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What is the best soup you've ever made?

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  • What is the best soup you've ever made?
    Now that the cool weather is here, I'd like to "beef up" (pardon the pun!) my collection of soup recipes.

    What is the best soup (or chowder) you've ever made?

  • RE: What is the best soup you've ever made?
    Corn Soup. I don't use a recipe so I will have to try and think of approx. measurments. Will get back with you.
  • RE: What is the best soup you've ever made?
    Subject: Leftover Turkey - A Great Soup
    Posted by: GrandmaMoses Replies: 1 Posted on: 10/14/2004 7:08:43 PM
    Turkey Soup

    First Part

    1 turkey carcass

    leftover turkey gravy

    12 cups water

    1 onion quartered

    2 celery stalks cut in two

    3 sprigs parsley (or 1 TBs. dried)

    1 bay leaf (2 or 3 if small)

    1 tsp. thyme

    1 TBs. salt

    1/2 tsp. pepper

    Break up carcass into a large pot. Add leftover gravy and water. Add onion, celery, parsley, bay leaf, thyme, salt and pepper. Bring to boil and turn to simmer for 1 1/2 hrs. Remove carcass and save any meat. Strain broth and discard all vegetables and bones. I let the stock sit overnight and remove any fat the next day.

    Second Part

    1 onion finely chopped

    2 celery stalks diced

    2-3 carrots diced and cooked

    1/3 cup instant blending flour well mixed with 1 cup water

    2 cups milk (I use 1 cup whole and 1 cup skim)

    1 TBs. dried parsley

    1/2 tsp. marjoram

    1/2 tsp. dill

    1 10oz, can turkey or chicken gravy

    2 chicken or turkey bouillon cubes dissolved in 2 cups boiling water

    any leftover mashed potatoes and all leftover turkey meat.

    Bring stock to a slow simmer. Add onion and celery, parsley, marjoram, dill, turkey gravy and dissolved bouillon cubes. Add broken up mashed potatoes and stir into stock pressing large lumps against side of pot until well mixed in or cook two or three potatoes ahead and puree in a blender if there are no leftovers. Bring to a boil and stir in flour/water mixture to thicken. Add the two cups of milk, leftover turkey and carrots. Simmer gently for about 10 minutes. Serves about 12. Freezes well for later.

  • RE: What is the best soup you've ever made?
    This is a winner! My friends requests this all the time!

    Subject: Ground Beef Vegetable Soup
    Posted by: Karolin Replies: 1 Posted on: 12/2/2002 7:50:26 AM
    This is one the whole family will love! :) -K

    Ground Beef Vegetable Soup

    1 lb. ground hamburg meat
    1 medium onion, chopped
    1 can Contadina Crushed Tomatoes in Tomato Puree (28 ounce can)
    1 Can Beef Broth (14 ounce can)
    2 cups raw diced potatoes
    2 medium carrots, diced
    1/2 cup diced celery
    1/4 cup Minute Rice raw, not cooked
    1 bay leaf
    1 cup shredded cabbage
    1/2 tsp gound thyme
    1/2 tsp ground basil
    3 tsp salt
    1/8 tsp pepper
    1 1/2 quarts water

    Brown meat and onion together, until meat is cooked. After draining meat, place in a large saucepan, and add all other ingredients. Bring to a boil, and then turn down to simmer on low heat for 2 hours. Remove bay leaf before serving!
  • RE: What is the best soup you've ever made?
    Queso Soup
    14 oz can diced tomatoes
    4 oz can chopped green chilies
    2 c. water
    1/2 t. pepper
    1 t. garlic salt
    1 can cream of potao soup
    1 can cream of onion soup
    1 can evaporated milk
    shredded cheddar cheese
    shredded Monterey Jack cheese
    Combine 1st 5 ingredients in a pot. Simmer 5-10 minutes. Add soups and simmer 5-10 minutes. Add milk, simmer 5 minutes. Place cheeses and fritos in bottom of soup bowl. Ladle soup over.
    *I have mixed all the soup ingredients all at once and then heated, and it works just fine. I also have substituted other soups and it turns out OK.
  • RE: What is the best soup you've ever made?
    Soup is one of our family's favorite things to eat so I would say
    corn chowder, clam chowder, cabbage roll soup, vegetable beef soup, chicken noodle soup and the list goes on.
  • RE: What is the best soup you've ever made?
    This has been only one of our favorites for many years.
    * Exported from Key Home Gourmet *

