Hearty Hamburger Soup


Hearty Hamburger Soup
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    Servings Prep Time
    10 people 15 minutes
    Cook Time
    2 1/4 hours
    Servings Prep Time
    10 people 15 minutes
    Cook Time
    2 1/4 hours
    Hearty Hamburger Soup
    Print Recipe
      Servings Prep Time
      10 people 15 minutes
      Cook Time
      2 1/4 hours
      Servings Prep Time
      10 people 15 minutes
      Cook Time
      2 1/4 hours
      Ingredients
      Servings: people
      Instructions
      1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add ground beef and cook, breaking apart until starting to brown. Drain any visible fat. Add garlic and onion and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes.
      2. Add remaining ingredients to pot and bring to a simmer. Cover and simmer on low for at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
      Recipe Notes

      I used Campbells brand soups in this recipe.  Makes about 4 litres of soup and freezes very well.

      Spicy Shrimp and Potatoes

      Spicy Shrimp and Potatoes
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      Tender shrimp in a flavourful tomato sauce.
        Servings Prep Time
        4 10 minutes
        Cook Time
        65 minutes
        Servings Prep Time
        4 10 minutes
        Cook Time
        65 minutes
        Spicy Shrimp and Potatoes
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        Tender shrimp in a flavourful tomato sauce.
          Servings Prep Time
          4 10 minutes
          Cook Time
          65 minutes
          Servings Prep Time
          4 10 minutes
          Cook Time
          65 minutes
          Ingredients
          Servings:
          Instructions
          1. Heat oil in a large skillet, add onions and sauté until soft, about 10 minutes. Add paprika, stir and cook for 2 minutes. Add half of the canned tomatoes and cook uncovered for 10 minutes. Pour mixture into blender or food processor and blend until almost smooth.
          2. Pour blended mixture back into skillet and add remaining tomatoes, garlic and wine and cook uncovered until reduced, about 20 minutes.
          3. Add water, clam juice and potatoes and cook covered until potatoes are just tender, 10-15 minutes depending on size.
          4. Stir in salt, sugar, pepper and chili flakes, adjust seasoning and consistency by adding a little more water if necessary.
          5. Add shrimp and cook uncovered for about 3 minutes depending on size. Serve immediately with crusty bread. Enjoy!
          Recipe Notes

          For this recipe I used shrimp size 21-25 per pound.  The acid in the tomato will help cook the shrimp so there's no need to cook longer than a few minutes.

          Recipe Source: Adapted from Shrimp and Fingerlings in Tomato Broth, February 2009

          Tomato Bisque

          Tomato Bisque
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          A flavourful creamy soup that is simple to prepare.
            Servings Prep Time
            4-6 people 20 minutes
            Cook Time
            1 hour
            Servings Prep Time
            4-6 people 20 minutes
            Cook Time
            1 hour
            Tomato Bisque
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            A flavourful creamy soup that is simple to prepare.
              Servings Prep Time
              4-6 people 20 minutes
              Cook Time
              1 hour
              Servings Prep Time
              4-6 people 20 minutes
              Cook Time
              1 hour
              Ingredients
              Servings: people
              Instructions
              1. Melt butter in a large heavy pot, add onions, celery and garlic and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes until the vegetables become translucent.
              2. Add the tomatoes, stock, paprika, sugar and rice and cook until the rice is very soft, about 30 minutes.
              3. Blend mixture with a hand held immersion blender until smooth. Stir in heavy cream and season with salt and pepper.
              Recipe Notes

              I used homemade chicken stock and used 1 1/2 tsp of salt. The amount will depend on the stock used so season to taste.  You can use any type of canned tomatoes, such as crushed, diced or whole (that have been roughly chopped), just be sure to use good quality canned tomatoes.