Sunday, January 4, 2009

Hamburger Soup

Sticking pretty fair and true to my 2009 goals thus far, though it has only been three days so I can't really boast.

Tried a new recipe on the 2nd! Hamburger Soup, a recipe I got from Chubba Gurl blogger, Shweetpotato! Uber delicious!

I did tweak the recipe a bit to fit what I had on hand and what I forgot to pick up from the store. I used a cup of frozen veggies (pea, carrots, green beans) instead of the carrots and celery...and I used diced tomatoes instead of whole...just personal pref. Was very good - a definite add to our collection of things to make! Makes my mouth water now!


Momma Val said...

Yum!!! Kinda reminds me of goulash or chilimac. Looks really yummy!!!

BerryBird said...

Funny, Momma Val, I was going to say the same thing: looks like goulash. Mmmm. Stacy, did you end up using the crockpot? I got a crockpot for Christmas, too, and have never cooked with one before, so am looking for recipes and/or tips.

Momma Val said...

Hey Berrybird,
I have a crockpot lasagna recipe if you are interested. Also, I gave my friend a second hand crock pot and when I went tot he website to download the user's manual for her they had a ton of recipes on the website too. Just in case you are looking for recipes. They may even have some for your specific model??? :) Good luck!

Alisha said...

Try this. You can thank me later. :) (I make a pot every Monday and eat it all week... I double the cook times though and put a slice of munster cheese in my bowl instead of parmesan.)


Ingredients (serves 6)

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 carrots, sliced
2 stalks celery, sliced
1 (16 ounce) can diced plum tomatoes
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
2 cubes beef bouillon
6 cups water
2 zucchinis, quartered and sliced
2 cups sliced cabbage
1 teaspoon garlic salt
salt and ground black pepper to taste
freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

Heat oil in a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Saute onion, carrot, and celery until onion is translucent and vegetables are tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and Italian seasoning, and cook 5 minutes more, stirring frequently.
Dissolve bouillon cubes in water, and stir into vegetables. Adjust heat to a medium simmer, and cook approximately 10 minutes. Add zucchini and cabbage, sprinkle with garlic salt, and cook until tender, 5 minutes more. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, and serve

Stacy said...

Momma Val - I made so much - but it's almost gone! Definitely soup season in our house right now!

BerryBird - I did use the crockpot. I cooked it on high for about 3-5 hours, not exactly sure on the time because I know I put in before Matt and I traipsed through the mall - but the meat was already browned so I was horribly worried about how long it was in there. It was boiling when we got back.

Momma Val - Will def. have to try that lasagna recipe soon - sounds delicious - gotta get out of my soup craving first tho, LOL! I don't know if my crock came with recipes, I will have to get the box and look now! :)

Alisha - Oh my goodness that sounds GOOD! I will definitely try it soon!

Granny Two Shoes said...

This is absolutely wonderful!