    Venus De Milo Soup

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :1:00
    Categories : Soups

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------
    1 lb hamburger
    2 14 oz cans chicken broth
    1 quart water
    1 pkt onion soup mix
    2 stalks celery -- chopped
    1 sm can mushrooms -- drain & chop
    1 can14 1/2oz tomatoes -- diced
    1 pkg frozen mixed vegetables
    1/2 cup orzo
    1 Tablespoon worcestershire sauce
    grated parmesan cheese -- to taste

    Fry hamburg in soup pot. Add next 5 ingredients & simmer for 20 mins.
    Add tomatoes & frozen veggies & simmer for 15 mins.
    Add orzo & boil for 10 mins.
    Add worcestershire sauce, & turn off heat.
    Serve with grated parmesan cheese.

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  • RE: What is the best soup you've ever made?
    My mum's recipe for Vegetable soup using Lamb Shanks.
    2 lamb shanks
    4 tablespoons Barley, put this in a big pot cover with water and bring to boil.then add finely diced large onion, GRATED...... 3 carrots 1 large Parsnip or 2 med,1 turnip. 1 med sweede, diced celery leaves to, and salt and pepper to taste( beef stock powder can be added if liked) simmer for 2-3hrs longer the better, till meat comes away from bones.Meat can be pulled from bone and returned to soup.

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  • RE: What is the best soup you've ever made?
    Chili Mac Soup is the best I ever made and it has become a favorite with my DH and I. Had a 1/2 pot of left over chili I had made. Cooked some elbow mac (about a cup or two depending on how much you are making), and added that, about a cup of ketchup,some water, or beef boullion. So now I just make a pot of chili,(I use diff. kinds of canned beans, hamburger, canned tomatoes, etc.(whatever you put in your chili)then I thin it down and add the elbow macaroni, and ketchup. It's wonderful on a cold day here in Maine.
  • RE: What is the best soup you've ever made?
    I have an awsome cream of broccoli soup that's made with velveeta cheese. I'll get it out to ya all soon.
  • RE: What is the best soup you've ever made?
    I made this a couple weeks ago and is my favorite!!!!

    Cauliflower soup
    Posted by: mamma482__MN
    Replies: 1 Posted on: 9/11/2004 5:33:13 PM
    I just made this today and it is absolutely delicious!!!!!!!! DH said it made his mouth water just by smelling it. And ate three bowls!!!!!!

    Posted by: Cittie Posted on: 3/20/2003 8:23:38 AM
    This was posted by Rachael on recipes, it’s from a church cookbook they just did. I would add some cheddar cheese (or Velveeta) to the soup at the end.

    1 bunch broccoli
    1 head cauliflower
    1c butter
    6tb flour
    3c half and half
    3c milk
    1/2ts garlic
    1/2ts pepper
    1/2ts salt
    6 chicken bullion cubes
    Steam or boil veggies till almost tender. In large pot melt butter, add flour to thicken. Combine warm milk and half and half. (I heat in microwave...makes it cook quicker)
    Pour into butter mixture. Add spices and bullion. Stir constantly until thick. Do Not Boil. Add veggies and simmer. My hubby love leftovers poured over baked potatoes.

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  • RE: What is the best soup you've ever made?
    My Cream of Jalapeno Soup is my all time favorite. But I also make a great Bean Soup, Cheesy Broccoli Soup, Potato Soup and Cheese Soup. My Chili, Vegetable Soup, French Onion, Cream of Mushroom, and Cream of Onion soups are pretty good too.

