Still on Ririeye’s food episode guys. We all know that nothing tastes better than a heartybowl of vegetable soup on a good day.
Vegetable soup is inexpensive and easy to make, and the best thing about it is that you can tailor it to your tastes, adding all of your favorite vegetables and leaving out the ones you don’t.
A large can of tomato soup, or the equivalent volume in peeled, fresh tomatoes
Vegetables of your choosing, including onions, carrots, celery, cabbage, corn, green beans, squash, potatoes, etc.
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
Optional seasonings, such as hot sauce, garlic powder, ground thyme, etc.
Directions on how to make Vegetable Soup from Scratch
- Pour one large can of tomato soup into a large pot.
- Fill up the can with water and add that to the pot, too.
- Place the pot on the stove and bring the soup base to a boil.
- Turn the burner down to medium.
- While the soup base simmers, slice the vegetables into half-inch pieces.
- Throw each vegetable into the pot as you finish slicing it.
- Add seasoning to taste, and turn the burner down to medium or medium-low, just enough to keep the soup simmering.
- Allow to simmer for one to two hours, until the soup has thickened in consistency and all the vegetables are cooked.
- If you added potatoes, test to make sure they are cooked. Potatoes take longer than other vegetables to soften.
- Do not overcook the soup, or the vegetables will fall apart.
- Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary.
- When you taste the soup, the flavors should have melded and the it should have a rich, deep flavor. If it’s too watery, let it simmer for another half an hour.
- Serve the soup with dinner rolls, rice, or crackers
This is what it looks like when you are done. Yummy right!!!