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On days when the weather is nasty and cold I like to make some kind of hardy stew/soup to warm us up from the inside out. We enjoy a stew rather than a soup, which just means less broth. I don’t really measure when I cook and I make things up as I go; putting together what I have on hand, tasting and adjusting.  

Tonight I was going for a hamburger soup. I think it turned out more like a loaded baked potato soup, but it was yummy regardless. I will attempt to write a recipe.

Bacon cheeseburger Soup

- 4-6 oz bacon
- Large onion
- 2-4 cups cut up vegetables ( whatever needs using. I used some broccoli stems and celery, I also threw in some frozen greens from the garden.)
- 6-8 small potatoes
- Some sautéed and frozen Hen of the Woods mushrooms we foraged this fall ( totally optional)
- Clove of garlic
- 4-7 cups bone broth
- Pint of canned ground venison
- 3/4 cup hulled buckwheat groats
- Italian seasoning (thyme, basil, oregano)
- Salt and pepper
- Cup of cubed/shredded cheddar
- Cup of leftover chickpea liquid (totally optional, just using things up)
- 1 1/2 cups frozen corn

I started with making bone broth in the morning in the instant pot. I strained it and rinsed the instant pot out.

Sauté the bacon till cooked and remove from pot leaving fat drippings in pot. Add onion and sauté for 2 minutes, add any raw vegetables and potatoes, seasoning with salt and pepper and sauté for 5-7 minutes. Add thawed mushrooms and garlic and sauté until fragrant.

** my plan was to add about 1/2 cup flour right here and stir and cook the flour for a minute then add broth, thus making a rue to make a thick creamy consistency to the soup(a little trick I use to make things creamy without fatty dairy added), but because I was pressed for time and wanted to pressure cook the soup instead of just boil it, I skipped this step, deciding to add some buckwheat instead and the resulting soup wasn’t as creamy as I was going for. **

Add 2 cups broth and keep stirring to get any browned bits off the bottom of pot( important so instant pot doesn’t give a burn error) Then add any frozen vegetables, the ground venison, and the buckwheat with 3-5 more cups broth. Add Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to taste.

Close instant pot and pressure cook for 3 minutes. Do a ten minute cool down, then release pressure. Give soup a stir, then add cut up cheese and bacon. This is when I add frozen corn (or peas) to an instant pot meal because the food is so very hot and it helps cool it off a little. I also added the chickpea liquid.

Stir all together, add broth if too thick, taste and adjust seasoning. Enjoy!
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Assembled ingredients
Assembled ingredients
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Cutting vegetables and sautéing onion
Cutting vegetables and sautéing onion
 
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Sorry, I hit submit instead of add another file. Here’s more pictures to go with the above submission. Thanks
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Ready to pressure cook
Ready to pressure cook
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Cut bacon and cheese
Cut bacon and cheese
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All done and served up. Let’s eat!
All done and served up. Let’s eat!
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I used sweet potato, carrot, onion, dried basil and parsley, my own fresh garlic, barley, lentils, salt and pepper. This is my first badge bit, so I am nervous to get it right.
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Ingredients, the green piles are my basil and parsley dried from summer garden.
Ingredients, the green piles are my basil and parsley dried from summer garden.
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Almost forgot the garlic
Almost forgot the garlic
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chopping in progress
chopping in progress
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In the pot
In the pot
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Simmer time. It's not done yet. The final photo will be ready in about an hour.
Simmer time. It's not done yet. The final photo will be ready in about an hour.
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Dinner's ready. The cornbread will be out in a minute.
Dinner's ready. The cornbread will be out in a minute.
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