Is there such a thing as a bad soup? If so, I have not found it unless you want to count some of the over salted soup served at some weddings. Salt is supposed to bring out the flavor, not cover it up, yet I have had soups that tasted like pure salt with a hint of flavor.
Wholesome Chunky Vegetable Soup - Cooking Inspired cookbook - Estee Kafra
2 medium onions, diced
2 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut in chunks
6 stalks celery, cut in chunks
6 large carrots, cut in chunks
1 pepper (any color - I used red), seeded and cut in chunks
2 parsnips, cut into chunks
12 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1/4 cup minced fresh dill (or 3 cubes or 1 Tbsp dried dill)
1 1/2 cups dried red lentils, rinsed and drained
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 19-oz can baked beans
Place all cubed vegetables in the slow cooker and let cook on high for about 1 hour. Add the broth, plus more water if necessary to cover all the vegetables, along with dill, barley, red lentils, salt, and pepper.
Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours, until vegetables are tender.
Add the baked beans about 20 minutes before serving.
I was tempted to blend this until it was smooth but hubby had requested a soup with veggies floating around. It was good. The parsnips and sweet potato gave it a bit of sweetness that added to the more generalized flavors.
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