Monday, January 28, 2013

Sweet & Sour Cabbage Soup

I made Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup, it is so good!!! 

Sweet & Sour Cabbage Soup
  • One head of green cabbage, chopped
  • 2 medium yellow onions, chopped
  • 4 medium carrots, chopped
  • 64 oz. chicken broth - reduced sodium
  • 32 oz. beef broth - reduced sodium
  • 2 (16 oz.) cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 (16 oz.) cans tomato sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh garlic, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 oz. red wine vinegar
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

Place chicken and beef broth in a medium stock pot and bring to a boil. Then chop the onions, carrots and cabbage and place them in the stock pot too. Cook on medium heat for 30 minutes. After this, add the garlic, diced tomatoes and tomato sauce. Cook for another 30 minutes on medium heat, at a slight boil. Add sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper to taste, and simmer for one more hour.  Serves 8-10.  

Recipe adapted from: Mitch's Nana's Sweet & Sour Cabbage Soup

Give it a try, you just might like it!!

Friday, January 04, 2013

Easy Bean Soup

I have always made my bean soup with dry beans and they would have to soak overnight.  I bought some canned beans and thought I’d experiment.
Everyone loved it!
Here’s the recipe.

Easy Bean Soup from Lynn

1 onion - chopped
1 cup chopped celery with some of the leaves
1/2 tsp chopped garlic
1/2 tsp dry basil
Saute the all of the above ingredients in 2 TBS oil ( or bacon grease if you are from the south) until onions are translucent
Add 1 1/2 teaspoons of Emeril's Original Essence seasoning** ( I love this stuff )
**here’s a recipe from Emeril to make your own Emeril’s seasoning
Add 1 can - 15 oz diced tomatoes   (if you want it spicier you could use salsa instead)
Let cook down for about 3 minutes
Add 1/2 cup petite diced cooked ham
Add 1 TBS bacon pieces (I used Oscar Mayer Bacon bits)

Add 40 oz can Great Northern Bean - including liquid
Add 15 oz can Pinto Beans - including liquid
Mix 2 beef bouillon cubes or granuals with 2 cups hot water and add to soup.
Simmer for 1-2 hours 

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