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post #1 of 14
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I am continuing to stock up on soup for the fall and winter.

 

Earlier, I made Sausage Soup with homemade fresh garlic sausage, chicken stock and vegetables I grew in my garden.

 

I felt like some beef soup as well.

 

When I used to do a lot of hiking, I would make a soup by mixing jerky and dehydrated vegetables in water and then heating them up for soup at dinner. The jerky cooks out with a great texture and makes a great broth, so I decided to try to make a version for the freezer.

 

I started by tearing up jerky until I had 2 cups. Then I chopped 1 1/2 cup onions, a tablespoon of garlic and 1/3 cup green chili peppers (from my garden). I also cut up 1/4 cup of end pieces from my back (Canadian) Bacon.

 

 

 

I cooked the onions in vegetable oil over medium high heat just until they started to wilt. I added the bacon, peppers and garlic and stirred until the bottom of the pot started to get coated.

 

 

 

I added 3 cups of beef broth,, 3 cups of water, the jerky and 2 cups of frozen diced tomatoes (from my garden).

 

 

 

 

 

I brought it to a boil and let it simmer for 1 hour. Then I broke up spaghetti into 1 inch pieces (about 1/2 cup) and added that to the soup. I put in 1 1/2 cups chopped green beans (from my garden) and 2 teaspoons chili sauce. I simmered for another 30 minutes.

 

 

This is a great hearty soup. Almost stew like but the liquid isn't thickened. The jerky had the great texture I remember from my hikes. You'll note there is no salt added as there is a lot of salt in the jerky so the soup definitely has a salt overtone but it only reinforces the jerky flavour of the soup!

 

Disco

post #2 of 14
Ha! I think I've made that out of desperation before while on the trail!
post #3 of 14
See Disco it's post like this that make you the MAN!! Awesome looking soup!
post #4 of 14

Going camping with swmbo this weekend, going to try jerky soup!

Thanks Disco.

post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by dirtsailor2003 View Post

Ha! I think I've made that out of desperation before while on the trail!

Sorry, Case. I have seen your posts. Your desperation is most peoples aspiration.

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Originally Posted by Brooksy View Post

See Disco it's post like this that make you the MAN!! Awesome looking soup!

Thanks, Brooksy. You have to love soup.

 

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Originally Posted by java View Post
 

Going camping with swmbo this weekend, going to try jerky soup!

Thanks Disco.

Have fun, Sir!

post #6 of 14
Wow. Thanks for all the soup threads.

Its getting colder.

We had ham n cheese soup tonight.
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by c farmer View Post

Wow. Thanks for all the soup threads.

Its getting colder.

We had ham n cheese soup tonight.

Drat! I thought I had finished with soup for a while but I make a ham, potato and cheese soup and now I want some!

 

You have to love soup this time of year.

 

Disco

post #8 of 14
Yup. Mine had taters in too.
post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by c farmer View Post

Yup. Mine had taters in too.

You're killing me. I love that soup!

post #10 of 14

Looks great Disco, but I don't think I could do that to my Jerky(If I would have any left anyways LOL) I liked your sausage soup you did the other day 

 

Great Job!!

 

DS

post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by driedstick View Post
 

Looks great Disco, but I don't think I could do that to my Jerky(If I would have any left anyways LOL) I liked your sausage soup you did the other day 

 

Great Job!!

 

DS

Thanks, DS. I know what you mean about not using jerky in soup but sometimes you have to use great ingredients to make a dish!

 

Disco

post #12 of 14
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Thanks, DS. I know what you mean about not using jerky in soup but sometimes you have to use great ingredients to make a dish!

 

Disco

Yes sir you do. Thumbs Up

post #13 of 14
That sounds awesome!
post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by jarjarchef View Post

That sounds awesome!

I am blushing but it is very good.

 

Disco

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