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Famous Texas Beef Soup

Texas Beef Soup

Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time :0:00


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound lean beef stew meat
1 tablespoon seasoning salt or to taste
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 small finely chopped onion
1/2 finely chopped green bell pepper
2 1/2 cups beef broth
1 (15 oz) can mixed vegetables
1 (11.5 fl oz) can spicy vegetable juice cocktail

Heat the olive oil in a large heavy skillet. Season the stew meat with seasoning salt and pepper.

Cook meat in the oil along with onion and bell pepper until browned. Transfer to a slow cooker, and stir in the beef broth.

Cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours, or until meat is tender. During the last 30 minutes, stir in the mixed vegetables and vegetable juice cocktail.

Calories: 307; Fat: 19g; Cholesterol: 66mg; Sodium: 1144mg; Carbs: 9.5g; Fiber: 3.4g; Protein: 23.5g.

May 18, 2009 Posted by | Cooking and Food, Famous Recipes, Food, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Crockpot Vegetable Clam Chowder

Crockpot Vegetable Clam Chowder

2 6 1/2 oz cans minced clams
2 c. peeled potatoes, cut into 1/2″ cubes
1 c. finely chopped onion
1 c. chopped celery
1 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 10 3/4 oz cans condensed cream of potato soup
2 c. water
1 c. nonfat dry milk powder
1/3 c. flour
1 c. cold water
4 slices bacon, crisp-cooked, drained, and crumbled

Drain clams, reserving liquid. Cover clams; chill. In CP combine reserved clam liquid, potatoes, onion, celery, carrot, sugar, salt, and papper. Stir in potato sour and 2 cups water. Cover; cook on low heat for 8 to 10 hours or on high heat for 4 to 5 hours. If using low heat setting, turn to high. In a medium bowl combine nonfat dry milk powder and flour. Gradually whisk in 1 c. cold water; stir into soup. Cover; cook on high 10 to 15 minutes or till thickened. Stir in clams. Cover; cook 5 minutes more. Ladle soup into bowls. Sprinkle each serving with crumbled bacon and paprika.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

May 13, 2009 Posted by | Cooking and Food, Famous Recipes, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Famous Quick Mushroom Soup

Quick Mushroom Soup

This incredibly easy recipe is also incredibly versatile. You can
puree the mushrooms for maximum flavor, or you can leave them in
chunks, or you can strain the broth to make a lovely mushroom-
scented consomme.

1 lb (450 g) mushrooms, chopped or sliced
4-6 cups (1-1.5 L) beef, chicken, or vegetable stock
1 cups (250 ml) heavy cream, half-and-half, or milk (optional)
2 Tbs (30 ml) dry sherry (optional)

Combine the mushrooms and stock in a pot and bring to a boil over
high heat. You can puree the soup, serve it like it is, or strain
it to make a clear broth. Add optional cream and/or sherry if
desired. Serves 4 to 6.

Phoenix AZ

February 2, 2009 Posted by | Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dinner, Famous Recipes, Food, Meals, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Famous Tortellini Soup Recipe

Tortellini Soup

1 tsp butter
3-4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 cans (14 oz. each) vegetable broth
1 pkg (9 oz.) tortellini
1 can (14 oz.) stewed tomatoes, chopped up
1/2 bunch fresh spinach, cleaned, stemmed, and torn
6-8 fresh mushrooms, sliced
6 fresh basil leaves or 1 Tbsp. dried basil
1/4 cup shredded parmesan

Saute garlic in butter.  Add broth and bring to boil.  Add tortellini
and simmer for about 5 minutes.  Add tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, and
basil.  Simmer for 2-3 minutes.  Stir in parmesan and serve.

December 22, 2008 Posted by | Cooking and Food, Food, Holidays, Meals, Pasta Recipes, Soup, Soup Recipes, Soups | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Famous Mushroom Onion Soup Recipe

Mushroom Onion Soup

2 C. (8 ounces) fresh mushrooms
3 T. margarine
2 medium onions, chopped
2 T. all-purpose flour
5 C. low-sodium chicken broth
Dash pepper
1/3 C. uncooked long grain rice
1 bay leaf
2 T. chopped fresh parsley

Trim mushroom stems level with the caps; finely chop stems and thinly
slice caps. In a large saucepan, melt margarine; add mushrooms and
onions. Cook and stir over low heat for 5 minutes. Blend in flour;
add broth and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture boils.
Reduce heat. Add rice and bay leaf; cover and simmer for 15-20
minutes or until the rice is tender. Discard bay leaf. Sprinkle with
parsley.  Serves 4

December 20, 2008 Posted by | Christmas, Cooking and Food, Famous Recipes, Food, Holidays, Recipe, Recipes, Soup, Soup Recipes, Soups, Vegetable Recipes, Vegetables | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Yield: 6 (1-cup) servings

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 onion, thinly sliced

4 cloves garlic, smashed

2 fresh sage leaves

2 teaspoons kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

2 medium canned plum tomatoes

1 medium butternut squash (about 2 pounds), peeled, halved, seeded, and diced

4 cups low-sodium chicken broth or water

1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan, optional

Heat the olive oil in a soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, sage, 1 teaspoon of the salt and season with pepper, to taste. Cook, covered stirring occasionally, until soft and fragrant, about 15 minutes. Raise heat to medium-high, add the tomatoes, and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, until the tomatoes break up and the onions brown slightly, about 7 minutes.

Add the squash and the remaining teaspoon salt, and continue to cook Butternut Squash Soup, stirring occasionally, until the squash is tender, about 12 minutes. Add the broth, bring to a simmer, and cook, uncovered, until the vegetables tender, about 20 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.

Working in batches, puree the soup in a blender, or with an immersion blender. Return the soup to the pot and reheat over medium heat. Stir in the vinegar.

Serve the soup in warm bowls with a touch of Parmesan cheese if desired.

Nutrition Information

Nutritional Analysis per serving

Calories 155

Fat 9 grams

Saturated Fat 1 gram

Carbohydrates 19 grams

Fiber 1 gram

Protein 5 grams

Squash Ginger Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

October 26, 2007 Posted by | Carnival Of The Recipes, Cooking, Cooking and Food, Famous Recipes, Meatless Recipes, Recipe, Recipes, Soup, Soup Recipes, Summer Recipes, Thanksgiving, Vegetable Recipes, Vegetables | , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments