Saturday, September 19, 2009

Poor man Stoup (updated)

**This is my updated version of this stoup. I have done experimenting and I really like this version even better! It's good either way you make it, you can leave the new stuff out, but it tastes so much better and adds more dimension to it! This stoup looks like puke, but tastes amazing! It has been nick-named "Puke Stoup" by none other than my "creative" hubby. Don't let the name scare you away though. Yummo!

Okay a stoup is from Rachael Ray (thicker than a soup but thinner than a stew-STOUP!)
I was in an experimental mood and wanted something yummy but easy, and easy clean up (one pot!!) the night I came up with this. Plus I had like nothing in my fridge! So this is what I came up with!! Let me know if you like it!

You'll need:
-1 lb. hamburger /sausage or chicken works good too ($1.50)
-Carrots (from the garden)
-Celery ($.20)
-Onions (from the garden)
-Beef stock (2 cans)/also works with chicken stock ($1.00 bought on sale for $.50 a can)
-1 to 1 1/2 cups of rice ($.25)
-Bay leaf, thyme, parsley, salt and pepper, terragon, sage ($.25)
-1 can of cream of mushroom/chicken ($1.00-unfortunately not on sale)
-dollop of sour cream ($.15)
-parmesan (if desired) ($.10)
TOTAL: $4.45
*Brown hamburger in a stock pot.
*Add grated carrots, chopped onions, and chopped celery and let them sweat out until tender.
*Add beef stock and bring to a boil.
*Add rice (not cooked); 1 bay leaf, couple shakes of thyme, parsley, terragon, sage and salt and pepper, then turn down heat to simmer and let it cook until dinner time.
*10 min. before you eat, add the cream of mushroom/chicken, and the sour cream and parmesan. Give it just enough time to heat through.
***I usually do this around lunch time (noon)
~ Hint: You might have to occasionally add a little water here and there if it looks like it's getting too thick.
**enjoy cleaning only one pan!!
~Hint: This makes a TON of soup. We usually eat half, then I store the other half in the freezer for a day I don't want to cook! Easy cheesy!

1 comment:

Ham, Dan and Kaylie said...

So I totally tried this "Stoup" and I loved it! Thanks so much for this blog....I love new recipes. I'm going to try the lime chicken one soon. I'll let ya know how it goes. Thanks!! :)