Yesterday was cold, rainy and super windy here in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area.) It was the perfect day to have soup bubbling away on the stove and for using up what was on hand in the cupboard and the fridge.
Here’s what went into our soup:
One onion chopped, ½ red pepper chopped (leftover from making Southwest Chili), 1 can of fire roasted diced tomatoes, 1 can of water, 1 container of beef broth, half a bag of frozen veggies, 2 smoked Bavarian sausages, sliced and diced, salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste. That was brought to a boil, then the heat turned down and allowed to simmer away for a couple of hours.
Then I added 1 cup of dried soup mix.
This is a mix of dried yellow peas, green peas, barley, green and yellow lentils, kidney and black beans and rice. When I first start a soup that I’m going to be adding this mix to, I sort through and take out the kidney and black beans and add them at the very beginning. I’ve learned from experience that they take much longer to cook than the rest of the mix.
Another hour and a half or so and our soup was ready to enjoy.
I made a big pot, so there’s lots left to have for lunch today.