Wednesday, April 8, 2009

A Recipe from Lenny Taylor, Keeper of the Golden Ladle

While I was looking for a sock monkey pattern, I happened on this wonderful soup recipe. I have received permission to share it with you, it is called Willy Strange's Good Soup and this is Mr. Taylor's introduction to the recipe.

"Several years ago, our church congregation did a community service project and cleaned up an overgrown cemetary in Rockwall, Texas. The caretaker, an elderly woman, couldn't afford to pay for our services but gave us something much better. This recipe came from her. It was an instant hit with everyone who took a copy, and has continued to be a family favorite which we share with our special friends. I've decided that it's just too good to keep under wraps. So sometime when you need to make a main-dish in just 10-15 minutes, give this a try. You Won't be disappointed."


* 2 cans Campbell's Minestrone soup
* 1 can Ranch Style beans *
* 1 can Rotel diced tomatoes (Mild or hot - you choose) *
* 2 cans water
* ¼ cup catsup
* 1 lb. hamburger
* 1 small diced onion
* * Rotel and Ranch Style are brand name products of ConAgra Foods. Their web site has a search feature to help you find a retailer near you that carries these two products. It's worth your time to find them.


Sauté the diced onion in a dutch oven. Add the hamburger and brown. Drain off the excess fat. Add the remaining ingredients, heat and serve.


Small House said...

This recipe sounds delicous, and would be perfect for dinner tonight. It's cold here!
Thanks for sharing!


Small House said...


peggy said...

It's okay, I misspelled recipe (I guess, I was never sure about how) It took me some time to find the Rotel tomatoes and the Ranch style beans, My Target store had the tomatoes and I found the beans at Krogers, but I will keep them on hand from now on. Thanks for visiting.

Lenny Taylor said...

I continue to get two or three emails a month from people who've tried this wonderful recipe. I'm sure Ms. Strange would be proud to know how many people have come to love this simple dinner. We always keep enough of the canned goods on hand to make it up in case of a last minute need to feed a group. After 15 years, it's still a family favorite!