Main Dishes

Collection by Scott Colan

Italian Lentil Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 12
I wanted to make something substantial involving lentils... and this was truly delicious and colorful. My steak-and- potatoes-lovin' husband thought it was great, and he didn't even complain that it didn't have actual meat in it. Garnish with grated Romano or Parmesan cheese and serve with a nice crusty homemade bread.

Slow Cooker Lentil and Ham Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 866
Come home at the end of the day to a richly spiced broth filled with lentils, ham and veggies. Pair it up with cornmeal muffins and you have a great meal!

Insane Oven Beef Ribs

Rating: 4 stars 144
Easy, tender, boiled beef ribs roasted in tangy garlic and red wine sauce.

Baked Feta Pasta

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
An easy to make pasta with baked feta inspired by current TikTok trends.

Oxtail Ragu

Rating: 4.5 stars 29
Richly browned oxtail sections are simmered low and slow in a rich tomato sauce until the meat comes off the bones-- this oxtail ragu is almost foolproof. The only way to screw up this incredibly succulent cut of beef is to not cook it long enough.

Chicago-Inspired Italian Beef Sandwich

Rating: 4.5 stars 51
I tried to combine the traditional Italian beef sandwich with the French dip sandwich with a little nod to the pulled pork sandwich. Instead of using thinly sliced roast beef, I used stew beef, with apologies to my friends from Chicago.

Briam (Greek Baked Zucchini and Potatoes)

Rating: 4.5 stars 375
A few simple ingredients are transformed into an utterly delicious dish!

Fasolakia (Greek Green Beans)

Rating: 5 stars 11
Fasolakia are Greek green beans stewed with olive oil and tomato, with a few pieces of potato added for good measure. This is a main dish in Greece, not a side dish, and a prime example of plant-based eating! Good crusty bread is essential for mopping up the sauce and I always need to have a healthy chunk of feta on the side. Serve fasolakia warm or at room temperature for best flavor.

Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

Rating: 4.5 stars 291
This is a recipe that we have made in our family for many years--everyone loves it. It's a very basic and easy variation on mac 'n cheese.

Greek Potato Stew

Rating: 4.5 stars 121
A delicious stew. It's ripe with the flavors of Greece!

Bob's Pulled Pork on a Smoker

Rating: 4.5 stars 253
Tender, juicy pulled pork that's brined, then smoked over hickory chips.

Spatchcock Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 61
Perfectly cooked in about half the time it takes to roast a whole bird.