Saturday, November 15, 2008

Whatchagot Soup

I asked my husband what name I should give to the soup I made today. When I told him what ingredients I'd used he came up with the above name. It suits because there are lots of variations to this recipe which depend on "whatchagot" handy. Here goes:
Crumble up 1/2 a link of smoked farmer sausage
brown 1 lb. hamburger

Get out your soup pot or dutch oven and put in:
1 tbsp. oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion chopped
1 large stalk celery, chopped
1/2 each green pepper and red pepper, chopped
(or a yellow or orange pepper)
1 large carrot, peeled and coarsely shredded
Saute' about 7 minutes.

the farmer sausage or hamburger
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can black beans, drained or lentils
1 can baked beans
1 can corn
1 can tomato soup or tomato sauce
3-4 cups water

Stir well and add your spices. I added:
1 Tbsp. Chili powder
2 tsp. Basil
1 - 2 tsp. Montreal Steak Spice
1 tsp. Paprika
Cook until vegetables are cooked and flavours are blended - about 45 minutes, adding 1 small zucchini coarsely shredded about 10 minutes before it's done.
Garnish with cheddar cheese if desired.


  1. Well now Bev...that is certainly a keeper and a soup for this time of the year for sure! I love soup...garlic, beans, sausage....yum...all the ingredients!

  2. i love recipes where you just clean out the fridge or pantry, at my house we call it, hospitality soup, i love, love, love hearty soups like this and adding montreal steak spice is a great idea!

  3. It snowed last night in Calgary.

    That soup would be perfect for today!

  4. Goodness... Sakes... I will have to give this a try... We lovvvvvvve soup around this homestead.

    I truly enjoy your blog... every single recipe.

    Have a Wonderful, November Day, Pamela

  5. Love the name and the soup, Bev! It sure is soup season and I'll need to make this one soon as I have a number of 'whatchagots' in my fridge which need to be used up!

  6. Oh Betty...he hee. You do 'take the cake'!!!

  7. Looks and sounds delicious! I'll get back to this one soon!

  8. Now that's the way to make a soup! Take watchagot and toss it in the pot!

  9. I've tried a couple of your recipes and I love them all. This was my first recipe in part because it reminded me of something my mamma use to make it. (she is no longer with us). With the homemade french bread the together are delicious and I use it as a comfort food when I really get to missing my mamma. Thank you for your blog. I love it. CrochetMadMe (Goldie)

  10. It's a cold, rainy Sunday in Saskatchewan and this smells great! Except, I made a mistake and grabbed the wrong spice container and ended up putting cinnamon in instead of paprika - soup with a twist, but good!