76. Jennifer M. says:

    We love anything hot and hearty–chili, potato soups, soup beans, etc and this pot would be perfect!

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  78. Jamie says:

    Our favorite is turkey chili. A big pot of this would warm up any midwestern winter day.

  79. Kathy Langan says:

    I made a chicken veggie soup tonight with kale and beans, tomatoes sprinkled with parm. Really delicious.

  80. Derek says:

    Our favorite soup is a sweet potato purée with bacon bits. It’s a lot of prep work, but it makes an amazing amount of soup and the bacon bits add a great salty crunchy texture to the sweet soup.

  81. Nicole says:

    I would love this Dutch oven! I would make corned beef and cabbage in it for St. Patrick’s day!

  82. Nicole says:

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  84. Sarah says:

    I would love to make chili, chicken and salsa bake, roasted potatoes, beef stew… the possibilities are endless in a Le Creuset French Oven!

  85. Maureen says:

    Our favorite soup in the Winter is a chicken wild rice soup. It is a wee bit creamy and it has loads of white meat chicken and rice and the taste delicious.

  86. Amber says:

    My favorite winter stew is my mom’s oxtail soup with braised oxtail, sweet potato, onions, carrots, tomatoes and potatoes!

  87. Amber says:

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  89. Amber says:

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  90. My mom makes the most delicious chicken noodle soup. I look forward to it every winter (or when I am sick, of course 😉 ).
    What a fabulous giveaway!

  91. I followed you on pinterest..don’t know why I wasn’t before. 😉

  92. Jessica Lea, RD says:

    I love using the slow cooker to prepare a delicious breakfast of steel cut oats the night before 🙂 Easy and delicious for a wintry morning!

  93. Jessica Lea, RD says:

    Oh great, now my Pinterest addiction has been expanded! If you’re on Pinterest, you know I’ll be on that much longer to view all of your fab meal ideas 🙂 – Not to mention those dream kitchen pics 🙂

  94. Jessica Lea, RD says:

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    Thanks for the kitchen inspiration!

  95. Kristin says:

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  96. Kristin says:

    My favorite recipe in the winter is a stew. My mom makes it with tasty beef stew meat, carrots, potatoes, onion, celery, yummy! You bake it in the oven, I can taste it now!

  97. Kristin says:

    I shared the link on facebook!

  98. Ann says:

    I would LOVE to be able to prepare my family’s ‘Buffalo Beef Stew’ in a Le Creuset French Oven!

  99. Lauren B says:

    We do a turkey vegetable barley soup with Thanksgiving turkey leftovers. I’vw always wanted to own that Le Creusset pot for making my soups/ stews.

  100. Schmidty says:

    We love a hearty and thick potato/bacon soup, sprinkled with cheese and very chunky. I would love to own this French oven because it is beautiful and I’d love cooking in it.

  101. Schmidty says:

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  104. Kelly says:

    I love beef stew made in the oven and this le creuset would be great! The stew bakes for a long time at a low temperature and is so tasty!

  105. elaine says:

    Our favorite is a hearty minestrone ,lots of vegetables,yummmmmmm

  106. Donna L says:

    I like to make homemade chicken noodle soup.

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  108. Theresa Jenkins says:

    To Enter: FAV soup >pasta and lentils soup and good oldfashion beff stew

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  110. Miranda says:

    I love making split pea soup with Canadian bacon in the slow cooker.

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  113. Douglas Houston says:

    My favorite is Navy bean soup with ham

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  115. Crissy D. says:

    I love to make Lentil soup in the winter, it is satisfying and delicious.

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  118. Tari Lawson says:

    We love Chili in the winter months. It just warms us up all over :).

  119. Linda G. says:

    We love a pot roast with potato’s and carrots

  120. Cynthia C says:

    I love vegetable soup, especially in the winter months.

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  125. Amy Zachek says:

    My family’s favorite winter slow cook meal is vegetarian French onion soup. It’s a time honored tradition that never fails.

  126. Sheila K. says:

    We love turkey chili!

  127. Sheila K. says:

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  128. Brigette says:

    I recently started eating vegetarian quinoa chili almost every day and this dutch oven would be great for making a big batch!

  129. Patty S. says:

    LOVE peanut butter chicken stew in the winter! NEED this dutch oven! =)

  130. Susan Ladd says:

    My family favorite winter soup is Beef Stew. Like on Facebook – Susan Jones Ladd. I want to thank you for this awesome sweep and hope to win 🙂

  131. Lisa says:

    The hands-down favorite in our home is braised short ribs. This French oven would be absolutely perfect for making tender, fall-off-the-bone short ribs, my mouth is watering just thinking about it!!

  132. Erika P. says:

    I love Split Pea and Potato soup, and I would love to win the pot to make red beans in.

  133. jules mcnubbin says:

    oh gosh, i’d make beef stew or chili most likely but i’d probably try some new things just to use that gorgeous pot!

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  136. Paula Tavernie says:

    Beef stew!! This pot would sure help make some good Beef Stew!

  137. Amber says:

    I love making Russian Potato Soup and a hearty Vegetable Soup. Thanks!

  138. Kara D says:

    I love a delicious roast chicken! I have always wanted a nice Dutch oven, so this would be awesome to win.

  139. Kara D says:

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  140. Kristen says:

    My family LOVES French Lentil Soup, so yummy and so healthy for us too 🙂

  141. cathy castro says:

    i love the sausage and potatoe soup from Olive Garden. We found the receipe and make it at home now and it WONDERFUL! Thank you

  142. Diane says:

    Having one child who is Vegan has definitely changed our meals! Our current favorite is broccoli cheddar soup.

  143. Ilene says:

    I would use it for my French dip recipe.

  144. MaryPat says:

    Definite winter favorite is braised short ribs and beef barley soup! Would love to have one of these pots to make them in!!!

  145. Jill Robinson says:

    I would love a new French oven! My family loves chicken with dried apricots and carrots, and this pot would be perfect for taking that dish oven-to-table (unlike my current cast iron pot).

  146. Michelle says:

    I love making shredded chicken tacos in my slow cooker. It always makes the house smell so good while it cooks. We load them up with different topping and make homemade taco shells.

  147. Lisa P says:

    Slow cooker pulled pork or pulled chicken..I am not picky on my protein. 🙂

  148. Jen Casino says:

    I cook for a crowd of college “kids” every week and have loved serving them hearty chili’s, soups, and stews of all sorts this winter from corn & potato chowder to 3 bean, turkey chili. After they’ve eaten cafeteria food all week, I love giving them a home-cooked meal!

