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Craving the taste of New England?

Here is a collection of some of the best New England recipes around.

Beer Beef Stew Without Vegetables


4 lbs. stew meat cut into 2-inch pieces
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
4 Tbsp. butter or olive oil
3 large onions thinly sliced
3 cups dark beer
1 tsp. dried thyme
2 bay leaves
2 Tbsp. red currant jelly
1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar


1. Season the beef with salt and pepper and dust lightly with flour.

2. Heat half the butter in a large, heavy skillet over high heat and brown the beef in small batches until browned on all sides. Transfer to a large pot as they finish cooking.

3. Add the remaining butter to the same skillet and sauté the onions until nicely browned, about 20 minutes. Transfer the onions to the pot with the beef. De-glaze the skillet with the beer, scraping up all the brown bits on the bottom of the pan and add the beer to the pot.

4. Stir in thyme and bay leaf and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer covered until the meat is very tender, 1 ˝ to 2 hours. Stir in the currant jelly and vinegar immediately before serving.

Cheddar and Crabmeat Manicotti


  • ˝ cup no-fat cottage cheese
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar
  • 6 oz. fresh crabmeat-flaked
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley-minced
  • 1 Tbsp. onion-minced
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 2 ˝ cups tomato sauce
  • 12 manicotti shells, cooked al dente
  • Salt and pepper


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. In a large bowl, combine cottage cheese, one cup shredded cheddar cheese, crabmeat, parsley, onion and basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

3. Pour two cups of tomato sauce into shallow baking dish. Stuff shells with equal amounts of cheese mixture and place on top of sauce. Spoon remaining sauce over shells, cover with foil, and bake for 25 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with remaining shredded cheddar cheese. Return to oven and bake for five minutes. Serve and enjoy.

Old Fashioned New England Bread Pudding

Enjoy one of the best New England recipes around!


4 beaten eggs
3 cups toasted bread crumbs
2 cups milk
1/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup sugar
˝ tsp. vanilla
˝ tsp. almond or orange flavoring (optional)


˝ cup powdered sugar
1/8 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. milk or orange juice


1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and flavoring. Mix well.

2. Place bread cubes in 8-inch x 1 ˝-inch round baking dish. Pour egg mixture over top and add raisins. Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight.

3. In the morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove cover and place on center rack. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.

4. To prepare icing, mix powdered sugar, vanilla and milk or juice. Five minutes before pudding is cooked, drizzle with icing and return to oven.

New England Clam Chowder

No collection of the best New England recipes would be complete without this all-time favorite.


1 Tbsp. butter
1 cup diced celery
1 cup diced onion
˝ cup raw diced bacon
˝ tsp. finely chopped garlic
˝ tsp. finely chopped fresh thyme
2 bay leaves
3 ˝ cups chopped sea clams
˝ gallon clam juice
1 cup butter
1 cup flour
1 cup diced cooked potato
2 cups heavy cream
Salt and pepper to taste


1. In a large pot, sauté bacon, onion and celery in 1 Tbsp. butter. Do not brown bacon. Add garlic, thyme, bay leaves, clams and clam juice. Bring to a boil.

2. Melt 1 cup butter in medium skillet. Add flour and cook for five minutes. Add butter/flour mixture to boiling clam mixture, stirring constantly until thickened. Add cooked potato, heavy cream, salt and pepper.

3. Simmer for 15 minutes, serve and enjoy!

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