A friend sent me a soup recipe that sounds terrific and I wanted to share it with you IF you share one of your favorites! You don't have to include the recipe, though we'd love that if it's not too very, very long and complicated, but tell us if you have a favorite soup. It sure feels like SOUP WEATHER around here, even in California! What sounds really good about this soup below is that most of the ingredients are probably things you have at home, or you could substitute chicken broth, etc....so you make the soup and add ANYTHING, like leftover vegetables or meats or starches to it, and you've got a great meal, wouldn't you think? Here's a recipe from Ellen:
Marylin's Andalusian Soup (6-8 servings)
2 TBS butter
1 TBS olive oil
1 TBS flour
4 cups thinly sliced onions (3 large)
1 can (1 lb) tomato puree or sauce
4 cans (56 oz) beef broth
1 clove garlic minced
1 TBS ea of red wine vinegar, worchestershire sauce, sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ea of pepper, oregano. tarragon. tabasco sauce
1/2 tsp cumin
In a basic 4-5 quart pan melt butter, add olive oil and onions. Slowly cook onions stirring occasionally until they are limp and slightly golden. Blend in flour and gradually stir in the broth and tomato sauce. Add rest of ingredients, stir well and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 35-40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season to taste.
Serve with a selection of condiments
meats.. chicken, meat balls, sausage, shrimp or ham.
vegetables......corn, garbanzo, pinto or kidney beans, diced tomatoes, sauteed mushroom slices, cooked diced carrots (these can be put in soup before serving)
diced avocado, green onion, shredded jack and cheddar cheese, sliced olives, (serve in bowls ). Or whatever sounds good to you.