  149. Astrid says:

    I would love to win it. I would use it to make a bread in it to eat with my lentil, carrot and coconut soup

  150. Lorene says:

    My favorite winter stew is a Hungarian dish, Chicken Paprikash. So easy, mildly spicy (if one uses the correct paprika), and yummy. As to why I would like to win a Le Creuset French Oven? Um. Because I LOVE Le Creuset!!!

  151. Kristie says:

    My favorite thing to make in my slow cooker is pot roast. So nice to prepare it in the morning and forget about supper till evening!

  152. Karen says:

    My favorite slow cooker recipe is a roasted pork loin with leeks. Mmmmmmmmmmmm… Now that I think about it, I might just have to make that this week!

    I would love to own this French oven, because the one I have is a cheap knock-off and the lining is already wearing off even though I’ve only used it six times.

  153. Lois says:

    I *need* a new Le Creuset so badly. (My last one met an unfortunate end due to an unattended batch of applesauce.) I love making all sorts of soups in mine. My current favorite is a yummy cauliflower soup.

  154. Karen says:

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  155. Karen says:

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  156. Karen says:

    And I subscribe to your RSS feed. I just can’t get enough of you two. 🙂

  157. Jen K says:

    My family’s favorite soup is my husband’s aunt’s vegetable beef soup. I’m hoping I can make it as good as she does!

  158. Angela York says:

    It’s really hard for me to choose a favorite, but I have to go with chili! A good pot of chili makes winter easier to live with. I would love this nice Le Creuset pot. I have a small one and use it often. The larger size would be perfect for those big pots of soup and stew!

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  160. Jenn says:

    I would absolutely love to have a Le Creuset!! I love to make a Red Beans & Rice stew and currently use a “copycat” dutch oven, but it is not holding up!!

  161. Ashley says:

    Oh, my absolute favorite is Julia Child’s Beef Bourguignon! I make it in my old dutch oven. A new french oven would make it even better!

  162. Anna Bertorelli, RD says:

    Hi Liz and Janice — Love your website!

    I could definitely use a LeCreuset for chili, chicken cacciatore, pot roast, stews, meatballs…the list goes on and on.

    Keep up the good work! Good luck everyone!

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  164. Crystal says:

    We love a burgundy pork roast – 2 cups burgundy, 1 cup beef broth and 2 envelopes of brown gravy – all in the slow cooker.

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  169. Cristen says:

    My family’s new favorite winter meal is Slow Cooker Whole Roasted Chicken with veggies. Talk about an easy way to roast chicken – throw in a slow cooker and walk away for a few hours. We love it! I’ve never owned a ceramic dutch oven, but I’ve heard and read how wonderful they are to cook with – this would be a wonderful treat to have. Thanks!

  170. Neveen says:

    Our current favorite soup is a black bean and leek soup that has a few ingredients but tastes amazing! It starts out with dry beans, add carrots, celery, plenty of leeks, fresh thyme, bay leaves and chicken stock and let it cook for a few hours in a Le Creuset. Serve it up with fresh cilantro, guac or avocados and sour cream and it is heaven.

  171. Sara Westhead says:

    Our family favourite stew is a crockpot beef stew – sprinkle the beef stew cuts with salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder, then gently sear in a pan on the stove top. Once browned, toss in the crockpot with a can of plain tomato sauce and a bag of frozen veggies for stewing. It cooks really fast (relatively speaking) – I can do it in the morning before church (starting around 8:30am), and its ready when we get home shortly after 12! Serve over mashed potatoes!

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  175. Mariah says:

    My favorite family meal out of a french oven is chicken and dumplin’s. That is my favorite of all times and no makes it like my mom. I always make her make it for me when she comes to visit so having my own french oven would be PERFECT for when she comes to make it for me. I HOPE I WIN!

  176. Tricia says:

    Our favorite winter soup is butternut squash with apple. Yummo!

  177. Valerie Vedder says:

    We have many favorite soups, but we just fell in love with Chickpea Stew with Sausage from the New York Times. Delish. I’d love a true french oven to perfect our recipes.

  178. Laura says:

    I made years ago a braised chicken dish with lemons and olives.

    Would LOVE to make it again in this.

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  181. Mickey says:

    The brisket recipe above is exactly how I make mine! I also love a good chuck roast with carrots, potatoes, and onions.
    This pot would be excellent for kale and spinach too!

  182. Kira Damiano says:

    I have to say my favorite soup is a potato artichoke soup with a nice hunk of crusty bread. Makes cold winter nights seem warm and fuzzy. I’ve always admired the Le Creuset and thei rquality as well as the fabulous colors they come in!

  183. Happi Shopr says:

    We make Soyful Chili all the time and the whole family loves it. This would be a huge blessing to make it in.

  184. jess says:

    my husband just made the most delicious chicken and rice soup last night. it’s only had a little butter in it. 🙂 how we’d love to cook from this pot!

  185. Linda Broderick says:

    I love lentil soup in the winter. I would use the Dutch oven for risotto.

  186. jess says:

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  188. Tara says:

    I follow your blog and listen to your podcasts…love them! I’ve always wanted a Le Creuset oven to cook in. 🙂

  189. Rebecca Graham says:

    Our favorite winter soup is chicken noodle soup. I would like to win this because it is a good quality product that would last me a long, long, long time.

  190. Kelly says:

    My favorite soup is one of yours! It’s the Lazy Day Beef and Veggie Soup from your “No Whine With Dinner” cookbook. I love that it’s a crock pot recipe that is easy and taste amazing. My other favorite is your Potato Carrot Soup with Goldfish Croutons. Now, with that recipe I’m suppose make it in a Dutch oven and I have never owned one. I just make do with what I have. And so I’m entering your contest. 🙂 Thanks for all that you do!

  191. Debra Desgrosiellier says:


    i would love to own a Le Creuset dutch oven. My favorite meals are soups and stews. In fact for dinner tonight I’m making a vegetable minestrone.

  192. Kim Juul says:

    I love to make beef Goulash during the winter months. You can use lean cuts of beef stew meat to make a healthy and hearty meal.

  193. Joanne says:

    I own a small Le Creuset and it cooks my chicken soup perfectly. My children eat the carrots and I am a happy camper! I would love to own a larger one to make roast chicken in!

  194. Anne Marie says:

    My husband and I would LOVE this pot. We have a smaller dutch oven, but this would be great for chicken soup, chili and roasting chicken. So excited!

