Hearty Logging Camp Soup Recipe

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Hearty Logging Camp Soup

Bonnie Sproul


Since winter is on it's way, I thought I'd submit one of our favorite soup recipes.
This has been in our family since the late 1940's when my dad worked in a logging camp. It was always called "Goop" in our family. This is a very versitle recipe. Some options are: add minced garlic when browning hamb., use ground turkey, add chili powder and it will taste like chili, etc. Make it your own! Since we are empty nesters I cut the recipe in half and even then I end up freezing enough for another meal.

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1 1/2 lb
diced onion
2 can(s)
kidney beans, undrained (i use 1 light red, 1 dark red)
2 can(s)
hominy, undrained (i use 1 yellow, 1 white)
2 can(s)
diced (italian style) tomatoes
1 can(s)
tomato sauce
1 can(s)
water, as needed

Directions Step-By-Step

Brown hamburger and onion in soup pot.
Add rest of ingredients. You can make it as soupy as you want.
Bring to a boil then turn down and simmer 1/2 to several hours.
Serve with crusty french bread.
Freezes well.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef Soups, Bean Soups
Other Tag: Quick & Easy