Friday, October 31, 2014

7-Can Soup Reprise

Missy here. Happy Halloween! 

First, I thought I'd share a fun photo of my daughter and friends from last night as they were going around the neighborhood to Trick-or-Treat for donations for a local animal rescue organization. I don't know if you can see it, but the two in the box have whiskers and tails. :)

And now for the food…

I'm going to ignore all the yummy candy that might be around your house right now and go for something toasty and wholesome. I thought I'd re-share a recipe with you now that the weather is cooling off. It's getting to be soup time again, even in Georgia! So here's one of my favorites. And it's so easy!

It's fantastic for leftovers--just gets better the next day on reheating.

This is one of the recipes where you just dump everything in. I think I might call it Dump Soup! (But my kids would have too much fun with that one.)

7-Can Soup

1 pound browned ground beef (Or veggie/soy crumbles)
Add one can of each:
  Chili with beans
  Chili without beans
  Tomato soup
  Vegetable soup
  Veg-All drained
  Corn (I used yellow)
  Ro-tel diced tomatoes and green chilies (I used mild)

Put in crock pot - low for a few hours until hot. And actually, I made this while in a hurry and just heated on the stovetop.

I took photos of my making this, and they are gone! I have no idea what happened. I must've accidentally deleted them before my photo stream backed up to iCloud.

Okay, now the making of the soup/chili.

Brown your beef or use Veggie crumbles.
Dump in all the other cans of ingredients. THAT'S IT! Anyone can do this.

I used Hormel Chili (including the veggie photo for our vegetarians).

And for those not familiar with veg-all, here's what the can looks like…

Once it's heated, serve just like chili. I think I decided I like this even better than chili. It's richer with all the veggies.


  1. I think Ivan made this for us in Nebraska at our last retreat.... Oh my stars it's so good and filling and DELICIOUS!!!!!! Missy, I'm buying cans this week. I try to remember to keep canned chili (no beans) on hand for that amazing meatball dish with chili and cranberry, but I'd forgotten to replace them. You just reminded me! Adding it to the list. Dave would love, love, love this!

  2. I love the girls idea!!!! STINKIN' SUPER CUTE!!!!!!! That made me grin ear-to-ear! Missy, I have five kittens.

    I'll send you one. Or two.

  3. Adorable costumes!!!

    1. They were cute. And it only took them about five minutes to get ready.

  4. Ruthy, I need to make my list and stock up, too! I'm all out of the chili, which makes the dish.

    Wasn't that a cute idea with the box?! And so easy--well, except for watching them walk up the street, trying not to trip each other. LOL

  5. Mmmm....looks like an easy, hearty meal. Like the idea of having the cans on hand so that I can grab them on day when I don't feel up to making something more elaborate. Never heard of veg-all though. Might me just available across the border. Sigh. It's getting really chilly up here. Some of our trick or treaters are bundled up in snowsuits! Love the girls' costumes -- simple but effective. I'll take a Ruthy kitty please.

    1. Sending kitty your way tomorrow! :) Although Customs takes forever!!!