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Offline Mr Mannn

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What can you do with vegitable soup? How to mix it up?
« on: November 13, 2021, 12:13:21 AM »
I am a big fan of mixing up things.
I can take a can of chili, a single serving of rice and 4 ounces of shredded cheese...mix them up and you have a hearty meal.

same with Raman. I use two packages, both flavor pouches, a pound of hamburger, and more shredded cheese and again you have a great meal (some of the cheese melts and thickens the broth. GREAT!)

OK so now I am looking at vegetable soup. I have both cans of soup and dried veggie soup.
what would you mix that up with?
I have rice, lentils, beans and a lot of meats, chicken ham, beef.

add beef and potatoes for a stew...What would thicken the broth? Never made stew. could this be a base for a casserole?

Normally I am inventive, but I am at a loss here.

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Re: What can you do with vegitable soup? How to mix it up?
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2021, 07:38:37 AM »
There doesn't seem to be many recipe ideas for vegetable soup other than just adding beef or chicken to it.  There are tons of recipes for "cream of ?????" soups.

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Re: What can you do with vegitable soup? How to mix it up?
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2021, 09:46:33 AM »
Add some toasted-oat cereal to it.  Immediately absorbs the broth.  Gives the illusion of being thick.
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Re: What can you do with vegitable soup? How to mix it up?
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2021, 10:04:53 AM »
My question is, how do you get shredded cheese from turning into a glob of mess that coats your utensils and mucks up your cookware and lends not a lot of flavor to the soup?
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Re: What can you do with vegitable soup? How to mix it up?
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2021, 07:10:14 PM »
My question is, how do you get shredded cheese from turning into a glob of mess that coats your utensils and mucks up your cookware and lends not a lot of flavor to the soup?

It works with Ramen. 4 OZ of cheese. Half melts and thickens the broth, the other half is scattered evenly throughout the ramen.

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Re: What can you do with vegitable soup? How to mix it up?
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2022, 11:30:00 PM »
Vegetable soup is easy, some ingredients depend upon what proteins you wish to use.
Choose your veggies. I use onion, carrots, celery, mushrooms and what else I have in the fridge.
Cook the veggies in a dutch oven with EVOO till the onion gets cooked then ad a broth based upon your protein. Chicken broth for chicken soup, beef broth for a veggie and beef soup. For chicken I use precooked yard bird, both the dark and white meats. for beef I use what ever left over roast/London broil/steak I have.
Season with S&P, if you like you can also add rice/barley/egg noodles.   

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Re: What can you do with vegitable soup? How to mix it up?
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2022, 09:25:02 AM »
ABC to the rescue    :-)  with a little help from my Southern Living magazines  ...

On how to thicken soup.

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Add flour or corn starch.

You can thicken soup by adding flour or corn starch. For the best results, never add the flour or corn starch directly to your soup. If you do, it will clump up on top. Instead, ladle a small amount of broth into a separate bowl and let it cool. Add a few tablespoons of flour or cornstarch to the bowl and whisk until it's blended smooth. Next, bring the soup to a simmer and add the mixture back to the pot.

Pro tip: Don't dump in the entire mixture at once. You may thicken your soup too much. Instead, add a small amount at a time until it reaches the desired consistency

Try it, you'll like it, it works for me! 

See more here:  https://www.southernliving.com/food/dish/soup/how-to-thicken-soup
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Re: What can you do with vegitable soup? How to mix it up?
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2022, 08:26:29 AM »
Another great thickner for soups, Instant Mashed Potatoes. Or, Potato Flour.