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Best Comfort Food to Pack On The Go: Vegetable Beef Soup

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Best Comfort Food presents a hot meal you can take to work or school.  Our recipes are quick, easy and less than 30 minutes to cook.  Cook our recipes the night before, refrigerate and reheat the next day.  Or, on the other hand, you can cook our meals and freeze them for next week’s lunch.  Our special today is Vegetable Beef Soup

Cooks tip – be sure to taste the soup before adding any salt – canned beef broth is particularly salty and you will probably not need to add more. Because it freezes well and candy quickly reheat it this is an excellent meal to make ahead.

Comfort Food: Vegetable Beef Soup

One serving calories 194             protein 19 g             carbohydrates 18 g                       cholesterol 37 mg              sodium 850 mg

Prep time 3 minutes                      cooking time 35 minutes

1 pound lean ground beef 

1 Medium size yellow onion, sliced

4 cups canned beef broth

1 can ( 14 ½ or 16 ounces) Stewed tomatoes

1 package (16 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables such as broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower

1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels

½ teaspoon dried basil, crumbled

Salt and pepper t5o taste

In a sauce pan, cook ground beef and sliced onion over medium heat, stirring , until the beef is well browned and the onion is tender, about 10 minutes.

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 Stir in broth, stewed tomatoes, mixed vegetables, corn, and basil; season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook to a boil over high heat. 

Lower the heat ; simmer until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally, 10 to 15 minutes.

Happy Eating !

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Best Comfort Food to Pack On The Go: Tortellini Minestrone

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Best Comfort Food presents a hot meal you can take to work or school.  Our recipes are quick, easy and less than 30 minutes to cook.  Cook our recipes the night before, refrigerate and reheat the next day.  Or, on the other hand, you can cook our meals and freeze them for next week’s lunch.  Our special today is

Comfort Food: Tortellini Minestrone

One serving    calories 233    protein 12 g    carbohydrates 32 g    fat 7 g  cholesterol 30 mg      Sodium 935 mg

Prep time 6 minutes                        Cooking time 28 minutes

Food Note–  tortellini or the round pockets of pasta filled with ground meat or ricotta cheese. There’s meat in a bowl makes use of the fresh tortellini available in the refrigerator section of most supermarkets. The cheese filled ones maybe used in place of the meat filled if you prefer. This soup thickens as it stands – add a bit more broth if I finish supers is desired.

2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter or margarine

1 medium size red onion, sliced

2 small yellow squash (about 8 ounces) sliced

1 clove garlic, chopped

5 cups canned beef broth

2 ounces day-old Italian bread, cubed (about two cups)

8 ounces refrigerated or frozen meat filled tortellini

1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped broccoli, partially thawed under warm running water

12 Cherry tomatoes, halved

Salt and pepper to taste

In a large sauce pan, melt butter over moderate heat. Add sliced onion and sauté until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in squash and garlic; sauté for 2 minutes.

 Add broth and the bread. Increase the heat to high, cover and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat to low and simmer the soup for 2 to 3 minutes. 

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Add tortellini and simmer for seven minutes. Increase the heat to high and bring the soup to a boil. Add broccoli and cook until it is tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Season the soup with salt and pepper, stir in cherry tomatoes

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Best Comfort Food to Pack On The Go: Creole Shrimp Soup

Creole Shrimp Soup - Warm and Tote

Best Comfort Food presents a hot meal you can take to work or school.  Our recipes are quick, easy and less than 30 minutes to cook.  Cook our recipes the night before, refrigerate and reheat the next day.  Or, on the other hand, you can cook our meals and freeze them for next week’s lunch.  Our special today is Creole Shrimp Soup

Comfort Food: Creole Shrimp Soup

One serving             calories 160             proteins 14 g           carbohydrates 12 g

Fat 7 g                       cholesterol 125 mg            sodium 371 mg

Prep time 17 minutes                   cooking time 19 minutes

Food Notes–  for this Louisiana favorite add as much hot red pepper sauce as your taste buds will allow. Although frozen shrimp works fine, the flavor of fresh would reward you. Serve the soup with a loaf of crusty bread on the side.

1 bag (12 ounces)Frozen uncooked, shelled, and divined shrimp

2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) Butter or margarine

1 Medium size white onion

½ teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crumbled

1 medium size green bell pepper

2 ½ teaspoons all purpose flour

1 can (14 ½ or 16 ounce), peeled potatoes

¼ teaspoon hot red pepper sauce, or to taste

1 teaspoon finely chopped parsley

One small bay leaf

1 ½ cups water salt to taste

Thaw shrimp by placing it in a colander under luke warm running water. Meanwhile, finally chop onion; seed and coarsely chop bell pepper. Coarsely chop tomatoes, reserving the liquid.

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In a large sauce pan melt butter over moderate heat. Add the the onion and sauté until soft, about five minutes. Stir in the green pepper, parsley, thyme, Bayleaf, and hot pepper sauce; sauté for one minute. Stir in flour until well mixed.

Add the tomatoes with their liquid, and water; bring the mixture to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for five minutes. Add the shrimp and continue simmering, covered, until the shrimp is cooked through, about five more minutes. Discard the Bayleaf; season the soup with salt to taste. Ladel the soup into bowls and serve immediately.

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Best Comfort Food to Pack On The Go: Bacon and Corn Chowder

Best Comfort Food presents a hot meal you can take to work or school.  Our recipes are quick, easy and less than 30 minutes to cook.  Cook our recipes the night before, refrigerate and reheat the next day.  Or, on the other hand, you can cook our meals and freeze them for next week’s lunch.  Our special today is Bacon and Corn Chowder

Comfort Food: Bacon and Corn Chowder

3 Slices bacon, cut into ½ inch pieces

1 large yellow onion, chopped

2 medium size all purpose potatoes peeled and diced

1 ½ cups can’t reduce sodium chicken broth

1 ½ cups fresh or frozen corn kernels

3 cups milk

Chopped parsley

In a large sauce pan, fry bacon pieces until crisp, about four minutes. Using a spoon, remove the bacon and let it drain on a paper towel. Pour off all except 1 tablespoon of the drippings from the pan.

Add onion and sauté until soft, about five minutes. Add potatoes and broth and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat; cover and simmer until the potatoes are very soft, about 10 minutes. 

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Stir in corn kernels and milk. Heat the soup over moderate heat until just hot but not boiling. Season with salt and pepper. Little the soup into balls and copied serving with some bacon and a pinch of chopped parsley.

Happy Eating !

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