Hearty Soup

February 21, 2012

For Christmas my Mom got me a huge basket filled with foodie things, like olive oil, pasta, organic sauce, and 2 big bags of soup mix. Almost 2 months later I finally pulled out the Hearty Soup mix filled with lentils, rice, dried peas and then cooked with lots of fresh vegetables. A perfect soup to enjoy all week long for lunches!

 

It takes about an hour and a half to make, so maybe not for a weeknight but if you make this on a weekend afternoon the whole house smells so good. Nothing like a big pot of soup on the stove.

 

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Hearty Soup

by A Fit and Spicy Life

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Keywords: soup/stew

Ingredients (Serves 6-8)

  • 4 cups water
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 cups Hearty Soup Mix
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 14.5 ounce cans tomatoes (I used Muir Glen Red and Yellow Diced with their juices)
  • 1 cup shredded green cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded purple cabbage
  • 1 lb ground beef

Instructions

In a dutch oven combine chicken stock, water, soup mix and salt. Simmer 1 hour.

Add carrots, celery, cabbage, tomatoes and ground beef. Simmer 25 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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emily (a nutritionist eats) February 21, 2012 at 8:34 am

Yummm, I need to make some soup! I don’t crave it as much now that I’m in a warmer climate, but love that it can be frozen and eaten later!

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Ann Marie February 23, 2012 at 8:40 am

Hi Mellissa!

I had no idea that you blogged either and this is soooo funny to run into in this world instead of the real one! Going home this weekend so can’t wait to tell my parents that I ran into you at the MNFoodBloogers and didn’t even know it!

Great blog with lots of fun pictures and healthy and helpful hints! Love it!

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