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Lentil Chorizo Soup

Lentil Chorizo Soup
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Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1½ C lentils
  • 1 link Chorizo sausage
  • 4 carrots, chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 stalks of celery with leaves, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Homemade Tomato Catsup (http://theselftaughtcook.com/2012/07/to-may-to-to-mah-to-its-all-good-mamaws-homemade-tomato-catsup/)
  • 4½ C beef stock
  • 2 C water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • ½ tsp dried chopped bay leaves
  • ½ tsp ground thyme
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp dried tarragon
Instructions
  1. In a stockpot or large pan, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Saute onions and garlic 3-4 minutes.
  3. Stir in crumbled chorizo sausage.
  4. Add carrots, celery, lentils, tomato catsup, beef stock, water, bay leaves, thyme, salt and cayenne pepper.
  5. Bring to a boil.
  6. Lower heat, cover and simmer 60 minutes.
  7. Stir in tarragon and ground pepper.
  8. Simmer additional 30 minutes before serving.

 

lentil chorizo soup

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Slow Cooker Chicken & Pasta Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken & Pasta Soup

4 1/2 C chicken stock

1 can (14 1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed

1/2 onion, minced

1/2 C red bell pepper, diced

3/4 C green bell pepper, diced

1 clove garlic, minced

3/4 tsp basil

3/4 tsp oregano

1 Tbsp dried parsley

1/4 tsp Kosher salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

2 C uncooked Gigli or Campanelle pasta

 

Combine chicken stock with tomatoes, chicken, onion, pepper, garlic, and seasonings in slow cooker.  Cook on HIGH for 4 1/2 hours.  Stir in pasta and cook on HIGH for additional 30 minutes.

SLOW COOKER CHICKEN & PASTA SOUP

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Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

 

2 C chicken stock

2 C vegetable stock

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed

3 celery stalks, diced

3 carrots, diced

1 tsp dried marjoram

1 bay leaf

1/2 tsp dried thyme

1/4 tsp crushed sage

1/2 tsp Kosher salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

1 packet Goya chicken bouillon

1/2 C frozen mixed vegetables

1 C egg noodles

Pour stock into slow cooker.  Add chicken, seasonings, and vegetables.  Cook on HIGH for 4 hours; add egg noodles and cook one additional hour on HIGH.

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Doesn’t this look good for a cold winter’s night?

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Slow Cooker Cheesy Broccoli Potato Soup

Slow Cooker Cheesy Broccoli Potato Soup

 

4 potatoes, scrubbed and diced (unpeeled)

2 C chicken stock

1 carrot, diced

1 celery stalk, diced

1 C onion, minced

1/2  tsp celery seeds

1/2 dried thyme

2 C broccoli florets, chopped

1 C milk

2 Tbsp cornstarch

2 C shredded Cheddar cheese

1/2 tsp Kosher salt

1/8 tsp black pepper

3-4 slices bacon, cooked to crisp

Place potatoes in slow cooker.  Cover with chicken stock, carrot, celery, onion, celery seeds, and thyme.  Cook on LOW for 7 hours.  Add broccoli; cook on HIGH for 30 minutes.  Whisk milk and cornstarch together in small bowl; stir into slow cooker.  Cook 3 minutes on HIGH, stirring occasionally.  Add cheese, salt, and pepper; cook 3 minutes on HIGH, stirring occasionally.

Crumble bacon over bowls of soup.

cheddar broccoli potato soup

 

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Slow Cooker Meatball Soup

Slow Cooker Meatball Soup

Homemade Meatballs

3 C Beef Stock

3 pints home-canned tomatoes whole tomatoes

2 C stewed tomatoes

3 carrots, sliced

1 tsp dried Basil

1/2 tsp dried Oregano

1 C frozen sliced eggplant

1 C frozen sliced summer squash

1/2 C frozen mixed vegetables (peas, carrots, corn, green beans)

1 C egg noodles

Add first ten ingredients to slow cooker.  Mix well.  Cook on Low for 5 hours.  Add egg noodles.  Cook one additional hour on Low.

slow cooker meatball soup

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