  195. Amy S says:

    My favorite soup is one from the 70’s that my mom made and I have now followed the tradition. It’s spinach potato soup. We add cubed cheese in the bottom of the bowl or sprinkle a little bacon on the top. We used to have it on Christmas Eve as a lighter meal before the feasting! Wouldn’t that be great in an orange Le Creuset?

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  198. Louise says:

    My favorite soup of any season is taco soup! Would love to win. Thanks for the contest and great site.

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  200. Amy says:

    I would definitely do a beef stew in this dutch oven! Thanks!

  201. Denise B. says:

    Our favorite soup in the winter is beef noodle or turkey noodle.

  202. Kathy M. says:

    Minestrone soup, chili, white chili and potroast are our favorites for “big pot cooking”! I make my potroast with lots of garlic, onions, black pepper and some beef broth & good red wine — it’s my #1 use for leftover wine!

  203. carolyn says:

    I would love to do a brisket in one….had it on my wishlist forever!

  204. Sue says:

    My favorite soup this winter has been minestrone, the recipe from Mollie Katzen’s New Moosewood Cookbook. I make it with whole wheat pasta and chick peas. It is a great winter meal! It would be fabulous to make it in this beautiful pot. I love to cook and have never owned a real dutch oven!

  205. Lori Barnes says:

    My favorite is the Sirlon Tip Steak w/ potaoes,carrots and onions : ) I would love to win this i do not have one i always just cook mine in a crock pot this would be so much nicer : )

  206. Carol says:

    I make braised short ribs in an old dutch oven that my husband’s grandfather cooked in when he took people “packing”on horseback in the mountains of way northern California. I would love to have this shiny new one to cook in when I cook for company. Thanks for this opportunity!

  207. amy says:

    my current favorite is beef barley soup!

  208. crystle tellerday says:

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  209. Mary Beth says:

    I love to make chicken soup!! I think it keeps my family healthy.

    I would love to win the Le Creuset French Oven because I have never owned one and I am trying to switch out all my teflon pans.

  210. Renee says:

    My favorite soup is potato leek! Yum!! I would love a dutch oven!!

  211. Cathy says:

    Love wintertime soups and stews!!! One of our favorites is a nice, hearty. chili!

  212. Kristen Garvey says:

    Ooooh this has been on my wish list for SO long. I will keep my fingers crossed. If I win I will make my dijon pork tenderloin with roasted apples!! Thanks for the great site. I love you two ladies!

  213. Katie says:

    I love Black Bean soup.

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  216. Rachel Grimes says:

    Beef stew in the crockpot is my favorite. I would love to win this and try to make the recipe I have in the French Oven. I have never used one, but hear and read good things about them 🙂

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  221. Marge says:

    One of my favorite winter recipes is a kale peanut stew that I got from our CSA farm a few years back. I make it often. It is filled with kale, rice, sweet potatoes and onions — really yummy. Would love to own the Le Creuset oven — don’t have a good Dutch oven at the moment.

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  224. Rebecca A says:

    We love a thick cheesy potato soup.

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  227. shannon says:

    We’ve been eating the Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana soup made popular by Pinterst!


  228. Janine says:

    I love Italian Sunday “Gravy” in the slow cooker. It’s a thick meaty sauce that goes well with pasta or a hunk of bread.

    I also like Nutella Bread Pudding in the slow cooker, but that is saved as a once in a while indulgence. 🙂

  229. mickeyfan says:

    I love soup. Chili, vegetable, potato, chowder, you name it. This pot would be amazing to have!

  230. Patti Burch says:

    Eggplant parmesan soup would taste incredible cooked in this wonderful dutch oven…..yummm

  231. Kristine says:

    I love a nice Pasta Fagioli soup in the winter. In fact I’m making it tomorrow night, getting some snow in MA!!

  232. Jaimie Hoover says:

    I love the New England winters (not that we’ve had one this year) and one of mt favorite things is making soups! Chicken soup, potato soup, soups with different types of sausage or with turkey meatballs, vegetable soups, bean soups, chilis…i love them all!!! The slow cooker is my best friend during the busy work week but OH I would love to make a beef stew in that French oven (plus I love all things Le Creuset)!!!

  233. sharon says:

    Tonight I had Escarole Soup. Again. I just can’t get enough of it.

  234. Caren says:

    My family loves a kale spinach soup/stew. I don’t have a Dutch oven, and I heard nothing but great things about this brand and would LOVE one!

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  236. Kim Okesson says:

    My family loves a stew I make with spinach, cheese tortellini and chicken. Great comfort food and so delicious! I make it in a slow cooker. I would love to cook it in a Dutch Oven! I made the same recipe in my mom’s Dutch Oven for Christmas Eve dinner and it was the best. Truly. Browning the chicken first and then slow cooking in the same pot makes a big difference in the flavor. Thanks for the chance to be in the drawing.

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  239. Pam says:

    My favorite winter meal is good old fashioned chili. We like ours with spaghetti.

  240. Pam says:

    I do not have a big pot that is oven proof and would love to try some new recipes with it.

  241. Jen says:

    Nothing beats good old “Italian Penicillin” aka chicken soup.

  242. Mary C says:

    I make a beef barley soup that my family loves!

  243. Joellyn A. says:

    A super yummy beef vegetable stew….

  244. Jody Hinkleman says:

    I just made your lazy day beef and vegetable soup and it was soooo good! It is our new favorite! I would love the beautiful pot!

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  248. Victoria says:

    A cold winter night is perfect for chili and cornbread at my house…I would love love love to win this because I cannot afford to buy it! it’s gorgeous!

  249. Kristie says:

    I have a recipe for a great beef stew that I love to make in the winter. This pot would be excellent to make my beef stew in.

  250. Elle says:

    We love making a hearty fish and potato soup. Yum!

  251. Michelle says:

    My favorite is just an old fashioned beef stew, where the beef just melts in your mouth! The ultimate comfort food for me! Thanks for the chance to win an AWESOME prize!

  252. Michelle says:

    I am a subscriber! Thanks again for a chance at a great prize!

  253. Jane says:

    Hmmm, I would make tortellini soup with a nice new Creuset French Oven. Thanks MMMs, for all you do!

  254. Emily says:

    I love roasted tomato soup in the winter time. Perfect with a grilled cheese sandwich! Yum Yum!

  255. tracy davis says:

    Our favorite slow cooker recipe would have to be BBQ pulled chicken.

