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Hunky Veggie Soup

Hunky Veggie Soup

It’s a vegetable bonanza! Everything from the garden and more make up this flavorful soup. The ketchup adds a little hint of tomato sweetness to the broth.

1 cup  carrots, cubed
½ cup celery, sliced
½ cup onion, cubed
2 cups kidney beans, cooked or canned
½ cup potatoes, cubed
¾ cup lima beans, frozen
½ head swiss chard
2 cups cabbage, shredded
1 ½ cup zucchini, cubed
1/3 cup corn
10 cups water
2 tablespoons Better than Bouillon vegetarian “no Beef” flavor or base of choice
2 tablespoons ketchup, Sir Kensington brand or ketchup of choice
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon granulated onion
½ teaspoon granulated garlic

  • Cook beans, potatoes and lima beans in water and vegetable base for 20 minutes.
  • Add carrots, onions and celery. Let simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Add cabbage, chard and zucchini and cook until greens are tender- about 15 minutes.
  • Add ketchup and seasonings.
  • Add corn and serve.

Serves: 6-8

Total cooking time: 1 hour and 20 minutes


Response to Readers Comments:

This sounds amazing; but I was really surprised to see ketchup on the list of ingredients. I try not to use highly processed foods if I can help it – especially in something that I am otherwise making from scratch. I add fresh diced tomatoes to everything from scrambles to daal. I bet they would bring a nice fresh flavour here as well. Plus adding that one cold ingredient tends to make the hot food a bit easier to eat quickly and I’m not that patient after cooking!

-Ketchup can be really sweet so we make our own or use the brand listed in the recipe which is a healthfood brand and lower in sugar. If you don’t want to use ketchup the suggestion made about substituting tomato was a good one.

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5:57PM PDT on May 5, 2013


8:59PM PDT on Apr 23, 2013

A fortifying meal on a cold, windy day.

8:41PM PST on Dec 14, 2012

This looks really good, but I would use a Tbs. of tomato paste instead of ketchup. Way more lycopene than ketchup and no sugar.

5:00PM PDT on Jul 16, 2012

Mm ! Comfort food !

12:42PM PDT on May 29, 2012

Mmmmm ... hunky!

7:53AM PDT on May 28, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

9:55AM PDT on May 26, 2012

thank you

11:05PM PDT on May 24, 2012

soup is very easy to make and yummy

8:41AM PDT on May 22, 2012

This sounds good. I will try it but skip the ketsup since it contains bugs to get it's red coloring.

5:37AM PDT on May 21, 2012

thanks for posting

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