Friday, April 22, 2011

Noblegarden Chowder

Easter is almost upon us and so is Noblegarden in World of Warcraft! So I got to thinking about classic Easter dinners. Mmmm Spiral Cut Ham. Mashed potatoes and gravy. Warm, buttery rolls. Crisp green salads. Jello! Deviled eggs for sure. My only problem with having a classic Easter dinner is that it takes all day to cook. It makes me want to be lazy and not cook anything the whole day before and the whole day after. After is no problem because we have leftovers! But before Easter...well...that's when I whip out this recipe.

It's perfect for this time of year not just because you can throw it together and let it simmer but it's ingredients are also pretty festive for the occasion! The bread bowl is fun but totally optional. Even the kind of meat you use is optional. I just throw in whatever is cooked and handy. Usually ground turkey or beef. This is just the kind of meal I'm looking for before Easter and I'm sure the Noblegarden bunneh's would approve of it too.

Noblegarden Chowder

8 Servings | Prep Time: 10 min; Cook Time: 1 hr | Journeyman

  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 stalk Celery
  • 1/4 Onion
  • 1 can Cream of Celery
  • 20 oz Shredded/Matchstick Carrots
  • 4 cups Tomato Juice
  • 2 cup Beef Broth
  • 2 Tbl Flour
  • 8 pack of Kaiser Rolls (or other medium-large rolls with a tough crust)
  • 8 slices Provolone Cheese
Craft: Chop onion & celery. Brown beef with onion in a pot over medium heat. Add sugar, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Add celery & soup and stir until combined. Add carrots and simmer for 5 minutes. Whisk together broth and flour. Add broth mix and tomato juice to the pot. Stir then simmer over low heat for 1 hour, stir occasionally. Cut out the top and some of the center of the Kaiser rolls. Place a slice of provolone cheese inside each roll, pressing down firmly. When the soup is done, carefully spoon it into the rolls.

Strategies: You can cut the cooking time in half by microwaving the carrots for 10 minutes to soften them while you brown the ground beef. Just remember that your carrots won't quite be infused with all the flavors of the soup when cooked this way. This soup freezes well and is easy to double and triple if you're expecting company. If you don't want to scoop out individual bowls, just serve rolls on the side with cheese on top of the soup. You can also just use any leftover meat you have instead of the beef.

LFM: Salad and Apples or Pears.

  • Ground Beef | $2.00
  • Celery | $1.00
  • Onion | $0.50
  • Cream of Celery | $1.25
  • Shredded Carrots | $1.75
  • Tomato Juice | $1.25
  • Beef Broth | $1.25
  • Kaiser Rolls | $2.00
  • Provolone Cheese | $2.00
Total Cost: $13.00
Cost Per Serving: $2.17

Category: Hardcore, LFM

*This meal contains staple items such as spices that you may or may not have in your pantry so your cost may vary.

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