Entries from January 2011 ↓

chili soup

I wanted to bring a hearty but not too spicy soup/stew type thing to a friend’s house for lunch today but didn’t have much in the house to work with – especially in the fresh vegetables department. So I concocted a chili type soup from what was around and it really came out well and was very satisfying.

• 1 can tomatoes
• 1 large sweet potato diced into 1 cup water
• 1 cup beef bouillon

Simmer until sweet potato is soft -puree with a hand blender if desired

Fry up in a bit of oil or beef drippings
• 1 rib celery finely diced
• 1 bell pepper diced
• 3 small green onions (since that’s all i had – I would add half an onion diced if I’d had it)
• 1 hot chili pepper very finely diced
• 1 tsp cumin
• 1 tsp chili powder
Add
• 1 can great northern beans
Add veggie bean mixture to stock with one small can tomato paste

Brown & Add > 1lb ground beef – browned last because I needed it to thaw. You could cook first remove beef to side and use drippings to saute veggies.

Cook soup until thick and yummy

I think this would be tasty with cilantro lime and sour cream