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Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
Sat Dec 24, 2022, 12:26 AM Dec 2022

Easy soup that came out unbelievably good:)

Cut up big link of smoked sausage

Sauted with shallots, then carrots, then added 4 fresh small tomatoes cut up and maybe 4 potatoes cut up

Roasted two heads of garlic in oven and added when done.

Added:
1 carton organic vegetable broth
1 carton organic chicken broth
1 can if Campbell's beef consomme

Let it simmer until potatoes done.

Added
Roasted garlic
4 big handfuls of fresh spinach/ kale mix
1 can of Cannolini (sp?)beans
Handfuls of frozen organic corn and green beans.
3 organic green onions

Seasoned with
Greek seasoning
Red pepper flakes.
Garlic powder
Paprika

Simmered for about an hour then done,!!!

I love soup. But starting to like the quick versions if they pack lots of flavor!

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Easy soup that came out unbelievably good:) (Original Post) Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2022 OP
I took a giant can of tomatoes and dumped them in two big pans mahina Dec 2022 #1
Sounds good. And they m!ake really good tomatoes in a can now Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2022 #3
Might give that a try! mahina Dec 2022 #5
Interesting to have 3 broths viva la Dec 2022 #2
Yes it does! I know that the Campbell's beef consomme sounds weird Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2022 #4
got beef veggie soup in the crockpot now littlewolf Dec 2022 #6
Yes ! Gotta have soup on freezing days! That is a great idea Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2022 #10
I can't tell littlewolf Dec 2022 #15
Sounds good! I need to buy one of those utensils Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2022 #16
we just brown it in a frypan with or without onions / garlic littlewolf Dec 2022 #17
Ya but you've gotta break it up or you'd have a big block Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2022 #19
yes you have to break it up ... we buy it in 3 - 5 lb littlewolf Dec 2022 #20
I need to get more zen and get into browning hamburg ! Lol Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2022 #23
A large wooden spoon with a flat end is good for that Unwind Your Mind Dec 2022 #25
I am making your recipe right now... AmBlue Dec 2022 #7
Soup is done AmBlue Dec 2022 #9
Great! Wasn't much of a "recipe" but so much of cooking Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2022 #12
This message was self-deleted by its author Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2022 #13
I know ! Felt bad for my family in CT ... Wrapped in Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2022 #11
Yes... AmBlue Dec 2022 #14
This looks like a good jump off point for lots of soups and stews.. Bravo!! nt mitch96 Dec 2022 #8
Hope so... Think it's my passion - soup ... Ever since I was a little Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2022 #18
"learning from my grandmother ( Ukrainian)"... Interesting.. I learned to cook watching my mitch96 Dec 2022 #21
Cheers compatriot!!! Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2022 #22
We called them "Hulupkeys"... Mom and I would make about 25 or 30 at a pop in the pressure cooker mitch96 Dec 2022 #24

mahina

(17,787 posts)
1. I took a giant can of tomatoes and dumped them in two big pans
Sat Dec 24, 2022, 05:53 AM
Dec 2022

Set the oven at 275 and roasted them for two hours. There’s a lot of liquid and it cooked out. I put that in a blender right then it was delicious just like that.

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
3. Sounds good. And they m!ake really good tomatoes in a can now
Sat Dec 24, 2022, 10:47 AM
Dec 2022

Have you ever had tomato water? There's an authentic Italian restaurant nearby and the chef makes a dressing by taking fresh tomatoes and draining the liquid out of them and using that as a dressing base. Out of this world.

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
4. Yes it does! I know that the Campbell's beef consomme sounds weird
Sat Dec 24, 2022, 10:52 AM
Dec 2022

But its a chef's secret ingredient I learned a long time ago. Used to be better when it had actual Sauterne in it but someone got their panties in a wad and they took it out.

Chicken broth + beef broth is a great combo. Especially for French onion soup.

littlewolf

(3,813 posts)
6. got beef veggie soup in the crockpot now
Sat Dec 24, 2022, 01:03 PM
Dec 2022

have hamburger cooked and in the freezer microwaved it for one minute
add onions and garlic in a frypan for just a minute or two ...
then add to crockpot
2 beef bouillon cubes in 2 cups of water microwaved
1 bag of mixed veggies
2 small can of crushed tomatoes
4 potatoes cut up
Italian seasonings and garlic pepper
put in crockpot put on high ...
will see how it turns out ... really cold here in NC
and wanted some soup ...
its like 30 and with windchill its below zero ....

