Fall Main Dish Recipes

This down home, hearty food is just the thing when the fall nip is in the air.

Staff Picks

Simple Beef Pot Roast

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This pot roast recipe and technique could not be easier. The vegetables break down, combining with the meat's juices to create a sauce! Warm, hearty, and delicious! Serve over horseradish mashed potatoes.

Momma Pritchett's Grilled Pork Chops and Apple-Pear Topping

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Well, I have yet to really eat good BBQ pork chops. I was tired of the three or four different baking methods and I decided to try something a bit different. If you are not into sweet, then this probably isn't the recipe for you. I would suggest squeezing a bit of lime juice over the meat in order to break up the sweetness. I have never paid attention to what type of pork chops I had either, I just grabbed and baked...but apparently it is all in the cut of the meat! I also froze a few heads of romaine lettuce for about an hour, divided it up into 8 portions, and added Parmesan cheese and dressing of choice.... MMMM!

Crispy Roasted Chicken

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This oven-roasted chicken is inspired by the Brathaehnchen served commonly in Bavarian Biergartens, small shops, and food carts. You can serve this chicken with many side dishes, but favorites are fried potatoes or spaetzle and a nice garden salad. Weiss beer doesn't hurt at all!

Apple Stuffed Chicken Breast

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This is a great dish for the fall. Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Newtown Pippin, Rome Beauty and/or Winesap apples may be used.

Braised Venison with Rosemary and Shiitake

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Try my savory and sophisticated dish I created to please my hunter. I like to serve this with spaetzle, merlot, and salad.

Pork Rib Stew with Sage Cornmeal Dumplings

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I have been making this stew for more than 20 years. It's a dish I use to celebrate the harvest season. It may be a bit labor-intensive, but it is worth every minute! Experiment with different root vegetables, and use the dumplings in other hearty stews or soups. They are so yummy!

Classic Meatloaf

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The secrets to this meatloaf are fresh, very finely diced vegetables that give it moisture and flavor--and a light touch in mixing together the ingredients. This hearty meatloaf is the perfect meal for cool fall and winter evenings, served with mashed potatoes and simple mushroom gravy.

Baked Ziti IV

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The BEST Baked Ziti!! This has flavor and yields a great amount. Try this recipe; it IS the best!

Chicken Pot Pie IX

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A delicious chicken pie made from scratch with carrots, peas and celery.

Eggplant Parmesan II

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This is a no fry variation of this popular dish, and is just as delicious!

Easy Fried Eggplant

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An easy and quick way to prepare eggplant, and tasty too! I serve it with sliced fresh tomatoes, fresh green beans and bread and butter. An inexpensive meal from my childhood and still a favorite!

Cedar Planked Salmon

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This is a dish my brother prepared for me in Seattle. It is by far the best salmon I've ever eaten. I like to serve it with an Asian-inspired rice and roasted asparagus.

Inspiration and Ideas

Hungarian Pork Stew

"Hearty, flavorful and easy-to-make comfort food. Definitely going in the recipe rotation!" – Anna Baloun-Day

Spicy Rapid Roast Chicken

"Always a hit! I add potatoes, onion, and carrots to the roasting pan towards the end of cooking. They get so tasty from all the chicken juices." – sflolita

Shish Tawook Grilled Chicken

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These are served in every restaurant in the Middle East. You can easily make them at home and make them taste just as good, if not better. Don't substitute sour cream for the yogurt, as the yogurt is a meat tenderizer.