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Mama Bear Soup (With Photos)



Everyone knows who Mama Bear was.

She made the soup that Baby Bear said was "Just right!" on that eventful day.

For years, I thought this was the soup that Mama Bear made. Actually it is my mother's vegetable beef soup. Named to ensure that her children would never lose interest in a hearty winter soup.

Mama Bear (Vegetable Beef) Soup

Need:

3 carrots, 2 large potatoes, 10 ounces frozen green peas, 14.5 ounce can cubed tomatoes, 14.5 ounce can Pride of Illinois Creamed White Corn, Tomato Sauce, Tomato Paste, Salt, Sugar, Vegetable Oil, and Beef.



Shread the carrots and dice (1/4 inch) the potatoes.



I used about 1/4 pound stewmeat, breaded and browned - leftover from another meal but you can use roast scraps or whatever. I don't like ground beef in this soup.



Add the beef, carrots, potatoes, 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil, 1 Tablespoon sugar and one Tablespoon salt to the soup pot.



I forgot the cubed tomatoes, tomato sauce and enough water to cover the vegetables.



Bring to a boil and cook the soup for 30-40 minutes uncovered, until the vegetables are done.



At that point reduce the heat to a low boil and add the creamed corn and tomato paste.



The soup will tend to stick to the bottom of the pot as it thickens with the addition of these two components and must be cooked slowly from this point on for another 15 to 20 minutes, with stirring every few minutes.



At this point, the soup is done.



And ready to bowl with a wedge of cornbread



I like my cornbread crumbled





and mixed in



so that it gets thick enough to almost eat with a fork.



But I use a spoon








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Martini
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Y'all drink some big glasses of vodka.





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MeridianDog
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big glasses of vodka


Since I learned you can store it in the freezer I would never put that much ice in a glass of Vodka.







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Darla Hood
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There you go, torturing me with that beautiful cornbread again. As much as I'm sure I'd love to eat it the way you do, I can't. I used to love to crumble saltines in my soup. That was Mom's solution when the soup was too hot and we were too impatient to wait for it to cool down.

Here's a rude question. How do you manage not to be fat with all that good cornbread? I saw your picture and you aren't.

You might have inspired me to make some vegetable beef soup later in the week. Our methods are completely different. You are more ordered and organized. I never make it the same way twice.






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I know this is off topic, but I can't wait to try your cornbread recipe. I love to cook, I do it often, but cornbread is just something I have zero experience with because my grandmother (mostly her, and her recipe is guarded by Fort Knox I think) and mom have always done that.





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MeridianDog
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We make throw it in soup. We make ground beef taco soup. We make chicken enchalada soup, we make chicken taco soup, we make spicy ground beef soup. We make Dolly Pardon (All vegetable) soup.

We don't eat Corn Bread with all of those.Often eat crackers or a few Corn chips.

Most days I eat a container of yogurt for breakfast and a couple of cups of coffee and then a cup of yogurt for lunch with a diet Dr Pepper.

Leaves calories for diner. Some nights I only eat a cup of yogurt for dinner. That would be a 600 calorie day (give or take).

edited to add:

I have a carbon fiber heart valve (mitral) and a pacemaker, so I'm actually pretty careful with what I eat.

I do like me some cornbread though.

Mama Bear soup is actually fairly calorie friendly as is the cornbread, if you don't eat the whole dang thing.





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can't wait to try your cornbread recipe


Do it right and use Martha White Self Rising Flour and Martha White (White) Corn Meal.

Fresh Buttermilk is best too. We use low fat buttermilk and it works fine. Shake the buttermilk well before pouring it out of the container.

Enjoy it hot from the oven. Best when it is hot with veggies.



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looks good man





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crimsonsaint
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Where's the beef???





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Darla Hood
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quote:

Mama Bear soup is actually fairly calorie friendly as is the cornbread, if you don't eat the whole dang thing.

There's the rub. Once I had one piece all I'd want is more.






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Aubie Spr96
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We do something similar here at our house. Only difference is I use homemade chicken broth as the soup base.





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Tommy Patel
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I like , I like tomatoes and peas and carrots ,I also would use more meat, I thought the bears were eating porridge?

can I substitute green beans for the corn?

that cornbread looks awesome.



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Fap-n-Nap
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That's what we call cowboy stew. I make it with ground venison. It's good stuff.


Hate to get technical, but wasn't mama bear making oatmeal and not soup? Porridge is creamed oats I believe.






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bookmarked





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MeridianDog
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Tommy and Fap

I was a dumb little kid. How would I know Porridge from Soup? Mom said Mama Bear was making soup and it was always too hot to eat when we got our dinner, so that was what I associated with




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MeridianDog
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can I substitute


Of course you can substitute.

It's your soup. The taste will be different, but that's what is nice about cooking. There are an infinate number of variations.

I don't recommend varying too much from the recipe when making bread, unless your name is James Beard or Alton Brown. My success stories when varying bread recipes are not always what I'd want to publically share.







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MeridianDog
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the beef?


It's down in there somewhere. The amount of beef I use varies, depending on the amount of beef I have. Sometimes we buy stew meat or a roast before we start making this soup and start with that and other times we make it because we have some beef leftovers to use.

Yesterday, I had about a quarter pound of breaded and browned stew meat so that is what went in the pot.

Truth is, I like this soup fine with no beef at all.


Does that make me a Vegan?

Jeepers, I hope not...






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oldcharlie8
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looks good. but, i'd like some pepper in mine. i didn't see where you added any red or black pepper to the mix. if my soup doesn't make my nose run after bite #5, i'll push it away.







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crimsonsaint
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It looks excellent as is I just love beef and would load it up.





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MeridianDog
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i didn't see where you added any red or black pepper


You are correct. This one has no pepper, or onion, or celery. That is the flavor I grew uop with for this soup and what I expect when I eat it.

We make a chicken enchalada soup that would knock your socks off.

If you dined with me and asked for hot sauce or pepper, I'd just get you a bottle or grinder and think nothing of it. I like more salt than the wife (MHNBPF). Because her taste are for less salt than mine, I make it the way I recorded and add salt to mine in the bowl. Honestly, I have friends who receive their plate in a restaurant and salt it before tasting the food. How they know before they taste is beyond me.

Anyhow, the pepper preference works fine for me. Hard to meet all taste expectations.









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