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"Hearty Savory Soup Recipe To Warm You Up and Save You Money"
As colder, and colder weather settles in over much
of the country, thoughts about, warm, comforting,
nutritious, foods naturally pop into our heads. If you're dreading coming
home cold and hungry,
warming your day with a hot hearty bowl of savory soup or chili meal
may be just the recipe for
chasing away autumn and winter weather blues, and cutting your food
costs, helping you gain better
control of your family food budget.
Few things are as satisfying...
a cold day than warming yourself with your favorite hearty soup
from your recipe box. But that's not all... soups seem to help you stay
healthier and recover from illness faster than most any other food.
Research studies confirm this though they are hard-pressed to explain
why. But in the end, does the 'why' matter so much?
While soups are often excellent sources of healthful
nutrients all by
themselves, the healing power of soup seems to reach beyond mere
nutrition. Your grandma knew this. That's why she always made you a
meal of hot chicken soup when someone got sick. And yet the benefits
of soup doesn't end there either.
Imagine a fresh 8 inch snowfall. You spend an hour
shoveling it, and come inside. Shoveling is hard
work. When you first come in you're tired, and may well be 'chilled
to the bone' from that cold wind
outside. Someone sets a steaming bowl of soup in front of you.
of digging into that bowl, satisfying warmth spreads
throughout your body. You relax - maybe to the
point where you feel like a short nap. No matter how you feel about
the outside, right now after your
meal you're feeling warm and cozy and good.
While there are lots of great soup recipes out there
- here's a recipe that is sooo fast, easy, and
economical, some folks will accuse me of "cheating". Maybe
it is, but I have yet to see any soup
lover turn a bowl away.
what you'll need:
- 1 lb. of lean beef (you can use whatever is on sale
- stew beef, roast,
steak - it doesn't matter)
- 1 can beef broth
- 5 medium potatoes - chunked
- 1 lb frozen vegetables
- 1 small onion or 1/4 cup of frozen pearly onion.
- 3 tbs olive oil
- 2 tbs minced garlic
- Spices to taste
In a medium pan, bring the potatoes to boil then turn
off the burner and let them cool for a few minutes.
Brown the meat, garlic and onion. Add a dash or two
of your other spices.
Put all the ingredients into a crock pot. Put the crock
pot on medium setting.
Let it cook for 2-3 hours or more. Stir occasionally
That's it. If you use a crock pot, you can dump the
veggies and broth in right away and add the meat
and potatoes as you go.
You can forgo the crock pot if you prefer, and cook
the soup on your stove. Just use a low setting,
and stir more often to keep it from burning.
Since everything is already cooked, it really only
needs to warm through before it's ready to eat, but
the longer it cooks the better it tastes. For even more flavor, put
your soup in the fridge overnight and
put it back on to cook in the morning. Cooling and reheating your soup
enhances the flavor, and you
can stretch the number of meals you get from it this way. Just add some
very low cost thickening
out the saving tips here to learn more about this)..
This hearty soup can be prepared in a few minutes.
The recipe is a 'snap' to follow. Once your soup
meal is ready to serve, it becomes the ultimate "fast food"...
ready to eat when you are. It's a great
solution for busy families, and is a terrific recipe to include with
your other favorites for your future
meal planning.. With microwaves and reusable containers available everywhere,
there's no reason you
can't enjoy a warm meal of savory soup from this tasty recipe almost
Why not warm up to a satisfying, and frugal, meal which
includes a bowl of delicious, hearty, soup
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