A good and hearty soup is the basis of a nutritious meal for millions of people around the world. We in America are blessed with an abundance of foods. No matter how modest your means, a healthy and tasty meal can be put together in no time, inexpensively and with little effort on your part. The crock pot can provide the answer for “What’s for dinner?”. A crock pot soup is one of the simplest, most nutritious, effortless solutions, earning you a good cook’s reputation along with family applause and appreciation. Add some biscuits or garlic bread, and you’ve got a meal that passes the nutritionist’s critical eye.

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If you’re unfamiliar with crock pot soup recipes, you need to take a look at some cook books. A crock pot soup is easy and fast to prepare, cooks itself while you’re out doing errands, shopping, or at work. Fifteen minutes in the morning and another ten minutes when you arrive home in the evening is all it takes.

One of the many virtues of a crock pot is its ability to cook tough cuts of meat to tender perfection over many hours of slow cooking. Oddly, although your meat may require many hours of cooking to achieve a tender result, vegetables which cook in minutes in the microwave, need hours in your crock pot soup recipes to render a still somewhat crunchy accompaniment. It doesn’t make sense, but that’s how it works.

A crock pot soup needs just broth, pasta or grains (such as rice),your veggies, meat, seasonings and some long, slow cooking to make a hearty and delicious dish.

For a thicker, creamed sauce for your crock pot soup, let your base crock pot soup cook all day. When you’re ready to finish your soup for serving, make a simple roux of flour and butter in a saucepan. How? Melt a few tablespoons of butter in a pan over low heat, whisking in an equal amount of flour.

Continue, constantly whisking until the mixture thickens, almost to the consistency of a paste. From the crock pot soup mixture, ladle a couple of cups of broth into a cup, gradually adding the broth to the roux, stirring all the while. When the roux and broth mixture thickens, to the consistency of a thick gravy, remove from the heat. Add enough broth to make a soupy consistency.

Return the roux to the crock pot in a gradual manner, whisking all the time. Your crock pot soup will thicken to a delicious texture, producing a hearty dish, filling and nutritious. Don’t add salt until the dish is finished, when you can fine hone the final taste of your crock pot soup.

When making a crock pot soup, toss in your favorite grains, meats and veggies. An appropriate sauce can make this dish a hit. Seasoning can add a definite snap to your crock pot soup creation. Give this impromptu recipe a try. You may well find yourself on the cutting edge of casual cuisine.