Soups & Homemade Stocks

One of the earliest comfort foods developed was soup, which spread as unlimited flavors & varieties across the globe. Allow me to share some of my easy & tasty soup recipes for your consideration. They use common ingredients and are bursting with flavor. Soup feeds a lot of people and can be frozen in batches for another meal.

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ChefBear Complete Meals - organic crock pot chicken stock
Serves
8

organic crock pot chicken stock

Save money and boost flavor by making your own chicken stock in a slow cooker. The organic chicken melds with the deep flavors of aromatic herbs and spices to create a stock better anything on the grocery shelf. Use your chicken stock as a base for soups, stews & sauces. It freezes well up to 6 months.

ChefBear Complete Meals - homemade beef stock
Serves
8

homemade beef stock

When your recipes call for beef stock, don’t reach for the canned version. My simple beef stock recipe is loaded with flavor and is perfect for soup, stews or any recipe that needs a meaty stock. Since you control the ingredients, homemade stock isn’t filled with salt like most commercial brands.

ChefBear Complete Meals - easy vegetable stock
Serves
8

easy vegetable stock

When you discover how quick & delicious homemade vegetable stock is, you will forget about the bland version in the grocery store. My tasty stock recipe is seasoned with fresh vegetables and savory herbs & spices. Use it for any of your recipes that requires stock.

ChefBear Complete Meals - bell pepper soup
Serves
4

bell pepper soup

This delightful soup recipe is a garden medley of bell peppers, garlic, onions, and savory herbs & spices. When it is pureed with mascarpone cheese and a splash of white wine, the result is an upscale dish with velvety texture and extraordinary taste.

ChefBear Complete Meals - creamy leek & mushroom soup
Serves
6

creamy leek & mushroom soup

This warm, comforting soup is a unique blend of three mushroom varieties, savory leeks, and a spice blend of garlic and sweet dill. The flavorful broth has a creamy base of milk, heavy whipping cream, and chicken stock. It is ready to serve to your family in less than an hour. 

ChefBear Complete Meals - greek egg-lemon chicken soup
Serves
6

greek egg-lemon chicken soup

Delight the palates of your family and guests with this refreshing soup appetizer from Greece. As you stew the chicken, veggies, and fragrant herbs, they create a delicate, flavorful broth. The orzo is cooked in the broth, along with a thickener of eggs and fresh lemon zest.

ChefBear Complete Meals - hungarian goulash soup
Serves
4

hungarian goulash soup

This hearty goulash soup is spiked with sweet Hungarian paprika and root vegetables. This hearty entrée is a complete meal when paired with butter noodles and a slice of crusty rye bread. This is a perfect dish for cold winter evenings, and is sure to please your family.

ChefBear Complete Meals - matzo ball soup
Serves
10

matzo ball soup

Of all the culinary treasures in traditional Jewish cuisine, matzo ball soup is the best-known dish. My easy & tasty version features plump dumplings made from Matzo crackers, meal, eggs, and seasoning. They float temptingly in a savory bowl of chicken stock. You can serve this beloved soup as an appetizer or for a satisfying supper.

ChefBear Complete Meals - thai catfish soup
Serves
4

thai catfish soup

Give your catfish fillets an international makeover with this delicious Thai-inspired catfish soup. The base is an easy recipe for dashi, a rich fish stock. When blended with aromatic herbs and coconut milk, it creates a heavenly broth for tender chunks of catfish. Enjoy this soup as an appetizer or for a light meal.

ChefBear Complete Meals - oktoberfest apple & cheese soup
Serves
8

oktoberfest apple & cheese soup

You don’t have to be German to enjoy the bounty of Oktoberfest classics, like my version of apple cheese soup. It features all the earthy flavors of autumn you love, like melted cheese, tart apples, savory bacon and a generous splash of beer. It is a perfect soup for fall evenings.

ChefBear Complete Meals - italian sausage soup
Serves
4

italian sausage soup

Here is a soup that is served as an appetizer in many Italian restaurants. It warms the palate with zesty Italian sausage, tender veggies, savory beans, and fragrant spices. This soup is ready to eat in just a few minutes. Like most soup recipes for a Sunday dinner, Italian sausage soups keep well and taste even better the next day.

ChefBear Complete Meals - chunky beef soup
Serves
10

chunky beef soup

Homemade soup brightens your palate and your spirits! Try my easy slow cooker recipe that features tender ground chuck and a harvest of fresh vegetables, herbs & spices. The longer the soup simmers, the tastier it is. Consider making a double batch and freeze some for later.