The Pioneer Woman's Perfect Recipes
You can trust that Ree Drummond's "perfect" recipes live up to their name.
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Flat Apple Pie with Perfect Pie Crust
Think every dessert is a guaranteed indulgent dish? Think again, because Ree's crowd-pleasing recipe is surprisingly healthy. Her go-to pie crust turns out buttery, flaky results every time, and it's the ideal base for her sweetened apple filling.
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Simple, Perfect Enchiladas
Ree guarantees layer upon layer of flavor in her enchiladas by first dunking the tortillas in her thickened-up enchilada sauce, then rolling them with a hearty mixture of ground beef, black olives and green chiles before blanketing the casserole in a layer of gooey sharp cheddar.
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Perfect Potatoes au Gratin
Baked in a rich mixture of cheese and milk, Ree's cheesy potatoes are the ultimate in big-batch side dishes.
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Perfect French Fries
Thanks to her double-frying method, which guarantees a golden, crispy exterior and an interior of tender potato, Ree's easy fries, featured in Food Network Magazine, come together in just 40 minutes.
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Perfect Pot Roast
With more than 400 fan reviews and a five-star rating, Ree's all-in-one dinner features a fork-tender chuck roast and fresh carrots simmered in a comforting beef broth spiked with red wine. For a boost of welcome freshness, follow Ree's lead and add a duo of herbs — rosemary and thyme — to cook with the beef.
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Simple, Perfect Chili
Once you've prepped Ree's beefy two-bean chili, it's up to you to pile on the toppings. Set up a bar of fixings complete with cheddar cheese, fresh onions, crunchy tortilla chips and bright lime juice, and let each guest prepare the perfect bowl.
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Perfect Spinach Salad
Even with a bit of crispy bacon tossed in and a vinaigrette laced with warm bacon fat, Ree's fresh salad is a healthy pick, thanks to its bed of vitamin-rich spinach and good-for-you mushrooms.
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Perfect Homemade Lemonade
It takes only a handful of everyday ingredients to make Ree's classic lemonade. She starts with a simple syrup — a one-to-one mixture of water and sugar — to sweeten the lemon juice without a gritty aftertaste.
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Perfect Pancakes (and Toppings!)
Ree sets up a help-yourself toppings bar of family-friendly picks like mini chocolate chips, fresh berries and flavored yogurt, so everyone can dress up her buttery pancakes just as they like them.
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Perfect Bacon Cheeseburgers
Infused with hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce, Ree's beef burger patties are cooked in butter for bold, rich flavor in every bite. She blankets them with cheddar to add the must-have gooey texture, before rounding out the between-the-bun creation with bacon slices.
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Perfect Potato Soup
According to Ree, this big-batch soup "freezes really well," so don't be afraid to prepare it and stash it for later.
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