I referred to this as dump soup, was told that sounded weird. I was told to call it kitchen sink soup, but I hate that name. I settled on chaos soup.
My inspiration was this article about eating well on a food stamp budget. They said:
“Throw out nothing,” she says. “If you want a special ingredient, figure out what else to do with it.”
This is where Last turned to a kitchen sink stew, building around extra chicken legs and adding anything that was leftover from the week. “You can use almost any vegetable in it.”
Over the course of cooking for the last few weeks, I’ve managed to accumulate small portions of quite a few veggies so I wanted to use this all in a soup.
I purchased a package of grape tomatoes and a package of mushrooms and everything else was straight from the fridge or freezer
- green peppers
- blackeyed peas
- black beans
- red peppers
I added some chicken broth to this mixture and put in the crockpot on low for about 8 hours with some paprika, salt and pepper. It was great and I managed to empty out a lot of veggies that I didn’t have enough left for anything substantial. I ate 3 meals off of this and I essentially used odds and ends from my kitchen and about 5 dollars worth of stuff from the store.