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When updating my index of soups, I realized I have a lot of recipes on Springpad. Over 1000 and counting — and that doesn’t include the bookmarks that link to interesting articles and other information about food or the delicious links that I imported into Springpad (but have not yet gotten around to copying into the recipes). Slow-cooked, hot and bubbly — they are great winter foods, and I have several variations on the theme; ragu (or ragout), stroganoff, cassoulet, goulash, chili (or chile), baked beans, ….

After making the list, I am surprised how very few I actually have in my recipes as I cook this sort of thing pretty reguarly through the colder months of the year. There must be more of these in my springpad archive; but here’s what I’ve found thus far. I’ll update it again when I have found more.


All Day Boston Baked Beans
Bulgur and chickpea Chili
Butternut Chili – Crockpot
Ethiopian Beans and Berbere
French Vegetable Stew
Italian Lentil and chestnut Stew
Just Chili – all beans, no meat
Pierce Street Vegetarain Chili
Spicy Red Lentil and Chickpea Stew
Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili
Two Bean Chili
Vegetable Cassoulet
Vegetarian Baked Beans


Anthony Bourdain’s Boeuf Bourguignon – Stovetop – SLOW
Basic Beef Stew – 4 variations Beef and ale, Pork and Cider, Chicken and White Wine or Lamb and Red Wine
Beef, ale and onion stew
Beef Goulash – Crockpot
Beef Stew with lots of spices
Beef Stew with Red Wine – Personal Favourite
Carbonnade Beef and Beer stew
Chili Con Carne
Chocolate and Port Beef Stew
Crockpot Beef Stew
Crockpot Hungarian Goulash
GI Diet Beef Stroganoff – See notes for the morning after report
Graisserons – Confit
Martedi – Sausage and beans; a favourite
Neapolitan-style ragu – Pork
Oven baked Stew
Polenta with Beef Ragout – Crockpot
Protein Poisoning Chili – Crockpot; very heavy
Rich and Meaty Lamb Ragù
Slow cooked Boston Baked Beans – Crockpot
Slow cooked Stew – Crockpot
Thomas Keller’s Cassoulet – Pork
Weeknight Ragu


African Peanut Stew – Turkey
Chicken A La King
Chicken Cassoulet with Crisp Breadcurmb Topping
Chicken and Mushroom Stew
Chicken with Creamy Dijon Mustard Sauce
Chinese No Clay-Pot Chicken with Soy and Ginger – stew-ish
Quick Chicken Cassoulet
Santa Fe Chicken Chili
Spicy Lentil Chicken Stew
Spicy White Chicken Chili – Crockpot
Turkey Meatball Stew


I have a huge batch of parsley in my fridge. Other than adding a handful of the stuff to each meal this week, here’s a list of recipes that use parsley. I have more than this in springpad; but stopped searching after a bit. These recipes rely on the parsley as more than just a garnish.

The recent article, Mark Bitman’s custom soups, led me to wonder just how many soup recipes I have in my SpringPad cookbook. Overall the list is impressive; and it doesn’t even get into the stews (curries, cassoulets, ragus, baked or crockpot stews) and the chilis (bean, meat, corn, and various combinations). Then there’s the pasta sauces that you could eat withouth the pasta … but maybe that’s stretching too far afield.

For a long time I’ve been a proponent of stone stoup; that is you make soup with what you have and not what you can buy. While not everyone agrees with it, I like the many and varied results. Which means that, while I probably do start with a recipe for soup — I very rarely follow it.

I typically make way more soup than I need; although I’ve also made just enough for 1 or 2 people. I like that most all soups freeze and store well; and that they make excellent brown bag lunches (especially when carried in a mason jar).

Most all of these recipes work well in a crockpot; but then again my notes say there are very few here that I’ve actually tried.

Once a month I make stock of some kind (vegetable rarely, beef occasionally, and chicken regularly). I freeze what I don’t use immediately — and pull it out to deglaze pans instead of wine or alcohol, and use as a cooking liquid for rice, barley and sometimes even pasta.


Beef stock
Homemade bouillon
Homemade vegetable stock
How to make stock the right way


Baked potato soup with Bacon, Onion and Cheddar
Baked potato soup (*)
Corn chowder
Creamy Spinach Soup 
Creamy Sweet Potato Soup (*)
Curried Cauliflower Soup
Curried Celeriac soup (*)
Ginger squash and sweet potato soup
Mushroom and crab chowder
Potato and Leek Soup (bonus)
Pumpkin and Leek Soup
Squash-and-Ginger Soup
Yellow split pea soup – Crockpot


Asian-Style Noodle Soup (bonus)
Cheeseburger Soup
Chicken Pho
Easy Sopa de Lima
Egg Drop Soup 
Hamburger soup
Healtier Raman Noodles
Mom’s Cold-season chicken soup
Pho Bo (Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup)
Rice-and-Pea Soup
Vegetable Broth With Toast


Bean Soup
Bean and Bacon Soup 
Chickpea-and-Pasta Soup
Curried Lentil soup with Chickpea Puree (*)
Lentil and Sausage soup
Lentil soup
Meatball soup
Red lentil soup with lemon (*)
Spicy Black-Bean Soup
White Bean Bisque with Garlic Chips
White Bean Soup with Escarole (bonus)
White bean and tarragon soup (*)


Beef Barley soup for the crockpot
Cabbage Soup with Caraway (bonus)
Lentil Vegeteable
Hearty Minestrone Soup
Moroccan Lentil crockpot Soup
Mushroom Soup 
Pho Duôi Bò (Vietnamese Noodle Soup with Oxtail)
Spicy Ginger Chicken Noodle Soup
Tomato-and-Garlic Soup
Turkey meatball stew

(*) Updated to add a few more soups.