  256. Paula says:

    My mom’s pot roast with potatoes and carrots was one of my favorite cold-weather meals growing up. When I make it I usually use my crock-pot because I don’t have a French oven or anything to make it the old-fashioned way. This would be such a treat to win this.

  257. Laurie says:

    I use it for everything; and often wish I had two or more so I wouldn’t have to keep cooking and washing the pot in the same meal. Most recent favorite soup has been Andouille sausage and kale made in the pot.

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  260. Laurie says:

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  261. eatingRD says:

    Oh my goodness! Those Le Creusets are so beautiful. I enjoy making lamb daube provencal because it’s a wonderfully hearty and delicious stew. Yum!

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  264. Melinda says:

    My favorite winter soup is a thick sweet potato soup with zucchini, which gives it a fun texture mixed with the creamy. I love to toss a bunch of veggies and beans together with veggie broth and eat that for lunch all week long.

  265. Dawn says:

    I have enjoyed making a lentil barley stew for many years. It is delicious, healthy and super easy to make. I would love to win the Le Creuset French Oven because look at it, it is so beautiful! I’m sure everything I made in this French Oven would be delicious! 🙂

  266. Charmian says:

    We love pot roast and this french oven would be perfect for it.

  267. Victoria Walton says:

    My family’s favorite winter soup is Ham Bone Soup. We love the smoky flavor of the ham coupled with the heartiness of the beans. It’s the ultimate satisfaction soup – a little goes a long way in taste and fullness. I would love to win the Le Creuset Round French Oven because dinner would look just as beautiful on the outside as in the pot!

  268. Sandi says:

    i made a recipe with garlic, onions , red peppers and turkey sausage. I originally got it from an Emeril episode but i have varied the sausage, and veggies and serve it over pasta. I have a dutch over but after dropping it once the enamel is cracked on both the lid and the over itself.. I have also made in it a copycat recipe for Olive Garden minnestrone

  269. vicki says:

    I love an simple beef stew with potatoes and carrots in tomato sauce.

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  273. Kate says:

    I love making your cowboy chili recipe and also love making minestrone soup. I’ve ALWAYS wanted a Le Creuset, but just could never pull the plug on spending so much for a pot for myself!! 🙂

  274. Gina says:

    Chili is my favorite.

  275. Lisa Misrok says:

    I would love to win a Le Creuset Round French Oven. That would be such a great addition to my kitchen. I can’t afford to purchase one but love cooking and it would be so great for the many soups and stews I like to make like roasted butternut squash soup.

  276. Kristy says:

    We love chili for a hearty cold weather soup. I have wanted a Le Creuset french oven for years, they are gorgeous! Would love to cook with it.

  277. Maureen says:

    Our favorite winter meals are chicken tortilla soup and slow cooker chili.would love to explore the world of cooking with the Le Creusett.

  278. Mary Casper says:

    we make a lot of soup especially in the winter…so i would love to have this

  279. Michael Bird says:

    I love to make a classic pot roast with a good piece of chuck. There is almost nothing better especially if you let it sit for one day and make a great gravy to go with the roast. From all I’ve heard Le Creuset makes exceptional cookware, though I haven’t acquired any yet. A pot roast would look awful nice in a new Le Creuset French Oven in my oven.

  280. Sarah M says:

    The only soup I can make and it’s edible is potato soup. I would love to find a good brunswick stew, but so far nothing. I am in the process of switching over my non-stick cookware to cast iron items. For health and simplicity reasons. Winning this would just make that process one piece easier (and cheaper!!)

  281. Jennifer says:

    I love lots of soups – but navy bean soup is my all time favorite!!

  282. Sarah M says:

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  283. Melissa B says:

    It’s a toss-up for me between chicken and dumplings and beet stew…huge fan of both!!! I’d love to win the dutch oven because I don’t have one but have always wanted one…they just tend to be a lot more than I can spend.

  284. anne hill says:

    my fav winter stew is beef brisket w/ potatoes & carrots! so yummy & i would love to win this so i can make it on the stove top!

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  286. amyc says:

    My favorite soup to make is Spicy Black Bean. I would love to own this pot to make it in because I don’t have a dutch oven- and I have heard that LeCreuset makes the best!

  287. Susie Neal says:

    My fav winter stew is beef braised in a bottle of beer and a can of french onion soup – so yummy!

  288. randi says:

    My favorite is pork roast with sauerkraut & mashed potatoes

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  290. Kathi says:

    Love to make soups…just made our favorite yesterday…butternut squash… also love a good beef stew. Would love to add this pot to my collection!

  291. Olevia McDonald says:

    Love roast beef variations. Will try this recipe. Love the idea of serving asparagus alongside.

  292. Brenda Sarkkinen says:

    Our favorite slow cooker recipe would have to be good old fashion beef stew!

  293. Margaret says:

    Our favorites include beef short ribs braised in wine (Food and Wine recipe I think) and less expensive choices such as roast pork shoulder (Tyler Florence and Cook’s Illustrated have fabulous recipes).

  294. danny lawrence says:

    I love a trip to the farmers market followed up with a beef stew, from a slow cooker. Would love to do some Sunday cooking with one of the French ovens

  295. Jesse says:

    i love my mom’s butternut squash and hamhock soup. it’s a great way to use the left over holiday ham. been looking forward to owning one of these since my preteens, just not in my budget as a poor working college student.

  296. Nancy says:

    I like making my grandmother’s Beef Stew with carrots and potatoes. It is a simple, comforting recipe and oh so delicious! A very similar one is in the book by Fannie Flagg.

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  297. Melissa says:

    I don’t have a favorite – YET. I’m very new to cooking and haven’t had the opportunity to use a French Oven (or even a slow cooker!). I’d love to experiment with one of these (under the guidance of a reputable cookbook – for the time being – lol). 🙂

  298. Julie says:

    Salmon chowder is my families favorite winter soup.

  299. Joanna says:

    I have a slow cooker Japones Pulled pork recipe that I love!

  300. Tammy Paulson says:

    Creamy butternut squash soup is a wintertime favorite at our house.

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  308. I would love to make all kinds of chili in this pot- Cincinnati lentil, spicy black bean and even our 15 minute turkey chili. I would also love to try braising greens in it.

  309. Kristy Thiel says:

    I love some good beef stew on a cold night!

