Soups & Stews

Soups can warm the soul on a cold Winter's night, or cool us in the heat of the Summer. Better yet, soups can fill a crowd on short notice and extend a tight budget.

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Black Bean Soup

Black bean soup is one of the few bean recipes I enjoy. Preferrably with salsa and sour cream…or cheddar cheese… 3 (15 oz.) cans black beans — or 1 lb dried black beans 1 lb cooked chicken breast strips 1 diced onion (optional) 4 diced potatos (optional) 1 can diced tomatos or salsa (optional) chicken …

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Beef Stew

This makes a huge double batch that will serve 12. After it is cooked, I freeze half for another day. 3 lb stew meat 3 lg onions baby carrots 16 oz frozen green beans 16 oz canned chopped tomatoes 2 c water 1/4 c instant tapioca 1 tbsp beef bullion 1 tbsp brown sugar 2 …

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