Friday, August 10, 2007

Quick comfort food...

I was feeling under the weather today... Headache, fatigue, nausea. The only thing that really sounded good to me all day was soup. So J made a run the to store to pick up the ingredients for dinner.

I know it's blazing hot across most of the USA, and soup is probably not high on your list of likely dinners. So make it now- or file it away and save it for the future...

Quick Sausage Soup-
1 Polsa Kielbasa (reduced fat works just fine)
1 yellow onion
Olive oil
2 cans black beans
1 large (49 oz can) stock (I like chicken or beef, use the one you like best)
Salt to taste
1 lemon

Chop the onion and saute in a little olive oil in a soup pot. When the onions are translucent. Cut the kielbasa into bite size pieces and add to the pot. Cook until sausage is heated through. Add stock. Drain and add black beans. Simmer for 15-20 minutes. Just before serving squeeze lemon into soup (the lemon juice balances the richness from the sausage).

That's it! We usually have a big loaf of crusty french bread with it as well...

As a variation you could easily make this into potato and sausage soup. Go ahead and make the soup above (leave out the black beans if you like) and add some instant pototo flakes (I like Yukon brand). Add as much potato as you need, until you get the thickness you like. Skip the lemon. Even better, throw in some finely shredded cheese or Velveeta too for cheesy potato soup. Yum!


Anonymous said...

thanks, going to try this. Feel free to share more simple recipes like this. lily

Llama Momma said...

This looks good! (And easy. Easy is good.)

Maybe if we turn the air conditioner on super cold, we could get away with it! ;-)

hockeygirl said...

That sounds good - I shall give it a try! Hope you are feeling better today!

Christy said...

Sounds yummy, but it's so hot here that Iactually iced my morning coffee! It was making me sweat too much to drink it. And somehow, I just don't think iced soup would be quite as good ;)

Missy said...

Just made this for dinner - yum!!! The kids loved it too!

My only comment is that it HAS to be served with cornbread!


Missy said...

After munching on this for three days, I just have one question for you.

Could you hear me tooting all the way from Texas??


Frazzmom said...

So glad you liked it! I've been on a soup binge all weekend- especially after I spent all of Friday reading recipes on Boomamas soup carnival!