    Finished off with some homemade bread and a green salad while the snow falls down outside our window.


  • RE: What is the best soup you've ever made?
    Chicken Salsa Soup

    4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (cooked and cut up into small pieces or the size you like for soup)
    2-15oz.(med.)cans chicken broth
    2-small cans Mexi corn (drained)(with the green and red peppers diced in it)
    1-large can corn (drained)
    2- 15oz.cans Progresso brand black beans
    1 large can mild salsa (I use Old Elpaso Brand)
    3-cups water
    salt and pepper to taste
    Throw altogether into a pot and simmer for about 1 hour.
    Top with shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream if you like.

    I know this sounds like a really weird combination of things but I promise you it will be one of the best soups you ever eat.

    Broccoli Cheese Soup

    3-4 cups chopped broccoli(I use 4)
    1 small onion(diced)
    1 1/2 cup celery(chopped and with leaves)
    3-4 Tbls. butter
    3-cups milk
    3/4 of a block of Velveta cheese (or to your liking)

    Cook veggies with barely enough water to cover them until tender. In another pan melt 3-4 Tbls. butter and then blend in 3 Tbls. flour. To this you will add 3 cups of milk. Stir altogether. To this slowly add and melt Velveta cheese slice by slice until you reach the cheesy taste you like. I end up using around a 3/4 block of it. Drain off your veggies and place in sauce mixture. Enjoy!!

    These are two of my favorites and I hope you enjoy them too!

  • RE: What is the best soup you've ever made?
    The ingredients did not seem appealing to me; but when we tried it at DD's house it was a winner and I have it listed in my favorite recipes.

    My favorite winter soup

    Here's a great version of this recipe which
    is pureed to be creamy rather than leaving
    the vegetables in chunks as a stew.

    (from "Sundays at the Moosewood Restaurant")

    2 cups chopped onion
    1 Tblsp vegetable oil
    1/2 tsp cayenne or other ground chiles
    1 tsp grated peeled fresh ginger
    1 cup chopped carrots
    2 cups chopped sweet potatoes
    4 cups vegetable stock or water
    2 cups tomato juice
    1 cup smooth peanut butter
    1 Tblsp sugar
    chopped scallions
    chopped roasted peanuts

    Sauté onion in oil until it is transluscent.
    Stir in cayenne and ginger. Add carrots and
    sauté a couple minutes more. Mix in potatoes
    and stock, bring to a boil, simmer 15 minutes
    (until the vegetables are tender). Puree the
    vegetables with tomato juice (and some of the
    cooking liquid if necessary) in a blender or
    food processor. Return the puree to the pot.
    Stir in the peanut butter until smooth. Check
    sweetness and add sugar if necessary. Reheat
    gently, using a heat difuser if necessary to
    prevent scorching. Add more water, stock, or
    tomato juice to make a thinner soup if
    desired. Serve topped with plenty of chopped
    scallions and chopped roasted peanuts.

    Serves 6-8

  • RE: What is the best soup you've ever made?
    This is my most requested soup. I make this in large batches for my kids.

    List of Ingredients
    1 medium onion chopped fine
    1 clove of garlic chopped fine
    1 tablespoon of oil
    5 cups chicken broth
    3 tablespoons uncooked rice
    1 lb. Zucchini gated about 1 1/2 cups
    Salt and Pepper to taste
    3 tablespoons Parmesean Cheese
    1 egg
    1 tablespoon parsley chopped

    In a large sauce pot saute onion and garlic in oil till tender. Add broth and rice and bring to a boil. Simmer covered about 10 minutes. Stir in Zucchini, salt and pepper.
    Simmer uncovered for 15 minutes, stir occasionally, or till zucchini is tender.
    Beat egg, cheese and parsley together. Gradually whisk into hot broth mixture.
    Makes about 7 cups