2 Hearty Soup Recipes: Meaty and Meatless

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Celebrate National Soup Month with these two delicious recipes – one meaty and one meatless –  from our very own Diamond Jubilee Cookbook.

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Winter Beef Barley (and Whatever’s In the Fridge) Soup

Ingredients:
3 c. canned beef
3 c. beef broth
3/4 c. chopped carrots
1/2 c. chopped celery
1/4 c. chopped onion
1/2 c. peas, corn and/or beans – whatever is leftover in the fridge!
1/2 c. barley
1/8 tsp. pepper
salt to taste

Method:
Add all ingredients to a soup pot and simmer for 1 hour. Season to taste. (Recipe may be doubled or tripled and freezes well.)

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Our delicious canned meats and broths make winter soups and stews come together in minutes! At Lehmans.com.

Spicy Lentil Soup

Ingredients:
2 carrots
1 green pepper or hot pepper
1 onion
2 tomatoes or 1 pt. canned
5-8 cloves garlic, peeled and left whole
1 1/2 c. orange lentils
5-6 c. water
1 vegetable bouillon cube
2 tsp. cumin
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4-1 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper (to taste)

Method:
Chop first four vegetables in large chunks. Put in a large soup pot with the next four ingredients. Cover and boil 20-3 minutes, without stirring. Cool slightly and puree. Return to pot and add the spices. Simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, to blend flavors. In a separate pan, fry one-half onion, chopped, in 1 T. oil, until toasty brown. Float onions on top of soup. Serve with lemon wedges to bring out flavor.