Monday, November 17, 2008

Poverty Soup (week of November 9 - 15)

Rich Poverty Soup

Made from often overlooked trimmings - and other vegetables - the fresher, the better. The beet greens and carrots are both sweet and the Kluski noodles have heft and a soft texture -- all of which makes this soup especially satisfying. The ambitious could substitute homemade noodles, of course.

Heat:
  • 1 - 2 Tablespoons of olive oil

Saute until soft:
  • one medium onion, chopped
  • 2 - 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 - 3 medium carrots, chopped

Stir in:
  • 1 lb. beet greens, chopped thin

Once greens are wilted, transfer to large stockpot with:
  • 2 - 3 cups beef broth
  • water to taste
  • 16 oz. package of Kluski noodles
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cook until noodles are soft (timed according to instructions on package). This soup is even better warmed up the next day for a quick Saturday lunch.

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