Saturday, September 12, 2009

Best Recipe EVER

as long as you are trying to feed a large army...and need to run the jeeps off methane.

I think I mentioned this one before but I don't think I had the recipe on me.

This black bean soup recipe is on the label from some canned tomatoes I bought in Plummer, local store brand.
It claims to serve 8 (eight). Those must be some BIG people. Here are the "ingredients" (almost all canned)

3 cups chopped onion
2 T olive oil
8 cloves of garlic (that's 1 clove per person)
2 cups chopped bell pepper
1 can (28oz.) diced tomatoes with liquid
3 t cumin
2 cans (14.5oz) chicken broth
8 cans (15oz) black beans, drained and rinsed (that is ONE CAN per person!)
1/2 c red wine vinegar
Sour cream

Heat oil in a large, deep, sauce pan. Saute onion, bell pepper and garlic until tender.
Add remaining ingredients and simmer 10minutes.
Serve garnished with sour cream.

Well, it's fast. And easy. And, given the sodium content of the ingredients, salty.
And there are approximately 30 cups of soup produced. At 4 cups per quart...that is 7.5 quarts which is 1.75 GALLONS of soup. Wow.
Serves 8. Almost 4 cups per serving! I'm guessing there won't be many takers for dessert.

It's not that I don't make a couple of gallons of soup at a crack, but I start with a recipe for less than one gallon and it grows. If I started with a 2 gallon recipe I'd be making soup in my canner...both canners.

Speaking of bean soup. I bought a couple pounds of soup beans a while back. If I double that recipe...I won't have to cook again until spring.


Anonymous said...

Dear Jilly Crocker,

Regarding your recipe, I see three ingredients that I like: sour cream and chicken broth. And maybe garlic. It depends. Could you suggest a recipe, perhaps something involving crappie fillets, wherein I could just use those 2(maybe 3 -- it depends) ingredients? Thank you!

Culinarily Challenged in Champaign,


Jill said...

Well Ange, I don't know of any recipes but here's one I just made up:
Crappie Sour Cream Chicken Garlic Soup:
8 Crappies
8 cans of chicken broth
8 garlic cloves
8 tubs of sour cream.
Stir, heat, enjoy.

Anonymous said...

Intriguing. And quite coincidental that all measurements are the same (8 cups...). Of course, when one is as inept in the kitchen as I am, the easier the measurements, the better. Thank you for the recipe. I will be sure to let you know how it turns out once my exploded gut is stitched back together and I'm out of the emergency room. Thanks Cupcake!