AKA Abraham Bacoln

November 18, 2007, 6:10 pm
Filed under: recipe

I don’t have much to say other than it’s been cold lately (or what passes for late Autumn cold in the south) and that means it’s time to dust off that old crockpot and start making something hot and hearty. Today’s recipe is a modification of one by an old family friend. I got ready to make it the usual way and while I was in the grocery store I decided to spice it up just a hair, so here you go.

Beef soup

Tasty B. Rhea Memorial Beef Soup as Modified by Kevin L. O’Mara, Esq.

You gonna need:
1 lb stew beef, browned
28 oz. can peeled crushed tomatoes
1 14oz. can corn, drained
1 14oz. can green beans, drained
1 14oz. can chicken broth
1 large potato, chopped
1/2 white onion, diced
2-3 cloves garlic, finely diced
1/2 tbsp black pepper
1/2 tsp thyme
1 tsp Sriracha pepper
salt to taste

There aren’t really instructions to this, but here goes:

1.) Put the stew beef chunks in a skillet to brown with a little oil and salt and pepper.
2.) Put the tomatoes, corn, green beans, broth, and potato in the crockpot and put it on high.
3.) While the beef is still cooking use another skillet to cook the onions and garlic until the onion is translucent.
4.) When all the things that are cooking in skillets are done put them into the crockpot.
5.) The spices are really up to you – this is just a list of what I used today.
6.) Let it cook until the potatoes are soft and there you go.

Now if you’ll exCUSE me I have some soup to check on.

EDIT: Apparently I am a genius. For starters, if you don’t yet have any Sriracha in your house you have to go buy some now. Anyway, as mentioned above I used some to give the soup just a little kick. I ate one bowl just like this and it was great – BUT for my second bowl I used my diabolical fantastical idea. After filling the bowl I stirred in just a touch of heavy cream, just enough to turn the soup red-orange instead of bright red. The extra richness became a perfect counterbalance to the heat of the peppers and brought the whole thing up a level. I highly recommend going that route.

4 Comments so far
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so was it as yummy as it sounds?

Comment by angie

Oh yeah.

Comment by Kevin O'Mara

Mmmm. It was delicious. Good with a little cream too!

Comment by JTJ

where on earth did you find Sriracha sauce?

Comment by aaron

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