A simple and tasty homemade soup using things in your pantry, cupboards, and freezer. When my kids were little, we called this Stone Soup because it resembles the soup in the classic children’s story.
(8 generous servings)
BROTH (Choose One)
Tomato: One 12-oz. can tomato paste PLUS two 16-oz. cans tomatoes with juice (chopped) PLUS water to equal 10 cups total
Chicken/Turkey: 10 cups broth or 5 bouillon cubes dissolved in 10 cups water
Beef: 10 cups broth or 5 bouillon cubes dissolved in 10 cups water
PROTEIN (Choose One – 1 lb or 2 cups cooked)
Ground beef, browned
Cooked chicken, turkey or ham – cut up
Lentils, raw or cooked
Frankfurters, sausage, Kielbasa – sliced
Cooked or canned beans (pinto, kidney, etc.)
GRAIN (Choose One – 2 cups)
Dumplings (add at end of cooking time)
VEGETABLES (Choose Two – 1-2 cups sliced, diced or shredded)
Peas or pea pods
SEASONINGS (Choose 2 to 4 – 1-2 teaspoons each)
TO PREPARE SOUP
Bring stock to boil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven. Add all ingredients. Salt and pepper to taste. Reduce heat. Simmer one hour.
Excerpted from the book Mix-n-Match Recipes.