Autumn Soup

I never had the good fortune to meet my husband’s Grandma Rogers, but if I had a dollar for every time I heard about her excellent cooking, I would be rich by now. I have to admit that every recipe that I’ve been able to get that was hers has been excellent…and this is one of my favorites!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 4+ cups water
  • 3-4 large bay leaves
  • 6 fresh tomatoes (or canned tomatoes but the fresh are so much better)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

If you use fresh tomatoes start by putting them in boiling water for around ten minutes or so until you can tell they are breaking down. Drain them and run them under cold water. You should be able to peel the skins right off. Then chunk and season them with a bit of salt and pepper and set aside.

 

Chop up your veggies.

Brown the onion and ground beef in a pan. Drain any extra fat out.

Add the browned beef and onions, carrots, celery, bay leaves, and water to a large pot and bring to a rolling boil until the veggies are cooked. Add more water if necessary and stir on occasion.

Add the tomatoes (including the water that they may be sitting in from breaking down during the sitting period) and simmer for at least another 20 minutes or so.

Remove the bay leaves and serve.

Autumn Soup
A perfect soup of a crisp fall evening and a great way to use up some of the fresh tomatoes you may have leftover from your garden!

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Ingredients
1 lb ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped carrots
4+ cups water
3-4 large bay leaves
6 fresh tomatoes (or canned tomatoes but the fresh are so much better ;) )
Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
1. If you use fresh tomatoes start by putting them in boiling water for around ten minutes or so until you can tell they are breaking down. Drain them and run them under cold water. You should be able to peal the skins right off. Then chunk and season them with a bit of salt and pepper and set aside.
2. Brown the onion and ground beef in a pan. Drain any extra fat out.
3. Add the browned beef and onions, carrots, celery, bay leaves, and water to a large pot and bring to a rolling boil until the veggies are cooked. Add more water if necessary and stir on occasion.
4. Add the tomatoes (including the water that they may be sitting in from breaking down during the sitting period) and simmer for at least another 20 minutes or so.
5. Remove the bay leaves and serve.

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