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Veggie Soup

Monday, November 7th, 2011

What does it take to make the best Veggie Soup this side of the Indiana line? I’ll tell ya. Pretty much whatever you have in the fridge. It’s that easy. Since I had some “extra” time Sunday morning and a sick-in-bed hubby, I decided to fill my house up with the aroma’s that make my family love home.

Veggie Soup

1 lb. ground turkey (cooked & drained)
6-8 peeled cut-up potatoes
1 C. chopped carrots
1-2 cans diced tomatoes (I blend mine up)
1 bag frozen green beans
1 bag frozen corn
Heinz Catsup

I peel & cut my potatoes while the turkey is browning. If you want, add some minced onion to the meat. Sometimes I do or don’t. Drain meat and set aside. After my fresh veggies are cut up and washed, I bring them to a boil in a large stock pot 1/2 full of water. Turn them down & let them cook about 10 min on medium high (just enough to take the hardness away–you don’t want mushy veg’s). Then add in meat, tomatoes, beans & corn. Stir . Salt & pepper as needed. Put a lid on it and turn it down to medium low. Walk away. 😉

I let it simmer for a bit, stirring just to make sure nothing is sticking. It’s usually ready to eat within an hour. The last 10-15 minutes of cooking…I squeeze ketchup in to thicken it up the way my family likes it. You can do this to your liking. I never measure this, just add until it seems right. We’re from the south–we eat most everything with ketchup.

PS-Do not be fooled by the addition of ketchup. You won’t taste it. I simply use it to thicken the soup broth. It’s fantastic! I promise!

The only thing that will make this any better? Bake up a loaf of fresh bread & a pumpkin pie. Mmm, so good! Your family will definitely call you MOM OF THE DAY!!

What are you waiting for? Get cookin, ya’ll!