PEGGI'S ITALIAN SOUP/ WITH OR WITHOUT CHEESE

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Peggi Anne Tebben

By
@cookiequeen

I got the idea for part of this soup from a get together at an elderly woman's house about 30 years ago. I added Italian seasoning, tomato juice instead of just water & added cabbage, mushrooms, cheese & garlic & made it my own. My family loves it.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
Makes a big pot
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

  • 2 lb
    hamburger or deer burger
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter
  • 5 medium
    red potatoes, with skins on, cubed into bite size pieces
  • 1 small
    head of cabbage -cut into large pieces
  • 1 large
    onion, cut into thick slivers
  • 1/3
    stalk of celery, cut into bite size pieces
  • 6 medium
    carrots, cut into bite size chunks
  • 10
    pieces fresh okra, cut into bite size pieces (seasonal & optional)
  • 10
    fresh mushrooms, cut in half
  • 1 qt
    tomato juice
  • 1 qt
    stewed tomatoes, italian-style
  • 5 clove
    minced garlic
  • ·
    salt & pepper , to taste
  • 3 Tbsp
    italian seasoning (may use more)
  • 2 lb
    velveeta cheese, cut in cubes

How to Make PEGGI'S ITALIAN SOUP/ WITH OR WITHOUT CHEESE

Step-by-Step

  1. In 4 T. butter brown onions, mushrooms, celery & garlic in skillet until just soft. Salt & pepper to taste.
    Doing this gives it a better flavor than just throwing it all in a pan & boiling it.
  2. In another skillet, brown burger.
  3. In 5 qt. dutch oven, bring to a boil,in the tomato juice, the potatoes, cabbage, carrots & okra & continue cooking on medium-high heat. Add as little water as possible to just cover them. Boil 10 minutes.
  4. Add the stewed tomatoes, mushroom mixture & burger mixture to potato mixture & continue cooking on low heat for about 20 more minutes.
  5. Turn off heat & add Italian seasoning & the Velveeta. Just make sure all is hot. Do not cook very long or things will mush. All together, I would only cook it about 30 minutes, at the most.
  6. You can omit the cheese if you want , but adding creates a whole new flavor. The picture shown is one bowl with cheese & one bowl without. I also use home canned tomato juice & stewed tomatoes, so if you use store bought, use lg cans of each.

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About PEGGI'S ITALIAN SOUP/ WITH OR WITHOUT CHEESE

Course/Dish: Beef Soups
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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