Growing up, one of my favorite soups was the Halloween Witches' Brew my mother would make. No matter how much we would beg her, it would appear once a year on our dinner table. Yep, you guessed it. On Halloween. No...my mother was not a witch. :smiles: She wouldn't even let us watch the t.v. show Bewitched because it was about a witch. Go figure.
Anyway, this will serve between 10 to 12 people. Hope you like it!
Halloween Witches' Brew
(Using lean meats is a new addition. Have to watch fats now!)
1/2 lb lean bacon
3 lbs lean ground beef
1 1/2 c chopped onions
2 cans (26 1/4 oz each) spaghetti in tomato sauce with cheese (Before you could buy it in cans my mother used whatever spaghetti was left over)
1 can (16 oz) tomatoes
2 cans (16 oz each) kidney beans
2 cans (4 oz each) mushrooms with liquid
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp celery salt
1 tblsp Worcestershire sauce
2 to 3 tblsp catsup (more if desired)
2 cans (10 1/2 oz each) beef broth
4 cups water (more if needed)
salt and pepper to taste
Brown the bacon in a large stockpot.
Drain off most of the fat.
Add beef and onions, cooking until the onions are limp.
Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes, or until the flavors blend.
Taste to correct seasoning.
This sounds really good!! I have to try it, mind you I will pass on the canned spaghetti and just use my own sauce with spaghetti noodles...