International Dishes Inspired by Chopped Mystery Basket Ingredients

These recipes prove you don't need a boarding pass to go on a flavor adventure. Just take a cue from Chopped.

Photo By: Petrina Tinslay

Photo By: Petrina Tinslay

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Photo By: Petrina Tinslay ©Owned

Photo By: Petrina Tinslay ©Owned

Photo By: Petrina Tinslay

Photo By: Petrina Tinslay

Photo By: Petrina Tinslay

Photo By: Petrina Tinslay ©Owned

Photo By: Petrina Tinslay

Vietnamese Grilled, Smoked Pork Chop Rice Bowls

Smoked pork chops take on Vietnamese flair with a brushing of fish sauce marinade in this recipe. Serve with rice and quick-pickled carrots for some zing.

Chopped Basket ingredient: smoked pork chops

Get the Recipe: Vietnamese Grilled Smoked Pork Chop Rice Bowls

Oat Risotto with Roasted Cauliflower

For a nuttier and richer risotto, try steel-cut oats instead. Then prepare this dish just as you would the classic Italian version. Serve topped with roasted cauliflower.

Chopped Basket ingredient: steel-cut oats

Get the Recipe: Oat Risotto with Roasted Cauliflower

Curried Pot Pies

Coconut makes an appearance in two different forms here — coconut milk and coconut butter, a very versatile cooking fat. This Southeast Asian-inspired curry also includes tofu, zucchini and a crispy topping of panko breadcrumbs.

Chopped Basket ingredient: coconut butter

Get the Recipe: Curried Pot Pies

Spicy Mexican Chili with Chicken Finger Dumplings

Frozen chicken fingers find new life as airy dumplings in this Mexican-inspired stew. A quick blitz in the food processor is all you need to reinvent them.

Chopped Basket ingredient: frozen chicken fingers

Get the Recipe: Spicy Mexican Chili with Chicken Finger Dumplings

Sausage Falafel with Romaine and Yogurt Sauce

Though traditionally vegetarian, Middle Eastern falafel gets a meaty makeover with turkey sausage. Serve the meatballs atop chopped romaine and drizzle with the yogurt sauce and hot sauce.

Chopped Basket ingredient: turkey sausage

Get the Recipe: Sausage Falafel with Romaine and Yogurt Sauce

Everything-Bagel Sushi Rolls

Smoked salmon on bagels inspired these Japanese sushi rolls, which are rolled in everything-bagel seasoning. They make a great meal or party appetizer.

Chopped Basket ingredient: smoked salmon

Get the Recipe: Everything Bagel Sushi Rolls

Top Sirloin Hot Pot

This recipe puts an East Asian twist on beef tip cap to create a hot pot. Serve the steak in bowls with broth and rice. Garnish with fresh chopped cucumbers, scallions, chiles and kimchi.

Chopped Basket ingredient: beef tip cap

Get the Recipe: Top Sirloin Hot Pot

Escarole Quesadillas

Mostly used in salads and Italian fare, escarole (along with black beans) becomes a filling for cheesy Mexican quesadillas in this recipe. Serve with salsa and lime wedges on the side.

Chopped Basket ingredient: escarole

Get the Recipe: Escarole Quesadillas

Bratwursts with Sweet-and-Sour Cabbage

Acai juice adds an earthy flavor and dyes the red cabbage a deeper shade of purple in this German-inspired sausage dish. A bit of apple cider vinegar provides a nice zing.

Chopped Basket ingredient: acai juice

Get the Recipe: Bratwurts with Sweet-and-Sour Cabbage

Steak and Black Bean Chalupas

These chalupas, which are simply open-faced Mexican tacos, are easy to make. Use an inexpensive cube steak, but be sure to sear it in a hot skillet for just 1 to 2 minutes to keep it from overcooking. Serve with black beans and mango salsa.

Chopped Basket ingredient: cube steak

Get the Recipe: Steak and Black Bean Chalupas

Faux-toush Salad with Lavash

Crispy baked lavash bread makes the perfect croutons in this Middle Eastern-inspired chicken salad. The spice sumac, along with lemon juice and zest, adds a bright flavor to the dressing.

Chopped Basket ingredient: lavash

Get the Recipe: Faux-toush Salad with Lavash

Almond Chicken Satay

Almond butter replaces peanut butter in this rendition of Southeast Asian chicken satay, which includes coconut milk, snap peas, hot chiles and cilantro. Serve over rice noodles.

Chopped Basket ingredient: almond butter

Get the Recipe: Almond Chicken Satay

Roasted Eggplant with Sichuan-Style Pork

Ground pork gets packed with Chinese Sichuan flavor in this easy recipe, which pairs the spicy meat with roasted Japanese eggplant and white rice.

Chopped Basket ingredient: ground pork

Get the Recipe: Roasted Eggplant with Sichuan-Style Pork

Banana Chip-Crusted Jerk Pork Chops

Heighten the Caribbean appeal of these pork chops with a coating of pulverized banana chips mixed with panko breadcrumbs and jerk seasoning. Serve the chops with rice and black beans.

Chopped Basket ingredient: banana chips

Get the Recipe: Banana Chip Crusted Jerk Pork Chops

Chicken Liver Stroganoff with Greek Yogurt

This isn't your average Russian stroganoff. Chicken livers, along with mushrooms, add an earthy flavor that surpasses the classic. Use Greek yogurt to thicken the sauce, and serve over egg noodles.

Chopped Basket ingredient: chicken livers

Get the Recipe: Chicken Liver Stroganoff with Greek Yogurt

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