Saruwatari Ayumi (junglemonkee) wrote,
Saruwatari Ayumi

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It's Getting Cold

This is a soup that the Pirate and I created together out of the things we love best. It's different every time I make it because I always have different stuff coming out of the garden, but below is the basic recipe that never changes.

Co-Prosperity Sphere Sweet Potato and Hominy Soup
(The Taste of Prosperity!)

1 large sweet potato, cut into 3/4" cubes
1 large onion, cubed
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 T. olive oil
2 large cans whole peeled tomatoes
1 can white hominy
1 can green enchilada sauce
2 cans chopped green chiles (NOT jalapenos)
1 can red kidney beans
1 can sweet corn
1 T. oregano

Open all the cans and have them ready. In a large stock pot (and I mean large - at least 4 gallons), lightly saute the onion and garlic for about a minute. They onions do not have to be translucent. Dump everything else into the pot (pour the juice in with the veggies) and cook over medium heat until the sweet potatoes are soft. Add more water if it's not soupy enough. Cook longer if it's too soupy. Makes a shitload.

Fresh ingredients (tomatoes, corn, beans, oregano, homemade sauce) can be substituted for any of the canned ingredients. Other lovely additions: chickpeas or black beans, zucchini, ground meat, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, carrots, white potatoes, TVP, cilantro, cumin, persimmons, winter squash. The proportions are inexact and can be played with at will.

Serve with hot, fresh corn bread and be very happy.

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