Sunday, January 13, 2013
Frugal and Healthy Soup/Stew
It's the still-needing-a-name-soup/stew.
It turned out more of a stew than a soup.
I did not use any broth or stock either.
In desperation to clean out my fridge (1/2 can of homemade canned salsa, and 1/2 can of homemade canned, slightly spicy, zucchini relish), I put some things in the crock pot and the family raved over it.
With using the above, I also tossed in:
-green peppers (we froze from the garden last summer)
-corn (we froze from last summer)
-tomatoes (also from the garden and frozen)
-1 pint of home canned tomato sauce (also from the garden)
-some frozen spinach
-some green beans
-about 2 cups of small red beans (previously cooked from dry and frozen)
-dry herbs from the garden (parsley etc), and dehydrated/ground hot peppers from the garden.
-small amount of water (the corn, tomatoes, etc. gave it more liquid as it cooked)
-sea salt and pepper
So far, this was the best ever soup/stew from what ever I had on hand. The salsa and relish added more veggies and flavor too.
It was more like "Hobo Stew" only without meat. The home canned herbed tomato sauce as a base for this was a good choice. Mmmmm!