Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Nonnie's Vegetable Soup


1 Lb beef, cut into 1" squares
diced, stewed or fresh and chopped tomatoes- equal to 1 can/box
1 bag organic mixed vegetables
1-2 cups additional organic corn (optional)
1 onion, chopped
1 cup rice, barley, bulgar, or noodles, or any combo thereof (Original recipe is rice and noodles, this time I used just bulgar wheat, but most of the time I use barley)
4-6 potatoes, chopped, (optionally peeled)


1.Fill a large stock pot about 3/4 full with filtered water. Add onions and beef to the pot, and bring to a boil. Boil approximately 20 minutes.
2. Add tomatoes, mixed vegetables, and corn, and cook for an additional 20 minutes.
3. Add barley, rice, noodle option and potatoes, and cook an additional 20 min. Keep at slow boil/simmer throughout. After 20 min, or once meat is tender and potatoes are soft, serve and savor!!

This recipe can easily be made vegan, but using 1 box vegetable broth, and eliminating the meat!

My recipe was adapted (without much change :) from my mom's Louisiana kitchen :)

*caveat: for gluten free diet, use rice or gluten free noodles.

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