  310. Tim Powell-Flatt says:

    Our favorite is Alton Brown’s Texas Chili – it’s an incredible braise with some intense flavors. We love one-pot dishes, and winter includes veggie currie, pumpkin/squash soups, and Japanese Oden (soup).

  311. Wendy says:

    We also love a good old-fashioned beef stew. Yum!

  312. Our family favorite is my Mom’s Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe. I have almost got it perfected but nothing is as good as her’s. My Son in Law makes sure he is there for her soup on Christmas Eve. This pot would be perfect for a large family gathering.

  313. KarenK says:

    I love using my dutch oven for cooking pot roast and our favorite hamburger-vegetable soup.

  314. Charity says:

    I would LOVE to be able to prepare Spicy Shredded Pork in a Le Creuset French Oven!

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  318. barbi says:

    my favorite soup is a sausage and bean soup with spinach. yummy.

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  322. Julie says:

    One of our family favorite winter soups is a chicken/curry/rice soup. It is delicious on a cold night! I would LOVE to win the le creuset oven baker! I do not own any type of baker/roaster and usually have to roast in a 9×13 pan or just give up the idea and try throwing the recipe in my crock pot.

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  323. Linda Lansford says:

    Fave winter soup is onion

  324. Nicole says:

    My favorite winter soup is a recipe I made up when I was short of ingredients for a decent dinner one cold night. I made butternut squash soup with ginger and carrots. It is so savory and sweet, it quickly became a family favorite! I would be in heaven to cook with my very own French oven… I ‘m already planning what I could do with it!

  325. Nicole says:

    My favorite winter soup is a recipe I made up when I was short of ingredients for a decent dinner one cold night. It is butternut squash soup with ginger and carrots. It is so savory and sweet, it quickly became a family favorite! I would be in heaven to cook with my very own French oven… I ‘m already planning what I could do with it!

  326. Mindy Muellenborn says:

    We love making my Grandpa’s beer bean chili soup!

  327. Kelly Best says:

    Beef stew, in the oven. Best thing to make in one of these dutch ovens! Yum!

  328. Amy Tong says:

    My family’s favorite winter soup/stew is beef pot roast. So delicious and comforting in the cold winter. I’ve always wanted to own an Le Creuset Dutch Oven. The current sauce pan/pot that I have is not big enough for me to make a decent size pot roast. I sometimes have to cook in 2 different pots so the sauce doesn’t spill over. It’ll be perfect to have this Le Creuset beautiful to make my pot roast! 🙂

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  333. joni says:

    Love making veggie soup. Just made some yesterday.

  334. Amy Montagna says:

    A toss up between short ribs with roasted veggies or turkey chili…..either one is a winner at our house. Love the chance to win!!!

  335. Michelle says:

    Are you kidding? If only I had that special French cookware to make today’s Soupe Au Pistou. As I awoke to find this newsletter in my Inbox, it just happened to coincide with today’s slow cooker Soupe Au Pistou on our family menu. I am most excited about its winter vegetables combined with the two last minute touches…the small pasta you throw in at the end as well as the large dollop of pesto on top of each bowl. Warms me to my insides!

  336. steffani boudreau says:

    Passed down from my great grandmother, my mom’s brisket is much coveted by our family. I’d love to be able to continue the tradition with this French Oven … thanks!

  337. Lara says:

    My favorite is goulash! My husband makes his mother’s recipe from Croatia.

  338. Beth says:

    Our family loves chicken and navy bean chili. It is very yummy on a cold wet, day.

  339. I love making lentil soup in the winter…perfect comfort food!

  340. Molly L. says:

    Our favorite is our vegan sweet potato and lentil chili – YUM!

  341. Mary Korah says:

    Been married fifteen years and initially learned to make lebanese lentil soup,..two types of lentils, spinach, egyptian rice,lemon and mint slow cook to make a hearty wonderfully filling soup, which does double duty as a diet food.
    My husband loves this and gladly eats it in huge quantities. I beleive its called adas bihamod in lebanon.

  342. Carolann says:

    We love the basics: Beef Stew and Chicken noodle soup.

  343. Lori says:

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  344. MK says:

    I like my brisket sweet & sour.

  345. Jessica says:

    My favorite soup is Mexican chicken chili that my mom makes. I’d love to own the Le Creuset French Oven because that is what my mom makes it in and it takes so delicious! :

  346. Beverly says:

    Roasted butternut squash and kale soup!
    …& I have indeed, always wanted one of these!

  347. Gary Miller says:

    Would love to make chili in this for a winter weekend

  348. I’ve never made beef brisket before, but I have a very well -worn copy of The New Basics cookbook, so I’ll definitely check out the recipe. My dad makes a delicious turkey stock that we keep in the freezer for a quick and easy tortilla soup-just add crumbled tortilla chips, cilantro, chopped onion, diced avocado, and a little cheese. It’s a definite family favorite. LOVE Le Creuset pots and pans. One can never have 2 many of them:-)

  349. Linda says:

    Our favorite winter dish, which I would LOVE to make in this gorgeous Creuset pot, is chili. Lots of beans, meat, veggies, and flavoring, and an all day simmer make it perfect!

  350. Loving chili in my slow cooker this winter. It is a great way to incorporate beans into your diet which are really filling and satisfying. Sometimes, I’ll use lean ground beef or ground turkey breast but most of the time the beans are hearty enough!

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  351. Michelle says:

    I love to cook up a big pot of soup with leftover roast, lots of veggies, and barley! This French Oven looks plenty big for the most heartiest of soups and stews!

  352. Bobbie Keefer says:

    I really like my mother’s recipe for oxtail soup with cabbage. I have always wanted a Creuset pot so I could simmer my soup in it instead of using a crockpot. Fingers crossed!

  353. Alison says:

    We have several favorite soup recipes in my house. The first is called “chicken pot pie” soup. It originally came from a recipe I found in Woman’s Day magazine, but we have modified it quite a bit over time. The pot pie part is actually puff pastry on the side, so it’s easy enough to leave that out to make it healthier. We used to love something called “thai soup healthy” that my partner used to make. Sadly, we’ve lost the recipe (hopefully not forever). We also have found a healthier version of an italian sausage and bean soup. We use italian turkey sausage, and some form of greens like kale or escarole. It’s quite good, too!

    I hope to win the Creuset pot, because I’m only this year really learning to cook (at 38!) and I know it’s easier and more satisfying if you have the right equipment!

  354. Leah says:

    Split pea soup with a loaf of crusty bread!

