Category Archives: Soups/Stews

Wheat Berry Soup

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A simple but delicious hearty beef soup with wheat berries Yield:  about 4 quarts Ingredients:  2 cups wheat berries3 quarts of water, approx.1 1/2 pounds inexpensive beef roast or steak1 1/2 cups chopped onion2 cloves garlic, minced1 1/2 cups chopped celery2 teaspoons salt (or more, depending on your preference)1/2 teaspoon… Read more »

Beef and Barley Soup

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A hearty and flavorful barley soup with beef, onions, and celery Yield:  5 quarts Ingredients:  2 pounds beef roast1 large onion, chopped6 celery ribs, chopped2 cloves garlic, minced1 3/4 cups barley (dry/uncooked measurement)1 1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon pepperbeef bouillon, optional3 1/2 quarts water, approximately Instructions:  1. Trim fat from meat… Read more »

French Onion Soup

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A light onion soup topped with bread and cheese Yield:  8 servings (about 3/4 cup each) Ingredients:  3 tablespoons butter, divided2 large sweet onions, cut in half and sliced2 cloves garlic, minced2 tablespoons all-purpose flour4 cups beef broth*3/4 teaspoon dried thyme1 teaspoon sugar1/8 teaspoon black pepper2 tablespoons sorghum, optional1/3 cup… Read more »

Fresh Tomato Soup

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An easy, summery fat-free homemade tomato soup. Served smooth or chunky, this soup makes a flavorful serving of veggies! Yield:  6-8 servings Ingredients:  10 medium-large tomatoes (about 3 pounds), washed and diced3 carrots, scrubbed, trimmed, and diced5 celery ribs, diced*2 huge onions, chopped1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic (about 6-8 cloves)4… Read more »

Whole-Grain Chicken Soup with Rice

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A thick chicken soup with rice, a few carrots, onions, garlic, and herbs. Delicious, fragrant, and warming! Yield:  8 servings Ingredients:  14 cups chicken broth (or water plus bouillon)2 cups (uncooked) brown rice (or a brown/wild rice mixture)2 tablespoons butter2 cloves minced garlic (about 1 teaspoon)1 large onion, diced4 celery… Read more »


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Even-bodied chili, slightly sweet and full of flavor; this is our favorite homemade chili! Yield:  4-5 cups Ingredients:  1 pound ground beef2 medium onions, chopped (about 1 cup)1 cup chopped green bell peppers1 clove garlic, minced28 ounces tomatoes (diced)8 ounces tomato sauce (use some tomato paste instead for a thicker… Read more »

Hearty Beef and Lentil Chili

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A delicious chili made with beef, lentils, tomatoes, vegetables, and seasonings! This easy, from-scratch chili tastes amazing! Yield:  about 5 quarts Ingredients:  2 to 2.5 pounds ground beef or inexpensive steak*1 medium onion, diced (about 1 cup)2 cloves garlic, minced1 bell pepper (any color), diced2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced… Read more »