This hearty bean soup almost makes itself. Vary the bouillon to suite your taste using vegetable, chicken or beef. I've tried different bean combinations as well and this is one of many that works well. Great vegetarian soup when using vegetable broth! Add garlic bread and a salad and you've got a complete meal!
This spicy southwestern soup has a touch of roasted red peppers in it. If you don't want to make your own, you can save time and use ready-prepared. Very warming on a cold day and makes the house smell great!
I do this in my crockpot though it can just as easily be done on the stove top. I am living alone right now and found that I can get a whole lot of nutrition into one bowl with something I love to make and eat. I am a soup freak so on the weekends I make 2-3 large batches and freeze for lunches at work and no brainer suppers when I get home. I prefer to use the imported Italian tomato products for depth of flavor; Cento brand usually. This soup does need sugar to balance the acidity in the tomatoes but I am listing it without an amount as it should be to your preference. I have also had to become a bit of a lazy cook which doesn't thrill me but feeds me and I will only use frozen or convenience items when they work. This soup is thick and yummy. c.2007
Southern New Years Day tradition. Everyone has their own recipe. This is mine. The prep time includes soaking the peas overnight and the cook time could vary depending on where you live. I have also just thrown everything in a crockpot and let it cook for 8 hours. You can eat it any time, not just for New Year's. It freezes well for once a month cooking.
Tip for oatmeal: make it in the crock pot overnight! It comes out very creamy from the slow cooking, and I love being able to get up and have that hot steamy bowl right away without having to do anything at all. You do have to clean up the crock pot, but you can make a large quantity and refrigerate the leftovers to be heated in the microwave for the next several days. I use two cups of oatmeal at a time, which is enough for four breakfasts (for me, anyway; probably more for people who don't have huge bowls like I do).
I love the texture of steel cut oats. You can make this the night before and breakfast is ready in the morning. I like fruit additions, but my kids do not, so I've listed them as optional. Also, it may sound like a lot of water, but trust me, I've experimented..
This is a surprisingly filling, vegetarian, crock pot soup. It is very good, and easy to prepare the night before, or chop the veggies in advance and turn it on before you leave for work in the morning. Goes great with a crusty bread.
This soup is what I make for my family every Christmas Eve. I love using the crock pot, especially during the holidays. To cut down on time, I always use frozen hash browns- (diced, not shredded) for the 6 cups of potatoes. I've also added cheddar cheese along with the Velveeta cheese.This soup is delicious served in bread bowls.