Making Soup

I need help. I was grocery shopping the other day and found, in the produce section, a 28-oz package of soup mix. The package contains items to use in making soup. Here are the ingredients in package:2 carrots, 2 celery, 2 leeks, and 3 red boiling potatoes.

My question: Does any one have a soup recipe to make with these ingredients? Do I add chicken broth, vegetable broth, and/or water? I tried Google with no help. Thank you for any answers.

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By Rachelle from Denver, CO

November 11, 20090 found this helpful

If it was a soup mix, it seems it should have come with some seasonings of some sort. Hmm, I know I'm not helping much. If I think of something, I'll be sure to share. Good luck!

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November 11, 20090 found this helpful

Here's my "instant" soup recipe for vegetarians:

There's no need to ever cut vegetables for soup! I have a super-quick & easy way to make a wonderful homemade vegetable or minestrone soup. The soup starts with 2 different types of packages of frozen stir-fry veggies. (They are already cut to the proper size in the package so this saves you tons of time!) buy the cheapest brand. Add the veggies to 1 large can of V-8 juice in the huge 46 ounce size (I use a cheapest store-brand) as the vegetarian broth for my soup adding only a can of kidney beans & spices like garlic powder & onion powder,

If you'd like you can also add a teaspoon of chicken or beef bullion to the soup along with a dash of soy sauce. Do not add salt until the very end or you might over-salt! You'll also need several cups of water. Just dump the 2 bags of frozen veggies into the V-8 juice, add seasoning & a can of beans, if you want the soup to go further add some tiny noodles like alphabet noodles.

"Instant" Homemade Veggie Soup:

2 bags of different frozen stir-fri veggies

1 large 48 oz can of V-8 juice

onion & garlic powder

1 or 2 cans of any kind of beans (optional)

soy sauce (optional)

chicken or beef bullion (optional)

1/2 teaspoon of Italian seasoning (optional)

water to thin soup

Bring soup to boil & simmer for 20 min.

This soup is great with a crusty bread dipped into it & with a dollop of plain yogurt or sour cream dropped on top or with a bit of cheddar cheese shredded on top.

Fast, easy and yummy!

I make this large batch of soup for myself. After cooking, I let the soup cool then pour 1 cup each into zip-lock bags. I remove the air from the bags then lay them flat & stack them in the freezer to microwave at a later date. Simply place soup in a small bowl, then microwave for 1 minute, the soup will start to defrost. Then remove the soup from the baggie & return to microwave until hot. The soup will last for 3 months in the freezer.

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November 12, 20090 found this helpful

Was it a package that the store packaged together with just the produce? I have seen them do that for stir fry suggestions that came with no seasoning packet before.

Here are a couple with similar ingredients but slightly different ratios. You could use it as a guideline. The first is a creamy type, the second is more broth based. And the second one would definately need to be scaled down given your amount of ingredients.

http://www.savory-soup-recipes.com/potato-leek-soup.html

http://www.all-creatures.org/mhvs/recipes-soup-potleek-1.html

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November 12, 20090 found this helpful

It sounds like soup mix to be used to make chicken soup, although I'm not fond of potatoes in it. Cheap chicken parts are perfect for this like leg/thigh quarters.

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November 12, 20090 found this helpful

Any type of broth will work. Along with any type of meat also. Or, those dry soup mixes added with water will work too. I usually add a can on stewed tomatoes to give it a rich color and flavor. Cook either in a crock or simmer in a pot for a few hours.

Cook noodles and add to bowl before adding soup, do not add the noodles to the pot of soup, the noodles will get gross. BAM, you now have a hearty meal.

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November 12, 20090 found this helpful

Any type of broth will work. Along with any type of meat also. Or, those dry soup mixes added with water will work too. I usually add a can on stewed tomatoes to give it a rich color and flavor. Cook either in a crock or simmer in a pot for a few hours.

Cook noodles and add to bowl before adding soup, do not add the noodles to the pot of soup, the noodles will get gross. BAM, you now have a hearty meal.

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November 12, 20090 found this helpful

Don't forget to add some onion! Chop veggies, add stock or stock cubes and water and cook until veggies are soft. Add any other veggies you like - kidney/other beans add some body, tomatoes are nice. Leeks need to be prepared carefully - slice lengthwise and wash carefully between leaves - add some herbs (dill is nice with potato and leek), whatever seasonings you like. If you want a thicker soup, when cooked remove some of the veggies (about 1/3) then process the remaining soup and then re add the other veggies. I'm a veggie, so I wouldn't add meat, but if you wanted to, you could add a cheaper cut of meat (chopped) and cook longer (until meat is tender). You can add barley, brown rice, noodles, whatever you have/like to add body.

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November 13, 20090 found this helpful

I love making soup, cut up small the following onions, celery, carrots, garlic, as much as you want, I cheat I use a hand chopper, salt & pepper to taste. I add water to cover over about 1-2 inches, cover pot, boil slowly until tender. I use left over meat either chicken, hamburg, steak from a meal before.

Cut up or break up small. ( for us, we like left over meatloaf made with a tomato sauce, remove the fat.) the favor is so great. Add low salt broth, chicken, beef or veggie, as many as you need to serve the number of people you have. I add diced tomatoes, Then I add veggies I use leftovers, corn, peas, carrots, green/yellow beans or fozen the cheapest I can find. I even us the canned veggies if I have to. What ever is on hand.

Once the onion & celery, carrots are tender at the very beginning My pot goes on the wood stove & just simmers. I like rice & my husband doesn't so I add my cooked rice as I want to my bowl. Years ago my Mother called this refrigerator soup. You can make this a thick or thin soup, add as you go depending on the amount of people. I find keeping broth, frozen veggie, & my basic is a meal ready to make. This is the best meal on a cold New England winter day. The perfect warm up. with a good old grill cheese sandwich. It's really a cheap meal, you get rid of your leftovers. take to work for lunch, low in fat, low in salt. And homemade to boot.

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November 16, 20090 found this helpful

I would like to thank everyone that answered my question on ideas on making homemade soup. I used the suggestions that were posted and added 1/2 cup of beer. The soup was very good. Thank you everyone for sharing your ideas.

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