I wasn’t planning on doing a Hunk of Meat post this week, because last week I didn’t make anything really truly inspiring. Today’s thunderstorms and cold weather inspired our lunch. Even though I really need to go grocery shopping, I wasn’t going to go try to haul two kids out in the rain. I looked in the fridge and saw that I had some left over pork roast and some carrots that were in need of eating, so I made this recipe.
Vegetable and Pork Soup
- 3 tablespoons Organic Valley butter
- 1/4 of a large red onion minced
- 3/4 cup celery, chopped
- 2 cups carrots, sliced
- 3 potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1-2 cups cooked pork roast
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 3 cups milk
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1/4 cup cold water
- 1/4 cup corn starch
- salt and pepper to taste
- Melt butter in soup pot over medium heat. Add onions and saute until tender.
- Add celery and carrots and cook about 10 minutes until slightly tender
- Add potatoes, pork and chicken broth. Bring to boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes (or until potatoes are tender)
- Add milk and oregano and bring slowly to boil. Don’t boil milk too fast or it will curdle.
- Mix water and corn starch and add to soup. Stir for a few minutes until the soup thickens slightly.
- Taste and then add salt and pepper to taste.
This recipe was super easy and I let the boys do all the dumping of ingredients into the pot and all the stirring. I served the soup with homemade wheat bread and a tall glass of Organic Valley milk. It was a perfect way to warm us up on this less than nice day.
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