So, I am going through Mom's recipes AGAIN...AND watching the freezing cold Seattle and Vikings game...AND we woke up to our first snowfall (albeit
just a dusting) of 2016...LOL
I found one from, I'm guessing, Dad's side because it is attributed to the PA Dutch...
This one is for hamburger soup. Sounded inexpensive enough so I thought I'd drop it here...
I am going to substitute the ground beef using venison that we get every year from our hunter friends...LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!
(Pay no mind to my dirty sink!)
I am going to get it ready tonight and put the crockpot on low tomorrow before I leave for work.
Anyway, the recipe goes like this (I have changed and added some things).
Brown the meat with some sweet onion, just until no longer red/pink. (don't overcook it, it isn't necessary as it is going into a crock pot to cook
Salt and pepper and whatever seasonings strike your fancy...
Right before you take it off of the heat add some chopped garlic.
Right now frozen whole kernel corn is selling for about $1 for a 12 ounce bag. If you prefer you could add two cans of corn, they are about $.50/can.
The original recipe calls for cream corn...I am not a fan so I am using whole kernel.
Chop some celery put that in.
Peel and chop about 5 potatoes or so (I figure on one good size per person + for leftovers so I may peel 6-8 depending on size.
Add a bag of petite carrots.
Add two cans or one large container of beef stock.
Add water to cover all ingredients.
Cover and cook on low about 6+hours...
So, into the crock pot goes
Browned drained meat with onion and garlic (Cost is = maybe $1.00 as the meat is free)
Bag of frozen corn (Cost for me = $1.00-if you froze or canned your own, free)
Bunch of celery (Cost = $1.00 for a bunch)
Potatoes (Cost = $1.50/I paid $3.99 for a 10 pound bag)
Carrots (Cost = $1.00/on sale right now at my grocer for $.99)
Beef stock (Cost 2 cans = $1.00 or large container = $1.50)
Seasonings (Cost = nominal, use whatever you have)
Total ingredients cost=$6.50
You could certainly add/subtract anything from this recipe as it is basically a "stew" base recipe...
I think I may add some heavy cream (1/4 cup) to the finished product (right in the crock pot) right before serving...
I think the addition of tomatoes would be wonderful!
I have developed this odd "allergy" to tomatoes so, there won't be any going in THIS time...
Like I said...just dropping it...maybe someone would like to try it, also, someday!