Feast Day Soup

Happy New Year y’all! All I know is 2017 has got to better than 2016… can I get an amen? The past year has been quite a wild ride and it’s amazing all the things that can happen in just one year’s time. That being said, I posted this recipe about a year ago, but the photos were embarrassingly awful so it was time for a revamp. Besides, I was craving this soup and I wanted to use my new yellow Le Creuset yellow dutch oven.
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Beef and Vegetable Soup, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Under 30 minutes

I love this soup because it’s a cinch to make and it takes me back to childhood. Once a year we had one of my most favorite events- Feast Day. Feast Day was the coolest- I mean even cooler than the bike rodeo, because… there was food. A ton of food- a feast to be exact (the inner dietitian in me, even then, was amped). In hindsight, I think this was about the cheesiest potluck one could create, BUT for me it was magical because 1.) I didn’t have to wear a private school uniform. 2.) I got to wear a costume (my choice of pilgrim or indian- both of which accommodated pigtails) and 3.) FOOD. 4. FOOOOOD.
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All the moms, mine included, also wore their best Feast Day attire. Mom Pilgrims. Mom Indians. And we all enjoyed my favorite pastime- eating. One of my favs was Feast Day Soup. In simple terms, it’s a beef vegetable soup. I’ve made variations of it for years, and the most recent batch I made was so feast-able.
Beef and Vegetable Soup, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Under 30 minutes

KISS Tip: This soup tastes even better the day after you make it! Consider making a batch during a weekend meal prep and enjoy some seriously delicious soup in the days to come.
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KISS Tip: Enjoy this soup with some sweet cornbread! Check out this gluten free/dairy free honey cornbread!

KISS Feast Day Soup
(Click here for easy to print version)
Serves: 10
Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients 
1 1/2 lb 93% lean ground beef
1 large onion, diced
1 15oz can crushed tomatoes
3-4 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
1/2 bag baby carrots, chopped
1/2 bag 16oz frozen corn (add at end)
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste
~4 beef bouillon cubes*
6 cups water

Directions

  1. Brown ground beef and onion in dutch oven with garlic powder and oregano.
  2. Add all vegetables, tomatoes, bouillon and water and bring to boil.
  3. Boil/Simmer for 20 minutes or until vegetables are done (still slightly crunchy!)
  4. Add about half the bag of frozen corn.
  5. Serve with your favorite cornbread and enjoy the NEXT day! 

*Bouillon can be the trickiest thing ever. 4 cubes should do the trick, OR the equivalent using bouillon or liquid/paste OR you could also sub beef stock for the 6 cups of water.

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13 Responses

    1. Haha! Its all gone. Ask my poor mom- she always asks to try stuff as almost every time it’s gone by the time I’m sharing the recipe. Happy New Year!

  1. this looks delish! I got a new Le Crueset dutch oven too, I think this will be the first thing i make in it! Also, this soup sounds a lot like stone soup. I think the concept was based off of a childrens book, but my sister’s class made it when she was in preschool. you literally put a (clean) stone in it! so fun!

    1. So exciting that you just got a new Dutch oven too! I’ve never heard of the explanation behind Stone Soup before; how neat! Thank you, Rebecca!

  2. I would love to print the recipe for that soup in the picture, but it doesn’t show how to print it, please respond to this email about how to print the recipe. Thanking you in advance, Grace Webb

    1. Hi Grace. Thanks so much for asking. You’re right; there isn’t usually an easy way to print my recipes. However, I created a PDF document for you and put the link under the title of the recipe at the bottom of the post. You should be able to click that and then print. Hope that is helpful and thank you for stopping by the blog! Have a blessed day!

  3. I made this today and it was SO good! I browned the meat and softened the onions on the stove first and cooked in my crock pot on high for 5 or 6 hours and the veggies came out perfectly cooked! Can’t wait for leftover tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!!

    1. I’m so glad you tried and liked it!! And appreciate the details on the crockpot time- so helpful to use the slow cooker! The soup is even better the next day and since it makes such a large batch, there may be some leftovers! 🙂

  4. Thank you for sharing your story and your recipe. I made it the other day and my family loved it. It will be a staple in our household.

    1. You’re so welcome, Yvonne. Thank you for letting me know- I’m so glad y’all enjoyed it! I just made it last week and I’m sure I’ll make it again soon- it’s the perfect cold weather meal!

  5. Thank you for sharing your story. I loved it. Now I need to try the recipe. Looks so amazing. Looking forward to trying more.
    God Bless you Shannon.

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