Winter Survival Guide: Our Best Hearty Dinner Ideas


Hearty meals meant to warm you this winter season. Melt in your mouth beef cheek ragu, bacon wrapped meatloaf, and spicy quesabirra tacos. Truly indulgent! Any one of these dishes will impress your guests and fill their bellys. You might need to make enough for seconds!

Braised Beef Cheek Ragu

Succulent and tender beef, a savory sauce, and oodles of noodles – what’s not to love about this Braised Beef Cheek Ragu? Topped with a dollop of ricotta and plenty of fresh Parmesan, this amazing dish is so flavorful you’re sure to love it!

Perfect Oven-Roasted Eye of Round Roast

This really is the Perfect Eye of Round Roast! This lean cut of beef is cooked slow and steady for a tender and juicy middle with a crispy browned exterior. Ready in under an hour!

Mexican Birria

Tender and meaty Mexican Birria, or birria de res, is a must-try no matter where you live. Packed with incredible flavor from the chilis, this traditional Mexican meat stew simmers low and slow for hours to coax out every bit of savoriness. You don’t have to be a culinary wiz to make this recipe – try it, and impress everyone!

Pork Osso Buco - Sous Vide

Dust off your sous vide cooker and get ready for some serious flavor with this Pork Osso Buco sous vide recipe. Instead of traditional beef shanks or veal shanks, we’re going with more affordable pork, and with unbelievable flavors, you can create a restaurant-quality dish in your kitchen.

Bacon Wrapped Smoked Meatloaf

Moist, tender, flavorful, and topped with crispy, smoky bacon, there are few things as good as Bacon Wrapped Smoked Meatloaf. Easy to make and just as good the next day, this is a must-try recipe for smoked meat fans if you love amazing flavor!

Red Wine Braised Beef Shank

This hearty braised beef shank recipe takes a classic comforting dinner and updates it with a modern cut for a fun appearance. We use a Thor’s Hammer beef shank, simmered in a red wine braising liquid with savory veggies and herbs for a fun update on a wholesome meal.

Quesabirria Tacos

If you love tacos as much as I do, then these Quesabirria Tacos are going to rock your world! There’s SO much flavor packed into these humble tacos that you’ll never want them any other way! Plus, with ooey gooey cheese oozing out and getting crispy, there’s plenty of crunch to go with the spice.

Braised Short Ribs Over Sweet Potato Puree

This Braised Short Ribs Over Sweet Potato Puree recipe is the best way to enjoy short ribs! They’re loaded with flavor, rich and buttery, and topped with creamy sweet potato puree and a perfect serving of roasted bone marrow!

Savory Lamb Ragu With Pappardelle Pasta

This Savory Lamb Ragu with Pappardelle Pasta is the best homemade comfort-food dinner. Tender ground lamb is simmered in a rich, hearty, oh-so-flavorful tomato sauce, served over perfectly cooked ribbons of pappardelle pasta, then topped with ricotta and parmesan cheese!

Pork Belly Porchetta Roast

This porchetta consists of fragrant flavors such as garlic, fresh rosemary, thyme, and sage. The outside offers a beautifully crisp skin with a more tender succulent meat on the inside rolled with a traditional filling. This recipe requires patience and a little prep, but is incredibly rewarding when you slice through the crust into the first juicy slice.