Resurrected Carrot Slow Cooker Soup

Total Time
4hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 4 hrs

Situation: I needed a recipe for a batch of old carrots, still from my CSA share. Problem: old carrots lose sweetness and become bitter. Solution: Pineapple juice rejuvenates the carrots in this soup. Convenience: I always have pineapple juice leftover from my Slow Smokey Pineapple Turkey recipe (http://www.food.com/recipe/slow-smokey-pineapple-turkey-497845).

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Spray a large skillet with non-stick spray and place over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions, garlic, and a little broth and cook until softened, 6 to 8 minutes, stirring often to cook evenly.
  3. Spray the slow cooker, at least 5 quarts in size, with non-stick spray.
  4. Put the all of the ingredients into the slow cooker, including the onions, garlic, and broth from the skillet.
  5. Add enough broth to just cover everything.
  6. Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours.
  7. Blend the final product. (I use a hand blender.).
  8. Ladle the hot soup into bowls and enjoy.
  9. Note: If anyone has suggestions about how to improve the color of this soup (i.e., making it more orange, less brownish), PLEASE feel encouraged to suggested them.