Wednesday, March 25, 2009

BLOGGING EVENT: Midweek Morsels

My most favorite recipes come from The Best of Bridge cookbooks, so the more I participate in Kristina's Midweek Morsels, the more recipes you will see from The Best of the Best and The Rest of the Best. Kristina had an open week for recipes this week, so since she posted a soup recipe, I thought I would too. This is the best soup, and it freezes excellently! so make a double batch, if you feel up to chopping all the carrots, and then you'll have soup to drop at someone's house who needs some help in the meal department. I try to chop quite finely so every mouthful has a bit of everything. Mmm, I haven't made this in a while, I should make a batch.

Hamburger Soup

Don't be deceived by the name - this is a family favorite and a breeze for entertaining. This recipe makes 18 soup ladles and freezes very well.

1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
1 medium onion,finely chopped
1 - 28 oz. can tomatoes
2 cups water 500 mL
3 - 10 oz. cans consomme
1 - 10 oz. can tomato soup
4 carrots, finely chopped
1 bay leaf
3 sticks celery,

finely chopped parsley
pepper to taste
1/2 cup pot barley 125 mL

Brown meat and onions. Drain well. Combine all ingredients in large pot. Simmer covered, at least 2 hours, or all day. Serves 10.


  1. Sounds wonderful! And easy, which makes it sound all that much better...

    I think I actually *have* all those ingredients on hand...maybe I'll have to give this a go -

  2. mo- let me know what you think of it if you make it. It is very easy.

  3. I could actually smell this post simmering...

  4. This sounds really easy and really good =) I like things that freeze well! Thanks for posting!!

  5. Oh my goodness, this sounds heavenly! And I'm with Kristina, I love things that freeze well.

  6. I love making something similar to this in the crockpot!

  7. This sounds scrum-didalee-umptious! I will print it off and get it a try after Easter! (I'm fasting right now).


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