Recipes From Down Under

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MMMMM Yummy… December 15, 2010

Filed under: Main Dish,Soup — Aussies Kitchen @ 4:22 PM
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I absolutely loveeeeeeeeeee this soup. It is so tasty and delicious. And it’s been perfect on these chilly days that we have been having here in good ole Texas. It’s great by itself or enjoy with a grilled cheese sandwich. I like to use Rosemary Sour dough Bread for my sandwich. It’s nice and crunchy.



Tomato Basil Soup:



  • 4 tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 4 cups tomato juice
  • 1 bunch of fresh basil leaves, about 14 leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Place tomatoes, juice and garlic in a large stock pot over medium heat. Simmer for 30 minutes. Place the soup and basil leaves in a food processor and puree. Return to the stock pot.

Stir in the cream and butter. Season with salt and pepper. Heat until all the butter is melted. Enjoy!


Adapted from allrecipes.


Taco Soup May 18, 2010

Filed under: Beef,Main Dish — Aussies Kitchen @ 2:30 PM
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Taco Soup:


  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 Onion, Chopped
  • 28oz Can Diced Tomatoes
  • 2- 15oz Cans Corn, undrained
  • 1- 15oz Cans Black Beans, undrained
  • 1- 15oz Cans Ranch Style Beans, undrainded
  • 1- 15oz Cans Kidney Beans, undrained
  • 1 small can chopped green chilies, undrained
  • 1 envelope dry Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix
  • 1 envelop Dry Taco Seasoning
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed


Brown ground beef with onion, and drain.

Combine all ingredients in Crock Pot and cook on low for 4-6 hours. Can also be cooked in Dutch Oven.

Serve over tortilla chips with grated cheddar cheese and sour cream