Veggie Beef Crockpot Soup ~ Recipe from Wind in the Wires by Janet Chester Bly

Veggie Beef Crockpot Soup

Reba Cahill’s Veggie Beef Crockpot Soup
Janet Chester Bly

Cowgirl Reba Mae Cahill of Wind in the Wires was so excited to learn about crockpots. She got her first one in 1989. Not one to like to fuss in the kitchen, she could start her soup or stew in the morning after chores and loved the feel of knowing it slow cooked all day. Off she went to fix fences and wrangle cows with her black horse, Johnny Poe. The veggie choices varied, but not the spices. She favored the mix of basil, dill and turmeric.

Basic Ingredients:

1-2 lb. ground beef
12 oz. mixed veggies--frozen, canned, or fresh
2 12 oz. cans tomatoes
2 medium potatoes, diced
1 Tbsp. basil or to taste
1 tsp. dill or to taste
1 pinch turmeric or to taste
Salt to taste
30 oz. beef broth
6 oz. ketchup
1 can condensed tomato soup
1 clove garlic minced
2 stalks celery, cut up
1 can corn
1 can green beans
add fresh or frozen (thawed) spinach last half hour

Crockpot or Stovetop Directions:

Add to large crockpot and cook on low for six hours or on high four hours. Or in large kettle on top stove and simmer several hours.

About The Book

Wind in the Wires by Janet Chester Bly
Wind in the Wires

A cowgirl's search for love and family. An old man's quest to seek justice. An eerie story of lies and betrayal. Will the truth be too hard for either to bear?

It's 1991. Reba Cahill loves ranching with Grandma Pearl in north central Idaho. But there's a lot of work and only two of them. Can she find a man worthy of her attentions and strong enough to help her run the ranch? She finds few prospects in the small town of Road's End.

But Reba is also missing something else: her mother. Deserted by her at three-years-old and never knowing her dad, she feels a sense of longing and loss. And bitterness.

When elderly, quirky Road's End citizen Maidie Fortress dies, Uncle Seth presents Reba Cahill with an expensive piece of jewelry that turns Reba's world upside down. she is thrust into a journey with Seth that exposes dark family secrets and two cold case murders.

The evidence leads her down unexpected paths and towards unsuspected admirers. Will the truth also ruin all hope for romance?

Connect With The Author

Janet Chester Bly
Credit: Ridinger’s of Lewiston, ID

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