This simple chili verde recipe makes a "brown sauce" similar to one I've had over chimichangas in Mexican restaurants. It's one of my favorites. When I found I could make it at home, I started making it regularly. Serve over chimichangas or as a soup. Top with sour cream and shredded cheese.
Lance's French Onion Soup
A proven, favorite recipe for the best French Onion soup ever. White Zinfindel goes great with this soup, too. You can double the recipe pretty easy, and I even tripled it once. Make sure to keep the sugar down, if you do.