Monday, October 27, 2008
A rare Cookbook Junkie soup recipe
--Busy Day Luncheon Soup
Busy Day Luncheon Soup
The Complete Everyday Cookbook Copyright 1971
1 pound ground beef
2 ¼ cups tomato juice
1 ½ cups diced potato
1 cup diced carrot
1 cup diced celery
½ cup diced onion
¼ cup uncooked rice
2 teaspoons salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
5 cups water
Crumble ground beef and place with remaining ingredients in a large kettle. Cover and simmer one hour. Serve with toast.
Makes 8 servings.
My son has started to show an interest in soup so expect to see more of it here. I haven't made much soup the past few years. I think that's because I used to make a huge batch of it and then get sick of eating the same soup over and over. I'm going to try to make more manageable batches from now on.
While I enjoyed the flavor of this soup (after adding a bit more salt), the texture was sort of dog-foodish since the meat wasn't browned first. It didn't help that I was having computer troubles and while I was on the phone with tech support, the soup got a bit overcooked. Also, I added too much rice so it came out as more of a stew.
My son liked it though (he didn't eat the potatoes). My husband ate two huge bowls. There wasn't much left over.
I would probably make this again for a quick meal but I would probably brown the beef first and stick to the amount of rice called for in the recipe.
Gotta run. My son is getting his flu shot today which is a huge production since he once tested positive to being allergic to eggs. The allergist is doing a skin prick test so we may be one step closer to being able to make more egg-intensive dishes once again. I've been avoiding quiches, custards and things like that.
Question of the Day: When was the last time you ate soup? What kind of soup was it?