Thursday, December 1, 2011

A Cold Day Soup...

December was carried in over night on a most frigged arctic 80mph wind. It must have been determined to get here and get here fast!

On days like this it always feels like a hot soup day to me.

One of our family favorites, is also ridiculously, really, super easy.

Hamburger soup.

I slave over the hot can opener... I mean the hot stove to make the soup, and ask the master's of bread stick's to please whip up their specialty, Butter Dipped Bread Sticks :)

Cold Day Hamburger Soup
(Makes a pretty good sized pot full Serves 8 single servings or 4 with seconds).

1 Pound Ground beef
1 bag cold slaw OR 1 small head cabbage
1 Large can thick chili 
2 Cans Minestrone soup
1-2 Small can's Tomato sauce
Sharp cheddar cheese

Brown the ground beef, drain off excess liquid.
Dump in the soups, chili and 1 can of tomato sauce. Stir to mix, add in the cold slaw/chopped up cabbage, stir.
It will be very dry to start. Please resist the temptation to add more liquid-as it cook's down, it will produce its own liquid.
Stir often it to make sure it doesn't burn to the bottom... Bring to boil, then reduce heat to a simmer.
Simmer uncovered until the cabbage is cooked.
Stirring often.
If you would like to add the second can of tomato sauce at this point, go ahead.
Grate your cheddar cheese and sprinkle some over the top. Let it get a little melty.

Be careful not to burn yourself and...Enjoy.


  1. Yummmm. I already promised the hubs tacos today- don't think he would be too happy if I turned it to soup instead, although I certainly wouldn't mind...

  2. Missy, comfort food city! Wish we could sit down at the table with you (and Aunt Betty, Aunt Janet, and others too!). Lots of love, from sunny Sainte Cécile, on farmer's market day (maybe I'll find a head of cabbage for this soup... :-)

  3. Holy Cow, that makes me hungry!!!