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The Real Property Management “Souper Bowl”

With your rental properties taken care of by Real Property Management, you have some free time to do some cooking. In honor of the colder weather (for many of you) and the Big Game coming up, we’ve put together some of the best warm, delicious soup recipes, straight from our franchise owners. Warm up with these fun recipes.


Cajun Soup

From Real Property Management Acadiana – Lafayette, LA

Recipe By: Shelton Leger

Total time: 2 hours

Ingredients

  • 3 lb. lean beef stew meat, no visible fat
  • 1 lb. pkg. frozen mixed vegetables
  • 3 lb. red potatoes
  • 3 lg. cans vegetable juice
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder (optional)
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • Red pepper to taste
  • 1 can whole tomatoes (optional)
  • 1 lg. pkg. frozen corn

Directions

  1. Melt butter and brown meat. Season with red pepper.
  2. Slowly add vegetable juice and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  3. Dice the potatoes in various sizes (the smaller pieces will thicken the soup) and add to meat.
  4. Once the soup begins to boil, add remaining vegetables and water if needed. If using whole tomatoes, add them now.
  5. Cover pot and cook over medium heat for approximately 1 1/2 hours or until meat is tender.

Barley, Lentil and Mushroom Soup

From Real Property Management Edge – Chicago, IL

Recipe By: Shaun Norton

Prep time: 20 Minutes

Cook time: 1 Hour 10 Minutes

Total Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

This is a hearty soup made with whole grains and mushrooms simmered in a beef broth. It goes great with a crusty bread and salad.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 3/4 cup pearl barley
  • 3/4 cup dry brown lentils
  • 1/3 cup dried porcini mushrooms, rinsed
  • 2 quarts low-sodium beef broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 cups sliced button mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry (optional)

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion; cook and stir until onions are limp, but not brown, about 5 minutes. Mix in the celery and carrot; cook for another 5 minutes. Stir in the barley and lentils so they are coated with oil, continue to cook and stir until lightly toasted.
  2. Pour in the beef broth and season with thyme, parsley, pepper and the bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Add the porcini mushrooms, cover and simmer for 25 minutes over low heat. Add the button mushroom, cover and continue cooking for another 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Mix in sherry during the last 5 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed before serving.

Italian Sausage & Squash Soup

From Real Property Management Campanas – San Antonio, TX

Recipe By: Rudy Huylebroeck and Regine Roelandt

Makes 8 cups

Total time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. bulk Italian sausage
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups diced onion
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded, cut into 1-inch chunks (about 1 1/2 lb.)
  • 1/2 tsp Red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. ground dried sage
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 cups packed baby spinach
  • 3 Tbsp brandy
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Brown sausage in 1 tbsp oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until cooked through. Drain on a paper-towel-lined plate; set aside.
  2. Sweat onion and garlic in 1 Tbsp oil in a large pot over medium heat until soft, 5 minutes.
  3. Increase heat to medium-high, add squash and pepper flakes, and sauté 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in broth and water, bring to a boil, and simmer until squash is very soft, about 10 minutes.
  5. Puree soup with a handheld blender (or in batches in a standard blender), then add bell pepper, cream, sage, and sugar; simmer until bell pepper is tender, about 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in spinach, brandy, and sausage, and simmer until spinach wilts and sausage is heated through, about 2 minutes; season with salt and black pepper.

Easy Corn & Crab Chowder

From Real Property Management Acadiana – Lafayette, LA

Recipe By: Shelton Leger

Prep time: 15 Minutes

Cook time: 30 Minutes

Total Time: 45 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 stick margarine
  • 1 ¼ cups whole milk or 1 carton Half & Half Cream
  • To reduce calories, substitute with skim milk
  • 1 lb. picked crabmeat
  • 1 can cream style corn
  • 2 cans whole corn
  • 2 cans potato soup
  • Parsley, for garnish

Directions

  1. Sauté bell pepper and onion in margarine.
  2. Add corn, potato soup, milk (or cream), and crabmeat. Cook chowder for 20 minutes or until it reaches the desired consistency.
  3. Add parsley and season to taste. To reduce calories, you may use skim milk and reduce the amount of margarine you use to sauté ingredients.