We are (prayerfully, hopefully, God-willing) closing on our house a month from tomorrow, which means it’s time to pack. It also means that I need to use up everything in my cupboards, fridge, and freezer, because even though we’re only moving 50.4 miles away, I’m not moving our food. I hate to move food. I want to start fresh in my new house, right down to the groceries in my cabinets. People who constantly move all their leftover food is how you end up discovering a can of soup that expired four years ago. (Not that I’m speaking from experience here…)
Soooooo, in my desire emptying out the cabinets, I threw together a yummy, satisfying soup today that really helps warm me up on this chilly, early-fall evening.
- 1 can carrots
- 1 can corn
- 2 cans potatoes
- 3/4 head of cabbage
- 1 lb. ground beef
- Beef bouillon
- Spices to taste (I used garlic powder, rosemary, basil, Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper)
Drain and rinse the carrots, corn, and potatoes. (There are very few actual uses for canned potatoes, but slow-simmered soup helps take the “canned” taste away.) Rough-chop the cabbage. I tossed that all into my slow-cooker and mixed it up.
Brown the ground beef and drain it well – I rinse mine in very hot water. Then I tossed that into the slow cooker and added all of my spices, plus the beef bouillon cubes and about 8-10 cups of water.
Six hours later, it’s hot and steamy, done and delicious!
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