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.