It’s been a few posts and a lot of laughs since I started this site and I am still amazed at how little people these days really know about country cooking. Case in point: I was online doing my usual thing – paying the bills, doing some shopping, looking at cable and texas electricity providers – when I decided I would try and search for some good country recipes for something simple like soup. I found all the usual suspects, pretty stereotypical, really, but I could NOT find a good soup recipe so I decided to post one of my own.
Here’s what you will need:
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 3 cups of vegetable stock
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 4 onions
- 1 teaspoon of paprika
- 3 red bell peppers
- 1 pound of fresh tomatoes
- 3 cloves of garlic
Here’s what you do:
1. For starters, you are going to need to chop up those red bell peppers, onions and tomatoes. Make it fine so they will blend into the soup without standing out. Don’t forget to mince the garlic, as well.
2. Heat up a large saucepan over high heat and cook up those onions and the vegetable oil. You should keep doing this until the onions are cooked and translucent.
3. Reduce the heat and add the peppers. Stir and cook for about 4 minutes or until soft.
4. Add the garlic and let these cook for a couple seconds. Then throw in everything else – the paprika, the salt, the stock – and bring it to a boil.
5. Reduce heat and let the mixture simmer for 20 minutes. Then, enjoy!