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Homemade Mushroom Soup

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Russ Myers

By
@Beegee1947

For anyone who's only tasted canned mushroom soup before, this recipe for homemade mushroom soup will be a revelation.

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1/2 lb
fresh mushrooms – sliced
1/2
of a large sweet white onion – chopped
3 or 4 Tbsp
butter
1/3 c
flour
1/2 c
red wine (optional)
salt & pepper (or other spices) to taste
1 pinch
basil
2
14-ounce cans beef stock

How to Make Homemade Mushroom Soup

Step-by-Step

  • 1Saute onion in butter until translucent — but not brown — over medium heat in a medium-large saucepan.
  • 2Add fresh mushrooms and continue the saute for just a few minutes.
    Do not overcook. 
  • 3Sprinkle with flour and stir to coat the onions and mushrooms in the pan, adding a little more butter or flour if necessary.
  • 4Stir in the beef stock, salt, pepper and a pinch of basil. 
  • 5Add the red wine and reduce heat and simmer, continuing to stir the soup occasionally until it thickens.
  • 6Cool and refrigerate for 24 hours for flavor to develop. Before serving, gently rewarm but don’t let boil. Ladle into bowls, sprinkle with nutmeg. Savor every spoonful.

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About Homemade Mushroom Soup

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom