"Comfort Food" Soup Recipe
Ahhh, It's fall and the weather is changing. The leaves are falling and the cold front is peaking in. Oh, and its the holiday season! During this time I love making warm and what my Grandmother used to call it and that's "comfort food". Yes, snuggle up on the sofa in my knitted blanket and enjoy a bowl of something tasty and warm.
My Grandma Ella Ruth, used to make a soup callled succotash and it was a mix of veggies, andouille sausages, okra ( I LOVE okra!!), and a tomatoe base. Well, I tried to recreate it with subtracting a few things so that my kids would enjoy too lol. We know kids. They look at something and if its loaded with nothing but veggies they tend to ask, "what is that?". Although, my kids do a fairly wonderful job consuming their share of vegetables.
Here is the recipe I've created and I hope you enjoy! Don't forget to tag me in your instagram posts or stories when you prepare it! I wanna seee.
2 32oz size Chicken Broth ( I prefer chicken broth over chicken stock because Chicken stock is made with more of the bony areas, whereas Chicken broth tends to have a richer taste.)
1 can of beef stock ( just for that extra flavor)
1 yellow onion ( peeled and cut down the middle in half)
2 cans of diced tomatoes ( if you find the kind that has herbs included that's even better)
3-4 russet potatoes
2 garlic cloves (peeled)
2 cooked and cut chicken breast ( If I'm tired lol I cheat and grab a rotisserie chicken from Fresh Market)
2 Jimmy Dean Sausage rolls ( I use the "hot' flavored, it adds such a tasty zest)
3-4 cups of frozen mixed vegetables ( use less or more, depending on your liking. You can always add more in)
1-2 cubes Chicken bullion
3 Bay leaves
1) Wash and cut potatoes
2) Cut/ slice Chicken breast
3) Peel and Cut onion right down the middle
4) Fully Cook jimmy dean sausage rolls
5) Set your stove on a medium low heat
6) Pour chicken broth and beef broth in your dutch oven, pot, or crock pot ( I use a 6qt dutch oven so be mindful of how much broth is poured if your pot is smaller. you may need to reduce amount)
7) Add vegetables, herbs, garlic, seasonings, and all the other ingredients
Let simmer on a med to low heat until done. Stir occasionally. I prefer to prepare in the morning and cook on low for at least 4-5 hours so the flavors can really saturate.
Serve hot and pair with some yummy cornbread or cornbread muffins. Enjoy!
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