Recipe by LOUISE GOLDEN
A soup that hits the spot no matter what time of year. You can add as many types of vegetable as you like. Cooking the raw vegetables with the oil and spices before you add any type of broth intensifies the flavor of the soup. Store bought broth works fine. Need to consider salt content when using store bought broth.
Top Review by Theresa K.
I substituted black beans for green beans and used ham-flavored stock, which I buy granulated. I used minced garlic instead of garlic salt. Otherwise true to the recipe, I put everything in the crockpot raw, and cooked it on high for 6 hours. The vegetables maintained color, so the soup tastes as good as it looks. Thank you! Good stuff!
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 diced onion
- 5 potatoes (about 2 cups diced)
- 2 carrots (about 1 cup diced)
- celery (about 1 cup chopped)
- 14 1⁄2 ounces green beans
- 2 cups frozen corn
- 8 ounces fresh spinach
- 14 1⁄2 ounces petite diced tomatoes
- 10 ounces Ro-Tel diced tomatoes with peppers
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 bay leaves
- 6 -8 cups chicken stock or 6 -8 cups beef stock
Directions See How It's Made
- Begin first by dicing raw vegetables into required amounts making sure they are pretty much the same size.
- In a large stock pot saute onion in vegetable oil.
- Add carrots, potatoes, celery, spinach and all the spices(salt,chili powder, garlic salt, black pepper) cook until tender.
- Add diced petite tomatoes and Ro-tel tomatoes with green chilies,.
- corn, green beans, bay leaves and stock.
- Add water if needed.
- Bring to a boil and then simmer for two to three hours.
- The last hour simmer with a lid on stock pot.