Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Nothing like Homemade soup on a cold day

Well... it IS made at home.

You'll want a pan of cornbread to go with this.

Brown about a pound of ground chuck. Drain any fat that may be there after it's cooked.
While the meat is cooking, start a large pot with your choice of mixed vegetables, including onions and bell pepper. (When you're in a hurry use canned mixed vegetables.)

Add the following to the vegetables...
1 large can of tomato sauce or tomato paste
1 small can of shoe-peg corn

Your choice of spices for flavor. (I use my own blend of spices that are Italian.)
Add the meat to the soup mixture, bring to a boil, then simmer for a few hours.
If you like a thicker soup, add instant potato flakes while it is boiling. This also adds extra flavor.

Be sure the cornbread comes from an iron skillet. Whoo-hoo!

What a way to warm the day. (It's even better the next day.)