Friday, January 20, 2012

Soup in a Hurry!

I love soup.
But sometimes you just don't have time to chop all the ingredients and wait for them to cook. 
And canned soup just won't cut it, so I am gonna share with you my no fail so easy my sister who burns water could do this secrets to making a quick hearty mostly homemade soup.

Here is what you do.
Grab what ever fresh of frozen meat you have chicken or beef.
I used beef for the picture above.
I had a steak in the freezer that I threw in my hot pot with a little oil till it was slightly brown and defrosted it only took two minutes. Then chop it in cubes. Through it back in your pot cook for two more minutes. You can do this for what ever meat you choose. Then dump in one can of tomatoes and one can of broth (use beef for beef and chicken for chicken).
Get it to come to a boil.
In the grocery frozen vegetables you can find vegetable soup mix. Mine is a 12 oz package for $1 with chopped carrots, corn, green beans, Lima beans, okra, green peas, celery and onions. Most stores carry a mix similar. Dump that in. Add a bay leaf and some salt and pepper. Cover and simmer. Leave go do something else for 10-15 minutes  haha. Come back stir and enjoy! 

You can add and change this guideline up anyway you like. I had a friend come over one time when I was making my dump soup (that is what it is known as in my family) my friend was amazed that I didn't have a recipe and it turned out yummy in a hurry.
Another thing I like to do is add a box or flavored rice and more broth for a meat-vegetable-rice soup. 

Do you have any tips for no-fail hurry soup?

Happy Cooking!

Love <3 Lace


  1. I just made a dump Chile last night. I had made extra hamburger onion pepper mix when I was making a past sauce a couple weeks ago and froze the extra. I took that frozen meat mixture and dumped it in my slow cooker I had turned on high and dumped a can of tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, black beans, kidney beans and Northern beans. I than added about a can of water with some beef base to it and some chili pepper, ground black pepper and garlic salt. Closed the lid and left for a few hours and we came home to a delicious hot yummy chili! :-)

  2. Oh, I forgot to tell you that you in my previous comment that you should rinse your canned beans before dumping them in your pot, but you probably already knew that. I also meant pasta sauce not past sauce. haha

  3. Wow that sound so yummy thanks for sharing!

  4. I don't follow recipes making soup. I look at some for ideas of ingredients though.

    My tips -- just put the right spices in and almost any soup will taste good. If it is tomato based soup, I usually put in worchesthire sauce and a little bit of brown sugar.

    If it is broth based, I usually put in basil, parsley, and a little celery seed.

  5. Yvonne said she doesn't appreciate you commenting that she burns water but she is flattered that you called her your sister.

  6. Kate I was so talking about you!