Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Beef Enchilada Soup for the Shelter

This soup was so good that I had trouble giving it all away.  I need to make some for us soon. I made 50 quarts of this but I will give you the recipe for a normal serving.  Brown 1 pound of ground beef in a heavy pot.  Add 1 large diced onion and 1 large diced green pepper.  Dice 3 cloves of garlic and add them to the beef. 
Saute this until the meat is browned.  Add 1 T. cumin, 2 tsp, oregano, 1 T. chili powder and S&P.  Add 1 can of Rotel.  Add 4 cups of beef stock and 1 can of crushed tomatoes.  Add 2 T. tomato paste.  Cut 4 corn tortillas into small squares and add them to the soup.  These will disintegrate as the soup cooks and add a wonderful corn flavor.

Add 1 can of black beans and 1 C. of corn.

Bring this to a slight boil and add 1 C. of rice.  Lower the heat to a simmer and cook until the rice is tender. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and some tortilla chips on the side.  This might not look stellar but believe me it is.

I made the shelter 8 recipes of their favorite cornbread.

When I left the shelter, the servers were all noshing on this in the kitchen.

I also made them their favorite cheese bread.

I made 125 pieces and as I type I am sure they are probably scarfing down the last of it.

16 comments:

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

Soup never really look stellar does it :-)
I never really care about how the food looks, just how it tastes. I guess that's why I rarely care abóut fancy restaurants :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Laurie M. said...

sounds wonderful and I bet you're right!!!

Laurie M. said...

I forgot to say,
Now go have a rest!!!!!

Patty Woodland said...

I'll bet it warmed them right up!

Dee said...

I am sure they were delighted that you were able to get off the mountain! And bring them such good food.

Sunnybrook Farm said...

I think that you could make a large=batch cookbook called the shelter cookbook. You prepare dishes that would sell at a restaurant.

Guillaume said...

Oh this looks good, I can almost smell it from here!

petoskystone said...

Yum! pinned :)

TARYTERRE said...

That is alot of food, for sure. My hubby would love the soup because you put black beans in it.

luckybunny said...

I think a whole lotta people must have a whole lotta love for you :) And if you get back what you give in 3s, you are covered :) And now, I'm hungry!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I am making this tomorrow night. Just exactly the recipe I have been wanting. Wow! I am so pleased! It's so good to know that those folks are being well fed but with really wonderful made, tasty food.
You are a sweetheart, Joyce!!

Kay said...

Wow! You are absolutely amazing. I need to look up what rotel is. Everything looks really, really scrumptious!

Roz said...

That's a really good idea about a cookbook for the shelter food you've been making...it would make a good story for the book and you could also provide the recipes in smaller, 1-family form also. You should look into that!

Tournesol said...

Everything looks really good! I'll be making this soon, everything I've ever made from your blog has been excellent. I think your amazing, still cooking for the shelter in such a large quantity such a loving, giving soul. You put your money where you mouth is and DO something. You inspire me to find some way to give back this year.

Nellie said...

I have to make this soup! Great!

chickpea678 said...

I agree! I'm making this soup tonight for dinner! Thanks for the recipe!