Archive for 'Soups/Stews'

Servings: 4

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Chill Time: 2 hours

What You Need:

  • 2 large cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup whole sour cream
  • 1/2 cup whole-milk Greek yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • salt and white pepper (to taste)
  • fresh mint leaves (optional)

What You Do:

  1. Coarsely grate cucumbers into a bowl.
  2. Finely mince garlic clove and chop dill and add to bowl.
  3. Combine rest of the ingredients— except mint— in the bowl.
  4. Stir well and chill soup in fridge for approximately 2 hours.
  5. Ladle soup into serving bowls and top with optional mint leaves.


irishbeefstew

Servings: 4 – 6

Prep time: less than 10 minutes

Cook time: 8 hours ( low)  /4 hours ( high)

What You Need:

  • 2 lbs cubed stewing beef
  • 1 envelope of dry onion soup mix
  • 2 10 3/4-oz cans of tomato soup
  • 1 soup can of water
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of pepper
  • 2 cups of diced carrots
  • 2 cups of diced potatoes
  • 1 lb package of frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup of water

What You Do:

  1. Place onion soup, beef, tomato soup, soup can of water, salt, pepper, potatoes, and carrots in slow-cooker.
  2. Cover and cook.
  3. Add peas and the 1/4 cup of water 1 hour (1/2 hour for high temp) before end of cook time.

irishstew1

Servings: 6 – 8

Prep time: about 20 minutes

Cook time: 5 hours ( high) / 10 hours (low)

What You Need:

  • 2 pounds boneless lamb cubed, browned, and drained
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and cut in 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 small onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking tapioca (optional – see Note)
  • 10 ounces frozen peas

What You Do:

  1. Sprinkle browned lamb cubes with salt and pepper.
  2. Place lamb in the crockpot along with water, bay leaf, carrots, onions, potatoes, and tapioca.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 10 hours (or high for 5 hours), adding peas to the stew during the last hour (or half hour.).

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