Friday, January 8, 2010

hot soup

This weather makes you want to have hot soup and toasted cheese; this recipe combines them. My favorite of my favorite soups
Hearty Beef Chowder
adapted from More Make-A-Mix Cookery
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped celery
  • 1/2 cups diced onion fry in the bottom of your large saucepan with
  • 2 Tablespoons of butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic, pressed added to the above mixture
  • 1 lb lean ground beef fry in fry pan same time as the celery/onion mixture
  • Add 3 Tablespoons flour to celery mixture (you are making cream of celery soup)
  • 2 cups milk added to the flour/celery mix when the flour has almost browned
  • add meat to large saucepan and
  • 4 cups tomato juice (or V-8)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 1/2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper (or more..)
  • a dash of hot sauce or chili pepper. Cook about 30 minutes and add
  • thin slices of Swiss cheese to each bowl and spoon soup on top. Serve immediately.
Yummy dish of warmth and goodness.

I crave this soup; can I brave our 28 degree morning (with wind chill of 17) ? (I know you are scoffing at our paltry cold but ..I don't even have a coat or gloves, the few days it is cold I borrow my husbands and he wore his to work this morning! ) to go out and buy some hamburger and Swiss cheese?

You can substitute 2 cans of cream of celery soup for the milk and flour; you may need to thin it a bit with milk. I haven't made it with the soup since 1981.


Paula said...

I hear you about the cold!!!! It's 26 here and we're all about to have a cow. We're not used to frigid temps! I made minestrone last night. This is perfect soup weather. Your recipe sounds really good, I may have to try it.

Baby Boomer Grammy said...

Sounds yummy. I'll try it, along with your roll recipee. Thanks for sharing.

Baby Boomer Grammy said...

P.S. did some catching up on your older posts. Congratualations on a beautiful new grandson, and sorry to hear about the broken leg mishap. You were so brake to head up to the mountains in the winter.

Baby Boomer Grammy said...

P.S. again. I meant "brave" not "brake". Subconscious mind coming out on that one. (my foot never leaves the brake when I'm driving through the mountains.)