Freezer Food Friday ~ Vegetable Soup Base

hosted by mjpuzzlemom
I make this up when I have a produce drawer full of vegetables about to turn

12 cups water
6 teaspoons beef granules

1 large onion, chopped or 3-4 bunches green onions sliced

1 can Contadina tomato puree or 6-7 Roma tomatoes, chopped

6 ribs celery, chopped

6 carrots, fresh or wilted, chopped

4 cloves garlic or 4 teaspoons minced garlic

1 tablespoon salt

1 teaspoon white pepper

  • Whisk beef granules, salt and pepper into the water and bring to a boil.
  • Add the vegetables and simmer on a very low rolling boil for about 2 hours or so.
  • Vegetables should be all but mush. If not mash them by hand or puree them.
  • Pour into however many containers you want based on how many people you are feeding and freeze. Be sure to leave a bit a head space before freezing to allow for expansion.
  • Thaw before preparing and then just add meat, pasta, rice etc… you might have to add more liquid based type of soup your making.
I do the memes: Menu Plan Monday hosted by aura at I’m an Organizing Junkie, Favorite Ingredient Friday hosted by Kathryn at Overwhelmed with Joy, Freezer Food Friday hosted by MJ at mjpuzzlemom, Scrumptious Sunday hosted by Meredith at Mercedes Rocks and Slow Cooking Thursday hosted by Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. Doing them all make great additions to help keeping me on track and finding so new recipes!