|I have a produce order arriving today, |
so I created this wonderful soup
with ingredients on hand -
It's spectacular - I hope you try it...
Prep: 5 Mins. |
Cook: 20 to 25 Mins.
Posted by Sandra
4 slices smoky bacon, cut into 1” slices
5 red potatoes, scrubbed and cut into ½” cubes
1 Vidalia onion, roughly chopped
1 carrot, scrubbed and chopped
1 red bell pepper, roughly chopped
1 small jalapeno, de-seeded and deribbed, and finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
¼ teaspoon Creole seasoning (or Cajun)
4 cups beef broth
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 (14 oz. jar) prepared pizza sauce [or 1-2/3 cup of my homemade recipe here]
1 teaspoon dried sweet basil
1 bunch fresh broccoli florets, cut in half
Heat a heavy-bottom pot over medium-high heat, and brown the bacon. Remove bacon pieces and drain on a paper towel lined plate, while reserving 2 tablespoons drippings in pot. Add all the remaining ingredients, except browned bacon and broccoli, cover, and bring to boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Add the bacon and broccoli florets, and re-cover, and continue to simmer for an additional 10 to 15 minutes, just until potatoes are tender – Enjoy.
Tip: I like to serve this hearty soup with a nice garden salad and/or warm crispy bread on the side ;)