15 January 2009

Vegetable Beef Soup

When I was in college, I used to attend a weekly soup supper put on by the Lutheran/Episcopal campus group.  It was a chance to get away from campus for a little while, commune with other like minded students, and enjoy a warm bowl of something wonderful.  When I read about Souper Sundays, a weekly soup round up hosted by Deb over at Kahakai Kitchen, I got the same feeling that those weekly soup suppers used to bring me.  This soup, although admittedly not one of my best, is my attempt to share a bowl of soup with those other lovely cooks.  I say it's not my best soup because although it tastes lovely and homey, the alphabet pasta keeps sucking up all of the liquid.  I added more stock to the leftovers and the next day it had been absorbed into the pasta again.  This makes it more of a pasta dish rather than a soup, but you'll still enjoy it.

Vegetable Beef Soup by Joie de vivre

2-3 lbs. stew meat
2 lbs. potatoes, chopped
1 tsp. salt
3 carrots, chopped
2 celery ribs, chopped
2 15oz. cans "chili ready" chopped tomatoes
1 (1 lb.) can whole-kernel corn, drained
7 oz. package alphabet pasta
1 qt. chicken or beef stock

1.  Place beef, potatoes, salt, carrots, celery, tomatoes and stock into the insert of a slow cooker. 
2.  Cover and cook on LOW for 7 1/2  hours or on high for 3 1/2 hours.
3.  Stir in pasta and corn and re-cover.  Cook on high for 30 minutes.
4.  Adjust the seasonings to taste. 


Karen said...

Sounds good and looks good! I'm one who could eat pasta 3 times a day, so this is my kind of soup!

Chef E said...

This sounds good, I know I am suppose to eat leftovers tonight, but I might have to cook soup instead!

Reeni said...

I love the alphabet pasta in it! It looks hearty and comforting and so delicious!

Bob said...

Looks good to me! I like thicker stuff myself, so this is right up my alley. :)

CurryLeaf said...

I know it is hearty. make veg versions similarly,but in a pressure cooker or pan,which makes it quick.

Deb in Hawaii said...

I haven't had alphabet soup in ages and it looks so good! I love chunky soups so the fact that is more pasta-like works for me. Thanks for participating in Souper Sundays! I'll add you to the line up on Sunday afternoon.



Anonymous said...

Hey I could use some of your wonderful soup to warm my chilly bones!!!