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Subject: Cheap Cold Weather Recipes
Date Posted: 10/3/2010 8:10 PM ET
Member Since: 8/24/2008
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Since the weather is getting colder, I thought it might be nice to share some inexpensive good recipes to warm you up on a cold day.  Here's what I made today:

Vegetable Beef Soup

about 1/2-1 lb Hamburger Crumbles (Browned and Frozen) I didn't measure it...

1 package mixed vegetables (corn, green beans, carrots, peas, lima beans

two large potatos, peeled and diced

1 jar homemade tomato base (you could use one can of tomato paste plus basil, garlic powder, onion powder, and oregano to taste)

about 2 tbsp chicken stock (the powdered stuff)


Bring to a boil and let simmer for 2-3 hours. 

   Today was the first time I've made this soup, but I think it will be a keeper recipe, it is one of the best vegetable  soups I've had for a long time, I think it was adding the chicken stock and my soup base that made it good.  My total cost less than $2.00 for 8 servings. (The beef is from a cow my parents and I had butchered...42 cents per lb butchering cost and the vegetables were on sale for 50 cents at Hy-Vee) my other costs were minimal, since I had it all on hand. 

What is your favorite recipe for a cool Autumn night?

Last Edited on: 10/5/10 9:09 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/5/2010 12:29 AM ET
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Last Edited on: 3/29/13 11:48 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/16/2010 9:46 AM ET
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Vittalia, great idea, thanks for the recipe. I think it would easily be "veganized" (made vegetarian) by substituting soy crumbles for the ground meat and vegetarian or mushroom bouillon for the chicken broth. I am going to try it!