The basis of the best homemade soup recipes is using what you have around. Soup should be simmered slowly for a long time with the quick-cooking ingredients added toward serving time. Unless you are making consomme, soup should never be thin.
When you lift a spoonful of the stock, it should be rich and sturdy.Soup should also be served so hot that you can sit and breathe the richness before you dip in. Or, if you are having a cold soup, it should be like the first snowfall in December.
If soup is the main dish for the meal, you will want to have plenty of hot tasty homemade bread.
Southern Style Vegetable & Beef Soups
Vegetable soup is excellent for a cold winter night. Serve it with crackers or southern style corn bread and a glass of sweet tea. It’s a great southern meal.
Cook the stew meat in a small amount of water until tender.
Add remaining ingredients.
Simmer on low heat for 30 to 40 minutes.
Simple to prepare and delicious served with cornbread.
Vegetable Beef Soup
Brown ground beef, green pepper, onion, salt and pepper together. Drain in colander.
Press, draining beef to remove excess fat. After draining ground beef, return to pan to continue cooking.
Combine beef mixture, tomato, salsa, water and canned vegetables together. (Do not drain vegetables.)
Cover and simmer 30 minutes or longer.
Pour into half size steam table pans and serve. Portion with an 8-ounce ladle (or 1 cup). Makes 50 servings.
Spicy Beef Vegetable Soup
Cook beef and onions in skillet until meat is no longer pink.
Transfer to slow cooker.
Stir in remaining ingredients.
Cover; cook on low heat for 8 hours.
Tomato Soup – Southern Style
Tomato soup is excellent for a cold winter night. Serve it with crackers or southern style corn bread and a glass of sweet tea. A great southern meal particularly if you … Grow Your Own Tomatoes
Garden Fresh Tomato Soup
Cut tomatoes into wedges and place in a saucepan with all ingredients.
Simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.
Cut tomatoes into
Strain and remove tomato skins and seeds.
Adjust seasonings. Garnish with fresh herbs. Serves 4
Cream of Tomato Soup
Cream flour and butter together, add to hot juice.
Stir quickly or use egg beater to smooth. Cook until it thickens.
Heat milk until slight foam forms; lower heat, add tomato mixture slowly, stirring constantly.
Salt to taste. Serve hot with crackers. Serves: 1
Baked Potato Soup – Southern Style
Baked Potato Soup is perfectly thick and creamy and sure to become a winter favorite. You can garnish this soup with cheese, sour cream, green onions and sour cream. So good served with hot crusty french bread.
This is a rich, but great potato soup.
Heat oven to 350 degrees and bake the potatoes until tender.
Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Slowly blend in flour with a wire whisk until thoroughly blended.
Heat oven to 350
Gradually add milk to the butter-flour mixture, whisking constantly. Whisk in salt and pepper and simmer over low heat, stirring constantly.
Cut potatoes in half, scoop out the meat and set aside. Chop half the potato peels and discard the remainder.
When milk mixture is very hot, whisk in potato. Add green onion and potato peels.
Whisk well, add sour cream and crumbled bacon.
Heat thoroughly. Add cheese a little at a time until it is all melted in.
Spicy Potato Soup
Brown ground beef. Drain.
Add potatoes, onion and tomato sauce.
Stir in water, salt and hot pepper sauce.
Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.