07 September, 2010

A great soup - Kids will love it.

I got the recipe out of Easy Food's Kid's Cookbook.  Harry's big into cooking and this seemed like a good place to start.  The magazine call it Pot Of Gold Soup.  We call it the soup with the beans.

You will need:

2 tbsp butter
1 medium onion, chopped
4 carrots, peeled and sliced into discs
2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
1 litre vegetable stock
1 x 425g tin baked beans
250 ml milk
Salt and Pepper

Then you have to:

  1. In a large pot, melt the butter over a medium heat.  Add the onion and cook for about five minutes, stirring until softened.
  2. Add the carrots, potatoes and garlic and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes, stirring once or twice so it doesn't catch.
  3. Now add the tomato ketchup and stock, stir well, then cover and bring to the boil.  Reduce the heat and allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the potatoes and carrots are tender.
  4. Drain the beans then add them to the pot and stir gently.
  5. Stir in the milk and cook until just heated through - don't allow to boil.  Season to taste and serve with . . .  well, whatever you fancy.
We didn't add the milk as wanted more a soup soup than a creamy soup.  I also, before adding the beans, blitzed it in the food processor as the kids get freaked out when they see vegetables.  Kept a few carrots aside for prettiness.

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