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
10. Yes ! Gotta have soup on freezing days! That is a great idea
Sat Dec 24, 2022, 05:05 PM
Dec 2022

To cook the hamburg then freeze it. That has got to be my least favorite thing - browning hamburg meat . Does it taste any different frozen? Guess in a soup it'd be hard to tell the difference

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
16. Sounds good! I need to buy one of those utensils
Sat Dec 24, 2022, 06:24 PM
Dec 2022

That makes it easy to brown hamburg... Like to separate into small pieces

littlewolf

(3,813 posts)
17. we just brown it in a frypan with or without onions / garlic
Sat Dec 24, 2022, 06:26 PM
Dec 2022

let it cool and put in ziplock bags ... easy peasy

AmBlue

(3,140 posts)
7. I am making your recipe right now...
Sat Dec 24, 2022, 03:10 PM
Dec 2022

One pot with Polish sausage and one with smoked turkey (for my non-red meat eater). I'll let you know how it comes out!! It sure smells good for a cold day!

It's in the mid-30s here in Cental Florida! Crazy.... but worry about all my friends up north. Hoping everyone is ok.

AmBlue

(3,140 posts)
9. Soup is done
Sat Dec 24, 2022, 05:04 PM
Dec 2022

The hubs gave rave reviews... 🎉 We'll add some garlic bread and parmesan cheese, and dinner is done!

Thanks for the recipe!

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
12. Great! Wasn't much of a "recipe" but so much of cooking
Sat Dec 24, 2022, 05:12 PM
Dec 2022

Is just eyeballing it huh. Gotta have polish meal tonight, Christmas Eve tradition. Perogies kielbasa sauerkraut

Response to AmBlue (Reply #9)

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
11. I know ! Felt bad for my family in CT ... Wrapped in
Sat Dec 24, 2022, 05:10 PM
Dec 2022

Blankets no heat no lights. But at least they had 4 walls ( not like the immigrants and homeless) and luckily crews restored it last night.

AmBlue

(3,140 posts)
14. Yes...
Sat Dec 24, 2022, 05:47 PM
Dec 2022

Those of us with heat and power are truly the fortunate ones this holiday. I hope they will be ok. That's terrifying.

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
18. Hope so... Think it's my passion - soup ... Ever since I was a little
Sat Dec 24, 2022, 06:30 PM
Dec 2022

girl learning from my grandmother ( Ukrainian). But can never seem to replicate Like with chicken soup, my mom told me you could never replicate because back in the day you'd go to the butcher and buy fresh fowl.

mitch96

(13,951 posts)
21. "learning from my grandmother ( Ukrainian)"... Interesting.. I learned to cook watching my
Sat Dec 24, 2022, 09:06 PM
Dec 2022

Ukrainian Mother and Grandmother cook.. Very simple hardy foods.
Not a tweezer or micro green in sight... They were just basic good home cooks. Mom also worked in small restaurants and "Luncheonettes" and got a lot of good ideas there. She never stuck to a recipe. That was just a guide and then she would take off from there.
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Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
22. Cheers compatriot!!!
Sun Dec 25, 2022, 12:15 AM
Dec 2022

What did you make? My dad's side is Polish and from what I can gather all those countries shared a lot with minor differences. stuffed cabbage? Funny, as kids, think we just made up names of things like we thought was right in English.. goo-wump-key

Besides perfect chicken soup my other goal is perfect Borscht. Do you make that?

mitch96

(13,951 posts)
24. We called them "Hulupkeys"... Mom and I would make about 25 or 30 at a pop in the pressure cooker
Sun Dec 25, 2022, 10:47 AM
Dec 2022

There was always a pot sitting on the back burner, just warm.. Come in from the cold? 4 PLEASE!!
Poppy seed banik, a version of a poppyseed roll.. Delish. As a kid borscht looked too creapy but today I love it...Chicken stew was always a favorite with tons of paprika and garlic.. Fried potato Latkes/fritters/Draniki with a Ukraine flair.. Any foods that were fresh and cheap MOm would make a feast out of it..
I remember lots of potato and cabbage dishes and alcohol
Lots of drinking during the holidays... Not us kids of course.
Pops side of the family was from Belarus so the foods were basically the same... Never met any of them. Lost in the Holocaust.. I bet they had some good recipes..
Це свято, їж добре, друже.... This holiday, Eat well my friend...
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