December 1, 2015

Mushroom Barley Soup

1 T. vegetable oil 2 c. finely chopped onion 1 c. diced carrots ½ c. diced celery 4-oz. can mushrooms, undrained 1 garlic clove, minced 14.5-oz. can beef broth 14.5-oz. can chicken broth 2 c. water ½ c. pearl barley 1 t. salt ½ t. pepper 3 T. … [Read more...]

Easy Taco Soup 

1½-2 lbs. ground beef 1 large onion, diced 2 15.5-oz. cans pink or red kidney beans 15.5-oz. can pinto or chili beans 15.5-oz. can shoe peg corn (or whole kernel corn) 14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes and green chilies 2 14.5-oz. cans, any brand, … [Read more...]

Curried Chickpea Stew

1 t. olive oil 1 c. onion, diced 1½ c. carrots, diced 2 cloves garlic, finely diced 1½ -2 T. curry (depending on taste) 1 14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes 1 16-oz. can chickpeas 1½ c. water 1 cube chicken or vegetable bouillon 1 whole chicken breast … [Read more...]

Easy Clam Chowder

3 slices of bacon, diced 1 c. diced onion 3 c. diced potatoes 1 8-oz. bottle clam juice 1 t. salt 1/4 t. pepper 2 bay leaves 2 dashes hot sauce 2 7-oz. cans minced clams 3 T. flour 1½ c. half and half 1½ c. whole milk In a Dutch oven, cook … [Read more...]

Taco Soup

1 lb. ground turkey or beef 1 large onion, chopped 1 package dry Hidden Valley® dressing mix 1 package taco seasoning mix 1 15-oz. can pinto beans 1 15-oz. can hot chili beans 1 15-1-oz. can whole kernel corn 1 15-oz. can stewed tomatoes, Mexican … [Read more...]

Dark Jim (Korean Chicken Stew)

2½ to 3 lbs. chicken, cut up 1 T. rice wine 1 t. soy sauce 2 t. corn starch 1/4 c. flour 2 T. cooking oil Sauce: 1/3 c. soy sauce 1 T. rice wine 3 T. sugar 1 t. sesame oil 2 slices ginger root 1 clove garlic 1/8 t. pepper 1/4 c. chicken … [Read more...]

Uncle John’s Chili

2½ lb. hamburger 1 t. kosher salt 1 t. pepper 1 c. chopped onions chili powder, to taste 1 28-oz. can diced tomatoes with chilies 1 c. ketchup 1/2 c. relish 1 15-oz. can chili beans 3 15-oz. cans dark red kidney beans Brown hamburger, drain … [Read more...]

Zucchini-Tomato Soup

2 qts. tomatoes, peeled 2 c. zucchini, peeled and cut into chunks 1 c. chopped onion salt and pepper, to taste ham or sausage, cubed (optional) celery, chopped (optional) Bring all ingredients to boil; simmer about an hour. Zucchini will be … [Read more...]

Crushed Lentil Soup

1 med. sweet onion, finely chopped 2 T. olive oil 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 c. vegetable broth 3 c. water 17.6-oz. pkg. Steamed Lentils from Trader Joe’s or 3 c. cooked lentils 1 pinch saffron 1 t. coriander 1 t. cumin 1 t. pepper 1 t. … [Read more...]

Squash Bisque

1/2 c. chopped onion 2 T. grated fresh ginger 1 T. olive oil 3 c. cooked, peeled butternut squash 3 c. vegetable broth 1 c. evaporated skim milk 1/8 t. nutmeg salt and pepper to taste Sauté onion and ginger in olive oil, then stir in squash and … [Read more...]