Jan 4, 2018

Veggie Beef Soup (Good Luck and Lots of Cash) and Cheesy Biscuit Bread

Or, how to get those peas and greens in for wonderful New Year.  This is a tasty old fashioned vegetable beef soup that's easily adaptable for whatever you have on hand.   It's also perfect for when it's unrelentingly cold outside.  The soup requires very little prep and is full of favor.

1 T olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 carrots chopped
1 bunch of celery chopped with leaves
1 small head of cabbage, coarsely shredded
2 lbs ground beef
4-6 cups chicken or beef broth
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 quart tomato juice
1 12 oz bag of frozen filed peas with snaps
4 cups of shredded fresh collard greens

In a large stock pot sauce the onion on medium heat for a couple of minutes, then add the celery and carrots.  Saut√© for another five minutes, then add the cabbage, ground beef, salt and pepper.  Add enough broth to cover.   Add the tomato juice.  Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer.  While simmering add the bag of field peas and green and cook for at least an hour.  Stir occasionally to break up the meat.

It's even more delicious the next day!

Perfect to pair with the soup?  Cheesy Biscuit Bread.  See the chunk missing?  That was how much Tommy ate while his soup was cooling.

I devoured another considerable chunk during the first half of the nail-biter of a game for the Dawgs (and another few chunks during the TWO overtimes).  Side note- GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DAAAAWWWGGGGSSS!

2 cups Bisquick
2/3 cup milk
2 eggs, beaten
6 green onions, chopped
2 T olive oil
1 T Dijon mustard
2 cups shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese (I used white cheddar), divided in half
3 T butter, melted

Combine Bisquick, milk, eggs, onion, oil, mustard and 1 cup cheese in a medium bowl, stir well.
Pour batter into a greased 10-inch pie pan, and drizzle melted butter on top.
Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes
Top with remaining cheese and bake an additional five minutes.
Cut into wedges and serve!

I credit a bowl of this every day this week to helping me survive this cold snap!


  1. I love your recipes. This looks good!! Stay warm!

  2. Cannot wait to try that biscuit bread! Thoroughly enjoy your recipes :)


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