About John Velek, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes John Velek has tested.

Spicy Tomato Blue Cheese Soup Recipe

Spicy Tomato and Blue Cheese Soup

This spicy tomato soup gets its heat from Thai Sriracha sauce and depth from blue cheese. San Marzano tomatoes are used, so the soup can be made anytime.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 19
Thai Basil Pork Recipe

Thai Basil Pork Recipe

For Thai Basil pork, ground pork is cooked with garlic, shallots, Thai chiles, and sweet basil. Serve white rice alongside mounds of Thai basil pork.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 2
Salmon Mousse Pinwheels Recipe

Salmon Mousse Pinwheels

Salmon mousse pinwheels are an elegant way to kick off a tea, cocktail party, or dinner. The pinwheels can be made ahead and sliced just before serving.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 2
Southwest Chile Cheese Fondue Recipe

Southwest Chile Cheese Fondue

This Southwest chile cheese fondue is brimming with chile ingredients, cheese, and spices. This is a fondue with brio. Dip chorizo for a flavor blast.

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  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 6
Beef Braised in Barolo Recipe

Beef Braised in Barolo

Cold outside? Try slowly braising boneless beef chuck and pancetta in a heady mix of Barolo wine, garlic, tomatoes, thyme, and rosemary.

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  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 5 H, 10 M
  • 4
Senate Bean Soup Recipe

Senate Bean Soup

This authentic version of Senate bean soup draws on ham hocks and navy beans for its everyday comfort food goodness. Heirloom beans make it even better.

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  • 20 M
  • 6 H
  • 2