The sweetness of fresh figs makes them perfect for a variety of desserts, but figs are also a natural match for many savory ingredients and can be featured in appetizers, breads, salads, and entrees.
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Fig FactsFigs have a quick, shorter season in early summer and a second that starts in late summer and runs through fall. Some of the most common varieties include Black Mission, Brown Turkey, Calimyrna and Kadota. Keep figs stored in a perforated plastic bag in the refrigerator produce drawers, where moisture levels are higher.
Slow-cooker Turkey ChiliUse your slow cooker to make this chili recipe that's as easy as it is delicious. Browning the meat before adding it to the slow-cooker brings out the rich flavor of the dish.
Healthy Chili-Cheese DogsYour kids will flip for these healthy chili-cheese dogs! Uncured hot dogs cost a few dollars more than regular ones, but they're worth it. They are lower in fat and sodium and free of nitrites.
Cheesy Chili Hash Brown BakeThis 5-ingredient casserole features convenient frozen hash brown potatoes, a can of Sloppy Joe sauce and can of chili.
Tex-Mex Beef and Bean DipSturdy tortilla chips are perfect for scooping up this chunky dip. You can make this crowd-pleasing recipe ahead of time and reheat it when you're ready to serve.
Chili-Topped PotatoesLoaded baked potatoes are a hearty, comforting dinner option. Stuff them with chili and all the fixings for a new family favorite.
Playoff ChiliIf you can't take your eyes off the game, chili in a bag is a convenient, fuss-free way to multitask. Corn chips add just the right amount of crunch to flavorful chili.
Mexican Mole ChiliMole is an savory Mexican sauce that features earthy spices, hot chiles, and rich chocolate. It lends wonderful flavor to this not-so-average bowl of chili.