Each Thursday during the Fall and Winter The Centsible Family will showcase a slow cooker (crock-pot) recipe that one of the Mavens of Money have tried and tasted. By sharing we hope you will be able to save a little time during the week as we all know saving time is just as valuable as saving money. And you will be able to enjoy a hot meal at the end of your day.
This week’s recipe is Seven Can “Pantry” Soup by Mackenzie at The Centsible Family that is perfect for using what you have in the pantry to serve a hot meal. Prep time should be about 15 minutes and will cook for 4-8 hours and yield about 8-10 servings.
- 1 can of green beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 can of corn, drained and rinsed
- 1 can of sweet peas, drained and rinsed
- 2 cans of beans, any, drained and rinsed
- 2 cans of broth or substitute with condensed soup
- 3-4 cans worth of water
- pepper, salt and seasoning – optional
Add all drained and rinsed products to crock pot. Add broth or soup and cans of water. Add seasoning and cook for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low.
By draining and rinsing the products you are reducing the amount of sodium in the soup and since this recipe is designed to be a “Pantry” soup it means that you can literally put anything in the soup. Canned potatoes, salsa, tomatoes, mixed vegetables, etc. I did not have broth available so I used the beef vegetable soup instead and added more water as needed. It’s important to remember the water as a lot will evaporate during the cooking process. You can also add meat or chicken to the recipe for more protein.
When looking for canned items to keep in your pantry remember to always check the clearance section of your store. For example, Market Basket keeps their dented and beaten up cans and boxes near the Deli section and they are always cut down in price. I got 2 cans of name brand beans, one can of carrots and a can of potatoes for $0.49 each. Not bad considering these are normally over $1 each.
Thanks The Centsible Family!