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homemade "what's in the house soup"

(1 rating)
Recipe by
alice coffield
columbus, OH

It never turns out the same twice, but you can add your favorite ingredients. This is very good.

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 3 Hr

Ingredients For homemade "what's in the house soup"

  • any amount
    anything you can find in your pantry - although it is generally a vegetable soup
  • any amount
    hamburger, cooked (gen 1/3 to 1 lb.)
  • any amount
    canned tomatos iny style - stewed, chopped, crushed or v* or tomato juice
  • any amount
    canned or leftover frozen veggies
  • 1-2 c
    beef or chicken broth (it is not usually in most peoples' pantries but try it sometime)
  • 4 - 6
    potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 3 - 4
    large carrots, sliced into 1/3 in rounds
  • 1
    large or 2 small sweet onions, peeled and chopped
  • 1-3
    large ribs of celery or small bits of celery, sliced
  • any amount
    leftover meat, esp. beef - you could add chicken or anything else that you like
  • amny amoun
    chopped cabbage, but bear in mind that cabbage is strong and 1 cup or a little less is better
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp
    mrs. dash original or table blend
  • 1/4 tsp
  • salt
    if desired
  • any amount
    spices you particularly enjoy

How To Make homemade "what's in the house soup"

  • 1
    Go through your refrigerator, freezer, and shelves, loking for odd bits of food, and leftover frozen veggies - odd cans,etc..This is where you make it your soup - get creative.
  • 2
    Brown any meats and drain and put into large pot. Add broth, tomato juice or products. Add any leftover cooked meats.
  • 3
    Peel and cut up potatoes, carrots, onion and celery. Add to pot. Add 2 cups water as needed. It depends on how much tomato products and broth or soup base you may have. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium low.
  • 4
    Simmer( with seasonings) for about 1-2 hours. Add canned veggies (and noodles or pasta, if you like either) Cook through.
  • 5
    Serve hot with cornbread, biscuits, or french bread and fruit.

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