This soup was a staple in our house. The sisters always had tons of friends over every weekend. Poor Mama, “literary poor” would cook up Army pots of this superb soup to feed us heathens.
All of our friends loved Big Bo’s Vegetable Soup and her homemade pimento cheese sandwiches.
Big Bo’s Vegetable Soup
1 pound ground beef
1 large onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
1 14 ounce can beef broth
1 14 ounce can water
1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
1 16 ounce bag frozen vegetable soup mix
1 14 ounce can corn
1 14 ounce can cut green beans
Salt and pepper to taste
This is how you make Big Bo’s soup-
Not much to making this soup. Get you a large soup pot out and brown your ground beef and onions over medium to medium high heat. Drain off the excess grease. Now in the south people like them some greasy soup, so a lot of people leave the grease. That’s your call; believe it or not we drain our grease off of the meat. Next add garlic, Worcestershire sauce, broth, water and tomatoes. Turn your heat down and let those ingredients simmer and get to know one another. Next the vegetable soup mix and the rest of the vegetables. Season with salt and pepper and taste the broth and see if it needs anything. Simmer for an additional 30 minutes to an hour.
You know how sometimes a smell, taste or something you see will take you back to a part of your life? Sometimes it is a happy place and sometimes it is not. Well this recipe always takes us back to a very happy place, our childhood. Growing up we always had pimento cheese in the fridge. Being who we are, 2 girls that love them some groceries, we found all different ways to eat pimento cheese. Of course we used it as a dip, that is a given. We would use chips, crackers celery or anything around the house that resembled a chip. We would eat it a spoonful at a time out of the fridge. We also liked to slap it on some lite bread, add some tomatoes and bacon and grill that baby up. We would spread it on French bread and stick it under the broiler for a few minutes and melt the cheese. Our favorite way would have to be to make a bend back and eat it dipped in our mother’s homemade vegetable soup. We hope you get as much pleasure out of this recipe as we do.
Mom’s Pimiento Cheese
What you will need-
4 cups sharp cheddar cheese at room temperature, finely grated
3 cups monetary jack cheese at room temperature, finely grated
4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
¼ cup onion, grated
2 4 ounce jars pimiento, with juice
1 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon white pepper
How to make pimento cheese-
This is an easy one, folks. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl and serve it anyway you would like.