Best summer soup. Courtesy of Julie LeBlanc.
Sometimes the simplest meals are the best, and what could be more simple than a crock pot? Famous with the baby boomer generation, these little buggers can save you a great deal of time when it comes to making large quantities of soup, roasts or even fondue.
Best Tomato and Potato Soup
3 large Idaho potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 chorizo sausages
1 can tomato paste
2 c. favorite tomato sauce
1 c. diced tomatoes
1 garlic clove, chopped
1/2 c. chopped onion
3 c. water
1/2 c. cream
1 T basil
1/2 T oregano
salt & pepper to taste
Boil the sausages per package instructions and slice into rounds. Set aside.
Boil the potatoes in a medium-sized pot until cooked through. Toss everything but the cream and sausage into a crock pot and let sit for a couple of hours on medium heat (careful to watch it!) or until hot.
Using a hand blender, blend the potatoes into fine pieces, leaving the end result as smooth or as chunky as you like. Add sausage. Five to ten minutes before you're ready to serve, stir in the cream.
Serve with toasted sourdough bread and, for the adults, your favorite dark beer. Enjoy!
For more information:
Nosoupforyou.com - Looking for a great soup-and-sandwich place in Gainesville? Check out this website! You can even search by restaurant type.
The Soup Fairy - Norma Berger cooks up the most delectable soup in the city!