Mix-and-Match Soup

Mix-and-Match Soup
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(Makes 8 generous servings)
BROTH (choose one)

Tomato: One 12-oz. can tomato paste PLUS two 16-oz. cans tomatoes with juice (chopped) PLUS water to equal 10 cups total

Chicken/Turkey: 10 cups broth OR 4 bouillon cubes dissolved in 10 cups water

Beef: 10 cups broth OR 4 bouillon cubes dissolved in 10 cups water

PROTEIN (choose one -- 1 pound or 2 cups, cooked)

Ground beef, browned

Leftover meatballs or meatloaf, chopped

Cooked chicken or turkey (cut up)

Ham (cut up)

Lentils

Frankfurters, sliced (or any sausage or Kielbasa)

Pepperoni, sliced

Beans, cooked or canned (pintos, kidney, Great Northern, or a mixture of whatever you have on hand)

GRAIN (choose 1 or 2 -- total of 2 cups)

Rice, cooked (any variety)

Barley, cooked

Pasta, raw

Corn

Dumplings (add near end of cooking time)

VEGETABLES (raw, cooked or canned, choose 2 or more -- total of 1 - 2 cups)

Cabbage

Carrots

Celery

Onion

Potatoes

Tomatoes

Green beans

Turnips

Parsnips

Broccoli

Peas or pea pods

Cauliflower

Bell pepper

Zucchini (add raw)

SEASONINGS (choose 2 - 4 spices, 1 - 2 teaspoons each)

Basil

Cayenne (dash)

Chives

Cumin

Garlic

Marjoram

Onion powder

Thyme

Rosemary

Parsley

Oregano

TO PREPARE SOUP:

Bring broth to a boil in a large stock pot or Dutch oven. Add all ingredients; salt and pepper to taste; reduce heat; simmer one hour.

SLOW COOKER PREP:

Pour boiling stock and other ingredients into slow cooker and simmer 8 - 12 hours or overnight on LOW setting.


 

About The Author

Deborah Taylor-Hough (wife and mother of three) is the author of the bestselling book, 'Frozen Assets: How to cook for a day and eat for a month' and the new book, 'Frugal Living For Dummies(r)' (Wiley, 2003). You can subscribe to her newest free newsletter by Clicking Here to send an email. Visit Debi's Website


Copyright 2002 Deborah Taylor-Hough

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