This is one I make up as I go along. Use whatever you have one hand. This one has kidney beans but you would use black beans. You could use turkey or beef or buffalo. Throw some corn in if you have it on hand. Anything goes.
1 lb turkey
½ onion chopped
½ green pepper chopped
1 cup mushrooms, chopped
1 large can chopped tomatoes
1 can beans
½ cup tomato paste
1 tbsp Adobo
2 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp salt – to taste
generous grind of black pepper
1 cup prepared salsa
shredded cheese for garnish
Cook the turkey and onion (add a chopped clove of garlic if you want)
Add the pepper and mushrooms and any other vegetables you want.
Add the tomatoes and spices and beans. Let it simmer until the vegetables are cooked.
The state of Wisconsin is known for Beer and Cheese. Come people call Wisconsinites, Cheeseheads. It makes a perfect combination. Beer and Cheese. So why not… Beer Cheese Soup? Coincidentally, I am on my way to Wisconsin so this is going out a bit early this week. Enjoy!
When I was little I lived in Burma and had an Indian nanny. She was a Catholic and her name was Mary. She spoiled me. One of my favorite foods was dahl soup. I could eat it every day. When the rest of the family was eating something I didn’t like, she make me dahl soup. I have no idea what her recipe was but here is mine.
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, diced
Put a tablespoon of oil into a pot and add onion and garlic
Cut up half a potato, skinned and add to the pot (or you can use a carrot)
Once the onion is soft add
4 cups broth
1.5 cups dahl (lentils)
Add 1 tsp diced fresh ginger
2 tsp curry powder
1 tsp cumin
Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes
Allow to cool a bit and pour soup into a blender or use a hand blender until smooth
Return to the pot and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper to taste