A tomato creme vegetable soup and an appetizer

Dec 24, 2011 by

I haven’t posted a recipe in a little while, so here are 2 for you.  I’ve actually been cooking a lot, just not found the time to post them.

Since the weather is a little colder, its time for a nice soup and I found an awesome recipe for some bacon wrapped potato appetizer things.  And anything wrapped in bacon is awesome, so I had to try them.

We just recently had our Christmas party with friends since my wife has to work in the ER on Christmas.   We cooked and baked for a whole day and made tons of great food.

Lets start off with the appetizer.

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Yes, they look that amazing and EVERYONE said they tasted even better.  Plus they are ridiculously easy to make, so that’s nice too.

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Get some potatoes.  I love reds, and I like to keep the skin on because a, I’m lazy, and b, It ads to the color and flavor.  But mostly because I’m lazy.

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cut then up into 1 inch size chunks.  Make sure they are all around the same size so they cook evenly

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throw them in some cold water and bring to a boil.  Only cook for a couple of minutes until just slightly soft.  You don’t want them mushy.

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While those are boiling grab some rosemary.  I’m lucky to have some growing outside in my backyard.

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chop it up and throw it in a bowl

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add some olive oil and salt and pepper and stir it up and let it set

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grab a pack of bacon and slice into 3 equal parts

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when potatoes are done drain and throw into bowl with the olive oil and rosemary.  Toss to coat.

 

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wrap each piece of potato with a piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick and then put them on a tray.  You are going to bake them at 400 for 15 minutes, then flip them over and bake for another 15 minutes.

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to make the sauce simply pour some Tapatio into a cup of sour cream and mix it up.  Use as much as you like to make it as spicy as you want.

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I used A LOT and it was VERY HOT.  But it was also super awesome.

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Here is the final masterpiece.  These were gone very quickly.  Now onto the soup.

This soup is also very easy to make.  Its basically chopping up a bunch of items and adding them at the right time.

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Ingredients:

  • Ground Turkey 1lb
  • Large can of tomato soup
  • 1 pint of heavy cream
  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Zucchini
  • Green beans
  • Corn (frozen is fine)
  • Onion
  • Garlic
This one is easy, here’s how you do it.

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Chop up your onion

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and garlic

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throw it into a pan with a little olive oil

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after a minute add your ground turkey and brown it in the pan with the onion and garlic

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While that is cooking chop up your potatoes

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and carrots

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Throw both the potatoes and carrots into a large pot.  We are going to cook these first as they take longer than the other vegetables.  When the turkey is browned drain off the fat and add it to the potatoes and carrots.   Add enough water to cover and start on a medium heat.

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I also add a bay leaf and a beef bullion cube to the soup as its cooking.

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While that is cooking chop up your zucchini

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and celery

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and green beans

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and set them all aside to add in later.  You want to let the potatoes and carrots get slightly soften then add these vegetables and cook for about 10 minutes.

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Now drain off all of that water from the vegetables and turkey meat and save it.

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Add in your tomato soup

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and heavy cream.  Stir often in this step as you don’t want to let the cream curdle.

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Now add that all back into the vegetables and add in your corn.

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That is it.  Let it cook a little longer.  Add salt and pepper to taste, if you need to.

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The soup goes really well with these rolls that we made again.  They are so freaking delicious.

I hope you have a great Christmas and I hope you really take time to celebrate it this year with friends and family.

Ben…

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    Great Work, this is seem yummy, wanna eat :D