  355. Amanda S. says:

    My boys love ham and bean soup! They eat it all up! I have wanted a Le Creuset for soooooooooo long! I would love to have it and use it all the time 🙂

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  359. Sherry says:

    Our family favorite is “Charred Carrot Soup” from an old Food & Wine magazine. Yum.

  360. Pam W. says:

    Not my family’s favorite but I love a big pot of collards. I’m also a fan of mustard and kale. Winter greens are great and I think they would cook very nicely in this pot if I were to win it.

  361. patricia skinner says:

    My families favorite winter soup is Split Pea. We love loads of carrots in it.

  362. Lori Hart says:

    I make a de-lish clam chowder. Cooks all day in the crockpot

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  364. Michele Goody says:

    A favorite slow cooker recipe is an informal, thrown together chicken stew with carrots, potatoes, tomatoes. Use boneless, skinless chicken thighs, and maybe throw in some wine and add frozen peas for the last 20 min or so. On another note – Le Creuset – would love it!!

  365. Christy says:

    Our favorite is my chili from scratch. I’d love to win because I love Le Cruset but it’s so expensive. I’ve always wanted a pot in green.

  366. michelle cefalu says:

    Our favorite stew is an Italian Stew consisting of Potatoes, Celery, Chunks of Roast, Lentils and onion. Then season. We want to win because we have never had a french oven and would like to experience the pleasure of using one.

  367. Carolyn g says:

    I make a delicious oxtail stew from an old family recipe

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  370. Christine says:

    The French Oven looks just perfect for my beef stew

  371. Abby says:

    My favorite winter soup is hearty broccoli soup. I would love the Le Creuset pot to make many more soups for my growing family.

  372. Laura says:

    I would love to win the dutch oven – I love to bake bread in them!

  373. Christina says:

    Clam chowder soup, piping hot! Everyone loves it! I’d love to win the Dutch oven because it seems very professional and wonderful!

  374. Stacy says:

    One of my favorite meals is a beef roast in my dutch oven cooked on low with some potatoes & carrots. This Dutch oven rocks and I would love to own one!

  375. Alyssa G. says:

    I love to make a roast with carrots and potatoes. I haven’t tried to make many soups other than chicken noodles but if I won this, I would have motivation to try others~

  376. Alyssa G. says:

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  377. Sid says:

    I love Le Creuset cookware. This would be great for cooking corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day. Yum Yum

  378. Stacey says:

    One of our favorites these days started with your corn chowder. I added chicken and my family loves it!! Thanks!

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  381. Lauren says:

    My family loves white chicken chili! I’d love to make some thick beefy stews or lamb tagine in one of these!

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  384. meredith says:

    my fam’s fav soup is kale, potato, sausage soup! Its so hearty and warm on winter nights!

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  387. Jennifer says:

    My family loves chicken tortilla soup! I would love to make corned beef and cabbage with my prize!

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  390. Jennifer says:

    I have one Le Creuset French oven, and use it all the time! We love soups, stews, and chilis, and I make them all winter long. I would love to win another because then on my Sunday cooking sprees, I could make 2 hearty dishes at a time for dinner that night, that week, and plenty for freezing. I have 4 kids and I work and go to school, so the make-ahead plan works the best for us! I also love to make chili for parties, and if I had 2 of these, I could make both red and white chili for one party. . .

    One of my family’s favorites lately has been chicken and chickpea curry stew, and I made this wonderful Guinness beef stew last year for St. Patrick’s Day that I can’t wait to make again.

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  393. Emily N. says:

    We love pot roast with rosemary, thyme, carrots and onions in the slow cooker!

  394. Shanon says:

    I love a good beef stew, and we’ve also been making split pea soup a lot this winter.

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  397. Debbie C says:

    Our favorite winter meal is homemade Chili, served sometimes with tortilla chips, sometimes with fresh cornbread. I’d love to win the Le Creuset French Oven because I need a pan that size and Le Creuset is such fine quality.


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  401. Robin G. says:

    I would love love love to win this!! Although I don’t own any Le Creuset, I’ve been fortunate enough to use it. I’m a nanny for a one-year old, and cook dinners for the family, as well. I made a Butternut Squash soup for them in their Le Creuset cookware, and it was fabulous! I would love to own this, and know it would quickly become one of my favorite kitchen items.

  402. Jessie Kalal says:

    We love Chicken and smoked sausage gumbo!! As of right now I live in Germany where its ALWAYS raining and cold!!! So having a big pot of gumbo simmering away all day is the best.

  403. carolyn says:

    Yum–vegetarian chili! easy, quick and healthy!

  404. Lori Z says:

    Hard to pick one favorite – probably chili because you can change it up so much. I love Le Creuset but don’t own any.

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  406. My favorite soup is clam chowder. I have been trying to perfect it for 20 years!

  407. Kim L says:

    My favorite slow cooler recipe is a cranberry apple pork roast.

  408. Amy Rouse says:

    why you would love to own this heavy-duty French oven.

    My new daughter in law is a great cook, loves to cook, and she is starting a collection of Le Crueset cookware and RED is the only color she’ll have!!! This would be amazing to give her

  409. Diane Mason says:

    This prize would be great for me to make my potato and onion soup. Rich, creamy, filling, comforting soup.

  410. SErena says:

    Egg drop soup is my go-to dinner any time time is super tight for dinner. I throw a bunch of frozen veggies in a pot of chicken broth. When all the veggies are warm, I swirl in several beaten eggs. I would also LOVE the Le Creuset pot to make Liz’s brisket recipe. I’ve ALWAYS wanted to make Brisket…but have been intimidated that it can turn out dry and terrible. Thanks for the great recipe Liz! Will follow you on Pinterest and Tweet this too!

  411. Tannis W says:

    I would love to win this french oven because it looks delicious, and it would look perfect in my kitchen! Also, I’ve been wanting to try cast iron cookware. I would love to try this brisket recipe in the le creuset french oven!

  412. melissa Resnick says:

    we make a veggies soup every week all winter

  413. Alisha L. says:

    Our favorite recipe is French Onion Soup, so so good and you can make it on the stove or in the crock pot 🙂 I’d love to win this pot because I think it would be great for making chili too!

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  416. Trisha says:

    I think our favorite would be a hearty beef stew on those cold days, yum! I would love to own the le creuset french oven, they look beautiful and very versatile.

  417. Luciana Davis says:

    wow I’ll be feeling like a real chef with a pan like that. Soups, brown rice, beans… can’ t wait!!!!! Love your recipes!!!!

