Place beans in a large soup pot. Add enough water to cover beans by 2". Bring to a boil; remove from heat and let stand 10 minutes. Drain beans; return to same pot. Add 8 cups cold water. Bring to boil, reduce heat to medium, and simmer until beans are soft, making sure to cover beans, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Drain beans again.
Over medium heat, heat the same pot adding the chorizo and bacon. Cook meat until chorizo is browned and bacon is crisp, about 10 minutes. Add onion, garlic, oregano, chili powder, and cumin cooking until onion is translucent--about 5 minutes. Add 4 c. broth, tomatoes, and beans. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium, simmering for 20 minutes.
Either in batches in a food processor or with a handheld mixer, coarsely puree the soup. Add more broth as needed to reach desired consistency. Refrigerate uncovered until cold, then cover and keep chilled until ready to heat again and serve.
To prepare to serve, bring soup to a boil. Add sherry; reducing heat to medium and simmer 3 minutes. Stir in 1/2 c. chopped cilantro. Season to taste and top with preferred toppings. Enjoy!
Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet until crispy. Drain on paper towels and crumble finely. Pour fat from skillet into measuring cup. If you do not have 1/4 cup of fat, add vegetable oil until you have a 1/4 cup. Set the skillet aside.
Pour the fat into a stockpot over medium heat. Add the popcorn kernels and give a shake to coat in oil. Cover the pot and allow popcorn to pop, shaking frequently until the popcorn has almost stopped popping, about 5 minutes. Remove pot from heat and cover.
In the bacon skillet, melt the butter and maple syrup over medium-low heat. Stir in the crumbled bacon.
Pour syrup and bacon mixture over the popcorn. Toss well to coat all of the popcorn. Add a little salt and serve immediately.
In a skillet, cook Indiana Kitchen Bacon over medium heat 6 to 7 minutes or until crisp; drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon and set aside. Reserve 2 tablespoons of bacon drippings in skillet. Cook onion in drippings over medium-high heat 6 minutes or until almost tender.
In 6-quart Dutch oven, mix onion, broth and potatoes. Heat to boiling and reduce heat. Cook for 10 minutes or until potatoes are very tender.
Meanwhile, in same skillet, melt butter over low heat. Stir in flour with whisk until smooth. Cook and stir for 1 minute.
Gradually stir in 2 cups of the milk. Pour milk mixture into potato mixture. Add remaining 2 cups milk, the salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with whisk, until mixture is thickened and bubbly.
Stir in ham, half of the bacon, the sour cream, 2 cups of the cheese and 1/2 cup of the green onions. Cook until thoroughly heated and cheese is melted.
Evenly top individual servings with remaining bacon, 1/2 cup cheese, 1/4 cup green onions, and enjoy!
Season pork slivers with ¾ teaspoon of salt and the pepper and set aside.
Set a large pot over medium-high heat and add the sesame oil.
Once oil starts to shimmer, add the slivers of pork tenderloin. Cook until the pork is browned, 1½ to 2 minutes. Use tongs to turn the pork over and brown the other side, about 1 minute more. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
To the pot, add the sliced scallion whites and cook, stirring often, until soft, for 1 to 1½ minutes. Stir in the garlic, and once fragrant, after about 30 seconds, stir in the gochujang, gochugaru and tofu.
Add the kimchi, water, rice vinegar, soy sauce and remaining 1½ teaspoons of salt, bring to a simmer and reduce the heat to medium-low.
Simmer 20 minutes, return the pork to the pot and simmer for 1 minute more. Serve the soup in bowls sprinkled with the sliced green scallions with a heaping addition of steamed white rice.
Kimchi, gochujang and gochugaru are available in many supermarkets' international sections or at a local Korean or Asian grocer.
In a large cast-iron pot, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in 1 tablespoon of the oil. Season the pork with salt and pepper.
Season the pork with salt and pepper.
Add one-third of the pork to the casserole and cook over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until well browned, about 8 minutes. Transfer the pork to a baking sheet. Repeat in 2 more batches with the remaining butter, oil and pork.
Add the bacon to the pot and cook until desired doneness; then add to the pork.
Add the pork and bacon back to the pot along with the cider, stock and bay leaves; bring to a simmer. Cover and simmer gently until the pork is tender, 2½ hours. Discard the bay leaves.
In a small bowl, whisk the cornstarch with 1/4 cup of water. Add the cornstarch mixture and the cream to the stew and simmer until the liquid is thickened, about 5 minutes.
Stir in the mustard and sage and season with salt and pepper. Enjoy.