Sunday, December 27, 2009

Harvest Soup

i have had a lot of requests, so here it is:

1 lb ground sausage (jimmy dean or breakfast, not just ground pork)
3/4 c chopped onion
2 + chopped garlic cloves
(cook together till done and onions soft)
3 1/2 c water
(the amounts of the cubed potatoes and squashes are debatable and up to you, but this is the ratio i use...)
2 c sweet potatoes
1 c red potatoes
1 c acorn squash
2 + (i always add more) tsp beef boulion granules (sp?)
1/4 tsp chili powder
2 bay leaves
1/4 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp allspice
1/8 ground cloves (this is what makes the soup what it is..)
(boil 20 min? or in a crock pot apperently, for a few hours till squash and friends are done. then add:)
1 can diced tomatoes
1/2 c tomato catsup
(let heat for a bit, then taste and mess with the spices. i usually end up adding boulion and more catsup to beef up the broth.)