  418. Debbie Denny says:

    I love making potato soup and chili!

  419. Christine says:

    I love making soups in the winter… Just last week I made your corn chowder that you posted for th Superbowl! My favorite is classic chicken noodle, but with some added dumplings. I also love to make my own chicken stock. I think all of my creations would taste a zillion times better if made in a Le Creuset!!

  420. AnnaZed says:

    Mushroom barley, hands down. I make it from scratch, of course.

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  422. nancy says:

    Our favorite slow cooker meal is whole roast chicken with onions and carrots

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  423. Roxanne Lofstrom says:

    Love turkey chili with kidney beans in my large Le Cruset pot…perfect pot for long slow cooking. Would love a smaller one!!

  424. Jessica F says:

    My favorite slow cooker meal is pulled pork, and I would love to have this because I don’t have anything like it in my kitchen yet!

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  427. debbie says:

    I make a really good leek and potato soup. I would love to have this pan, I would use it all the time to cook with.

  428. clynsg says:

    I have a Spicy Beef Stew recipe that goes over very well in the winter. Would like to win this because my current soup pot is starting to show its age.

  429. Ramona says:

    I have always drooled over Le Cruset…could only afford a frying pan, but it is our favorite for omlets! Thanks for the opportunity for the give away!

  430. Teresa K says:

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  431. Teresa K says:

    I love to make beef stew in my crock pot.

  432. Angie P. says:

    Our favorite winter slow-cooker food is roast beef with onions, carrots and potatoes. The house smells so good while it cooks, and the gravy makes the veggies even more delicious. As for Le Creuset, I’ve longed for their kitchen items forever! Love the color selection as well.

  433. Joan Harrod says:

    I love bean soup best of all.

  434. I love to make chile, beef stew, and bacon potato soup in the winter. I would love this because it’s gorgeous and large enough to feed my family.

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  437. Kim Withers says:

    Our favorite is a simple French Beef Stew which consists of meat, potatoes, carrots, tomatoes and rosemary. The secret ingredient is some Dijon mustard stirred in at the end. Pair with a crusty bread and YUM!
    I’d be thrilled to win this pot because I have little discretionary income and cannot justify spending on quality cookware (as much as I’d like to). The pots and pans I have are either from my college days (yikes) or were wedding gifts.
    THANK YOU for this opportunity!

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  440. Starla says:

    I would LOVE to win one of these!

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  444. Christina says:

    Beef stew! Very hearty, with beef, carrots, squash, zuccini, mushrooms, corn, green beans and anything else that’s around at the moment!

  445. Tammy says:

    Our favorite slow cooker meal is Rosemary Chicken

  446. Karen Lynch says:

    My family loves my slow cooked stew. You throw in all the ingredients and cook in the oven at 250 for 6 hours. Perfect every time.

  447. Diane F says:

    One of our favorite dishes is Brisket or roast beef with horseradish gravy. Yum!!

  448. Michele Baron says:

    My favorite is pot roast…with carrots, potatoes, onions and celery…I have always wanted a French Oven…but never could afford one. Thank you for this contest

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  451. alyce poalillo says:

    I love to see stew or chili or split pea with ham soup on the stove on a cold day.

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  453. Megan says:

    Our favorite soup – cheddar baked potato with bacon and scallions on top! YUM! 🙂

  454. Megan says:

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  457. Desiree Dunbar says:

    We love homemade Beef Stew in the winter and I’d love to make it in the French Oven.

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  459. Robin says:

    My favorite winter soup has to be bean and ham.

  460. Susan Wacek says:

    I would love this. I use my slow cook crock pot frequently- Pork Cassoulet is a favorite of mine.

  461. Bev says:

    We love lentil soup and wild rice mushroom soup. I would love to own the Le Creuset’s French oven because I don’t have one. 🙁

  462. Lucy Schwartz says:

    There is nothing asgfood as a hot bowl of Chili on a cold winter’s night.

  463. NJ says:

    We love to win this oven to cook our family favorite soup which is broccoli cheddar….

  464. Wendi says:

    Hubby’s lamb stew would be a perfect recipe for this Le Creuset pot. I think it would take the recipe from good to great.

  465. Caryn S says:

    My favorite is Broccoli Cheese soup and I think it would be wonderful to make on the stove in this oven!

  466. Faith I. says:

    Our favorite stew is Benison Beef Barley

    Having this pot would give me great options to use an oven instead of a crock pot.

  467. Theresa H says:

    I love my crockpot for lots of wintery foods!!! Beef stroganoff, pork chops and stuffing, roasts

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  469. Fortune says:

    We love tomato basil soup. Le Creuset pot will be the perfect pot to use.

  470. lynn brannen says:

    So many dishes come to mind.I guess a beef stew would be great!

  471. Debra F says:

    My favorite slow cooker meal is pulled pork because it is almost impossible to mess it up! I’d love to win this pot because I don’t have any rely good quality cookware and would really put this to good use.

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  473. Debbie C says:

    Our favorite is Chicken Corn Chowder. It’s delicious and hearty in winter.


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  475. Erica C. says:

    We love beef stew. This would be great to have to cook it!

  476. Jammie says:

    My families favorite winter food, is chicken soup. Love homemade chicken soup. I would love to win because I dont have a big pot and I know this would be awesome. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

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  479. Melanie T says:

    yummm would love to make matzah ball soup with this!

  480. Charles Bush says:

    yummy home made soup the best

  481. Cheri Anne says:

    The favorite soup recipe among the family is definitely chili. While I prefer a meatier chili, the rest of my family likes it to be more watery.

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  484. Jessica says:

    our favorite soup is homemade french onion soup, which I make in my old cast iron dutch oven. I’d love to win a new one!

  485. Rachael says:

    Our family loves white chili made with chicken and white beans. I’d love to win a Dutch oven, I’ve been wanting one for a long time!

  486. Our favorite soup is Turkish Wedding Soup, which I wrote about here: http://www.realmomnutrition.com/2011/12/19/finally-a-lentil-recipe-i-love/

    I would love this pot because I’m still using the old ones I had from my 20s when I was first out of college. And this pot is a thing of beauty! 🙂

  487. Patricia Thompson says:

    We love potato soup made in the crock pot with bacon bits and cheese sprinkled on top. It’s definitely comfort food

  488. Manette Gutterman says:

    My family’s favorite is gumbo. It’s my go-to comfort meal!

