Have you ever tried Pepperoni Soup?
You can make a meal of soup at any time of year but there's something really special about a bowl of hot soup in winter.
Soup is both comforting and filling, a hot, savoury bowl can help take the chill off the colder evenings.
A quick and easy way to feed your family is a tureen of soup with lots of crusty bread.
There's no better comfort food, no matter what soup you prefer. Any soup warms you up!
One of my favourites is pepperoni soup. It just makes me feel warm and cozy.
- 1/2 kilo or 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 Cup sliced turkey pepperoni
- 1 Cup sliced mushrooms
- 1 green capsicum or bell pepper seeded and chopped
- 1 bunch of green onions peeled and chopped
- 2 minced garlic cloves
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 2 tsp tomato paste
- 1 regular can crushed tomatoes
- 4 Cups chicken stock
- 1 Tblespoon chopped fresh basil
- 1 Tblespoon chopped fresh oregano
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- Take a large pot - you can give it a little squirt of cooking spray if you wish.
- Put the beef and pepperoni in the pot, cook on medium-high heat about 8 minutes or until beef crumbles and is no longer pink.
- Remove the beef mixture. Carefully drain and pat dry.
- Saute the mushrooms, capsicums, onions and garlic cloves into the pot in hot oil for about 5 minutes.
- Stir in beef mixture, tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, chicken stock, basil, oregano, and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat & simmer 30 minutes.
- Garnish with fresh basil and shredded parmesan cheese. Serve with crusty bread or garlic bread.
- N.B If you don't have fresh basil or oregano, you can exchange for the dried variety. But only a teaspoon, if that!
All Things Soup
No matter what kind of soup you like, you will find a favorite in this book.
Everything goes down better with soup
© 2009 Susanna Duffy