Turn leftover meat and pantry items into an easy, hearty soup
Sara's soup recipe takes minutes to throw together, is made up of pantry items, and can cook all day in a slow cooker. Mmmm.
One of my default ways to use leftovers is to turn it into soup. Here's my basic soup recipe; there are a million variations, and it is easy to keep the ingredients in the pantry.
SARA'S LEFTOVER MEAT SOUP
Combine the following in a Crock Pot or on the stove and cook until hot. (It does fine in the Crock Pot on low all day.) Serve with a salad and bread.
- Chopped Meat -- I'll cook sausage for dinner one night and save and extra link or two or I'll use any kind of leftover roast meat
- 1 can Muir Glen Fire Roasted Tomatoes
- 1 can beans -- garbanzo beans, pintos, cannellini, whatever looks good
- Broth to cover -- chicken, beef, veggie, mushroom, homemade, canned, whatever
The Muir Glen Fire Roasted Tomatoes are one of my "secret ingredients" -- they are so good anything made with them tastes wonderful.
I agree that Muir Glen tomatoes are far and away the best. They coat the inside of the can with a material that keeps the tomatoes from touching the metal, and you can really taste the difference. Every time I cheap out and buy a different brand I regret it.