Wednesday, February 6, 2008


When the weather is cold, many of us enjoy a hot bowl of soup. I'd like to share some soup recipes to warm even the coldest winter night.

These first recipes are for the meat lovers:

Easy Ramen and Beef Soup

1 pound ground beef
1 - 46 ounce can V8 Juice
1 envelops onion soup mix
1 package beef flavor Top Ramen noodles
1 - 16 ounce package frozen mixed vegetables

In a saucepan cook meat until all pink is gone. Drain. Stir in the V8 juice, soup mix, seasoning packet from the Ramen (not the noodles) and the mixed vegatables.

Bring to a bil. Reduce heat and simmer for 6-8 minutes (vegetables should be tender). Bring to another boil and add noodles. Boil for 3-4 mintues (noodles should be tender). Serve.

Vegetable and Steak Soup

1 pound sirloin steak cut into 1/2 inch cubes
2 cups cubed red potatoes
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped carrot
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup water
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 can beef broth
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1 tablespoon minced chives
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon dried basil

In a saucepan, cook beef and onion in oil until all pink is gone. Drain. Stir in potatoes, carrots and peas. Add beef broth, water, vinegar, parsley, chives, basil, thyme, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

And now for those who prefer chicken over beef:

Chicken and Rice Soup

2 - 14 ounce cans of chicken broth
2 cups uncooked instant rice
1 cup water
1 - 16 ounce package of frozen mixed vegetables
1 - 6 ounce package of grilled chicken strips cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoone minced fresh parsley

In a saucepan, combine the chicken broth, water, vegetables, chicken, poultry seasoning and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add in rice and parsely. Remove from heat and allow to sit for 5 minutes.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

2 chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
1 onion, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 cups chicken broth
1 clove garlic, crushed
3 tomatoes, chopped (remove skin)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 green chile, seeded and chopped
Shredded cheese
tortillas, cut in strips and fried

Sautee onions and garlic until soft. Combine all ingredients in pot and cook at least 30 minutes. When serving, add shredded cheese and tortilla strips.

And for the non meat/poultry readers:

Spinach Soup

1 tablespoon margarine
2 - 10 ounce packages frozen spinach
1 - 11 ounce can cream of potato soup
1 soup can of milk
2 tablespoons white port wine
salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste

In a microwave dish, combine the spinach and margaine and microwave for one minute. Add remaining ingredients and microwave for six minutes. Serve hot.

Onion and Apple Soup

3 tablespoons margarine
8 cups chopped white onions
2 cups water
4 1/2 cups unsweetened apple juice
1/2 cup port white wine
1 medium apple pared and grated
1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel

In a soup pot, saute the onions in the butter until browned. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 30 minutes.

Audrey :)


The Journey Begins Here said...

I love soup. I can eat it all year round...just like ice-cream. When it's hot...bring on the soup. When it's cold...bring on the ice-cream. Theresa

Jenn said...

Im suddenly cold and hungry! Thanks for the comment on the dress. You have some recipes on here that im going to have to try they sound delicious:)

My Fashion E-Mall Blog! said...


Your soup recipes are to die for...they sound so delicious. I will have to try and follow the recipes you've provided...keep them coming :)