  489. Molly Jo says:

    I would *love* to win because it’s Le Creuset! Also because a great French Oven, much better than a cheaper version. That would make it almost essential for someone like me who loves to be in the kitchen as much as possible.

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  493. Jamie Feldman says:

    Winter favorites:chicken soup, vegetable barley soup,chile, brisket/potatoes.slow cooker favorite is smoked turkey legs. and in the electric skillet it is chicken diablo.
    I would love to own this French Oven so I can benefit from cooking in the oven. As you can see, currently everything is cooked in a skillet on the cooktop or electric on the countertop!

  494. Our favorite family meal is slow cooked pulled pork, had it last night AGAIN!

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  496. Lona W says:

    I love making a big pot of vegetable beef soup in the winter

  497. Cee says:

    Our favorite slow meal is honey braised lentils. I would love to win this, as I don’t have a really good, heavy duty pot for the stove. I currently do all of my cooking in a wok 🙂

  498. Silver says:

    Oooh!! I love Le Creuset and would LOVE to win that French Oven to make yummy food in it 🙂

    My favourite stew is a beef and Guinness stew with pastry top. I go wild for it 🙂

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  503. Annette D says:

    We enjoy Corn Chowder, so yummy! I would love this! It would make cooking soup so much easier for me!

  504. manda says:

    I love red lentil soup. I found the receipe this year and I now make it once a week!

  505. Teresa says:

    I love to make soups. Split pea is one of my family’s favorites. I use dried peas, chicken stock, and a bit of leftover ham or bacon. Then I boost it with some shredded carrots and a bit of diced potatoe for added texture. Delish!

  506. Karen says:

    Our favorite soup is french garlic soup. Lots and lots of garlic sliced and boiled in homemade chicken broth, served with toast and cheese floating on the top (or on the side for the kids).

  507. gina says:

    We love hearty beef stew…I love to cook, so this would be so great to win.

  508. Jen D says:

    I love my simple hobo chili- ground beef, black & kidney beans, corn, and tomatoes- it’s delicious and the perfect winter meal! I would love to own a Le Creuset French Oven!

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  511. Kay says:

    My all time favorite is Beef Tips cooked in the oven for 4 hours.

  512. I would use this for EVERYTHING! My favorite meal to make is a Cuban roast pork loin from Gourmet. Delicious and fab leftovers, if there are any!

  513. Beth says:

    I realize I’m coming late to this discussion and there are too many posts for me to read thru and see if you may have already answered this question, but do you think this recipe could be adapted for use in a slow cooker? The Le Creuset would be wonderful but being able to leave the meal to cook while out of the house is sometimes needed, too.

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  516. Kara says:

    I am in love with Le Creuset! It’s soooo beautiful!

    I love making veggie stews. I’m a vegetarian, so I have to get creative with substitutions, but I love the way my house smells when I’m done cooking!

  517. shawna says:

    We love cheeseburger soup.

  518. Shirley Hicks says:

    Our favorite winter food is slow cooked roast..with potatoes,carrots

    i would love to have this ,,it would be the perfect size for cooking for my family

  519. Sarah says:

    I love nothing more than braised oxtails, so delicious at any time of year!

  520. tamar says:

    I desperately need a good pot.

    My favorite stew is a meat and potato combo very popular in Jewish cultures in Eastern Europe. It’s called Cholent. It’s a slow cooked meat, onion, potato, and bean dish. People add things like beer, ketchup, and other unique items, but for me, it’s a simple dish with lots of flavor (I add spices like cayenne, onion/garlic powder, and onion soup mix) that is DELICIOUS. It’s definitely hugely popular and goes great with anything… and it freezes well too.

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  524. Kristine says:

    We love a good old fashion beef stew with lots of carrots!!!

  525. patti says:

    i grew up eating Filipino food and many of the recipes require slow and low. this looks like it would be perfect for all those meals that I dream of on an everyday basis.

  526. Barbara says:

    Our favorite soup is creamy chicken noodle in the crock pot

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  528. Barbara says:

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  530. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    We love stew with steak and potatoes on it
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  531. Kayte CookWatts says:

    Curried Lentil soup!

  532. Amber Carter says:

    We like beef stew and this pot would make it easier!

  533. Debra Hall says:

    i like old fashioned veggie soup

  534. Diane Baum says:

    We love beef stew with an onion soup base on a cold winter day

  535. Janel says:

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  536. Janel says:

    We love all variations of chicken soup during winter. I am always converting whole organic chickens into yummy broth and meat and then adding whatever veggies we have. Never have the same soup twice!

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  539. Bonnigene says:

    My family’s favorite winter soup is pumpkin soup with bacon. They really love the savory, pumpkin treat.

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  541. Jennifer Paige says:

    Our favorite winter soup is the good old classic hearty vegetable. It’s delicious when everything is made fresh.

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  545. tina page says:

    I make tons of bean soups in the winter and this would be a great pot for it! Thanks for the chance!

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  548. Allison says:

    We love to eat beef stew in the winter. I would lobe this pot so that I can make the stew. 🙂

  549. Amy Taylor says:

    I like to make turkey soup after the holidays. I hate to admit that my husband makes better soup than me

  550. julieh says:

    Our favorite slow cooker meal is beef stew. Nothing is better on a cold winter night than a thick beef stew with potatoes and carrots.

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  554. Emmy Coffee says:

    My favorite winter food is my mother’s recipe for vegan chili. It’s so filling and HEALTHY!

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  556. Liz says:

    Our favorite soup is French Onion! I would love this because we had one growing up that my dad used all the time and I have wanted one for quite a while now

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  559. Penny Kathleen says:

    Our favorite winter soup is loaded baked potato! I would love to own this to cook soups and casseroles in! Thanks for the opportunity!


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  563. My wife is very clearly the chef in the family (though I’m slowly learning) and I know she’s looking for one of these so felt I had to at least try to enter 😉

    My favorite is a brisket stew with carrots, onions, and celery that she makes when she cooks at her parents.

  564. Brittney House says:

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  566. heather c says:

    The recipe we love has been handed down for several generations, and it stands up to the test of time. It’s a potato soup, with all sorts of milky-buttery goodness! I’m hoping to use this french oven to do the soup justice!

  567. heather c says:

    I like you on facebook.

  568. Julie M says:

    I would love to have this pot for soup making.

  569. Coriander Warren says:

    We’re Chili fans here…and usually when we make it my sister, her boyfriend, my mother and sister in law, all of my kids (3), myself and my husband are there to eat it…so a bigger pot the better!