Sunday, October 15, 2006

Recipe swap!!

It's getting to be perfect soup/stew weather and new recipes are always welcome in our house. So I was excited to see that Tammy is hosting a recipe swap this week. You can find all the details here. I'm looking forward to the results of her endeavors!

Since I'm a "wonder cook" - where I tend to chuck a bunch of stuff together then wonder how it's going to turn out, I do a lot of experimenting with my cooking. The worst that's going to happen is that we won't like it, so here's one I came up with the other day...

Beef & Veggie Soup
  • 1 lb ground sirloin
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 16oz. bag frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 15oz can black beans, drained & rinsed well
  • 1/2 bag O'Brien style hash browns (with peppers & onions)
  • 1 15oz can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 qt tomato juice (I used home-canned tomatoes that had been blended)
  • 1 packet Ranch dip/dressing mix
  • 1 packet taco mix

Cook meat and onions together until meat is browned. Drain well and rinse with hot water, then add with all other ingredients in a large pot, mixing dry mixes in well. Cover and cook on medium until it comes to a boil, then turn heat down and continue to simmer soup until all vegetables are tender. Great served with cornbread.


  1. Thanks Anita! I'll have to get one up soon. YUM, sounds so good... :D


  2. Hi Anita -

    I just popped over from Tammy's. I had to chuckle at your definition of a "wonder cook" - so cute!

    Your soup sounds yummy; we'll have to try that one out! :o)


  3. The flavorings are different than the sounds so good!

    I LOVE it..."wonder cook!"