questionswhat is your favorite soup?

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Vegetable Beef Soup and Chili. Yes, I do that blasphemous thing of making my chili a soup and not a stew. It's very good, though.

Both great crockpot foods.

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Lobster bisque. And Chili (if that counts as soup).

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First place in my stomach is a three-way tie between french onion, ramen, and borscht. Close runners up include beef barley, thai curries, seafood bisques, green chili (I prefer reds as stews), chicken avgolemono, lentil, bacon potato, and random-stuff-in-the-fridge-and-cabinets-gets-thrown-into-a-pot-and-souped soups.

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@goldenthorn: Ooh...forgot about french onion! Only tried it once, as it takes forever cooking those onions down. But when I did, I used homemade beef broth.

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My brother is a chef and makes an unbelieveable French Onion that takes 1st place for me. A close runner up is this [url=http://allrecipes.com/recipe/pumpkin-black-bean-soup/]Black Bean Pumpkin Soup[/url] and we add crushed red pepper. Yum.

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@tctk1044: Thanks for the recipe link. We had a can of pumpkin in the pantry forever, and my wife wouldn't let me invent a pumpkin soup - she already said she wouldn't try it. Now that I have a recipe, we can finally do it.

This looks good, but I wonder about chopped bacon instead of or with the ham.

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Either home-made Potato soup or Taco soup (a recipe I found online). I could seriously eat an entire pot of either in a single sitting

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Another good, simple soup I forgot to mention. Just boil some Louisa's (St. Louis area brand) cheese tortellini in chicken broth (or homemade chicken or turkey stock). Optionally add leftover chicken or turkey meat.

Great with original Cheez-Its. Which is odd, because I ordinarily do not like Cheez-Its.

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Thick soups: chili, potato, and chowders. Most importantly: NOT CANNED.
Perhaps I'm just blessed with a wife that is an awesome cook, but I have zero urge for canned soup.

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Old Fashioned Chicken Noodle always hits the spot for me.

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Lentil or french onion.

If you are ever in Manhattan, try the French Onion soup at the Brasserie (if I remember the name properly). It's in the Seagram building, entrance on the n side (the s side contains The Four Seasons). Quite reasonably priced compared to other midtown places, and open 24 hours.

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Tom gai kai (Thai chicken coconut soup)

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@omnichad: We actually don't add ham, but bacon sounds like a great idea. We also add an extra can of pureed black beans to thicken it up a bit.

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I love soup of all kinds, so my favorite is whatever one I'm eating at the moment. Right now, there's some leftover homemade chicken noodle with caramelized onions, carrots and swiss chard in the fridge with my name on it!

@omnichad: Not a soup, but this is an excellent way to use a can of pumpkin - actually it's a good reason to buy a can. My changes: I use both a red and a green pepper, two cans of tomatoes, a can of both black and red kidney beans, and add more chili powder. I also cook a cup of brown rice ahead of time and stir that into the chili when it's done. A few dashes of chipotle Tobasco at the end never hurt, either. ;-)

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/turkey-pumpkin-chili

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corn chowder (with bacon in it, of course), french onion and tortilla soup are my faves. lobster bisque/tomato bisque and baked potato soup are not too far behind.

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Jewish chicken soup is famous, but where it's really at is Jewish mushroom barley soup. My mother makes a mushroom barley soup with flanken (meat) that is so thick and hearty, you could slather bricks with it and build yourself a sturdy house.

I may be biased, because it tastes like home, and my home is likely different from your home. But if you ever find yourself at my mother's table, order the soup. Tell 'er Curli76 sent you.

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I found a recipe for lasagna soup that I really enjoy cooking. Tastes just like the real deal, but in soup form. The stuff is addicting, and much easier to cook than a pan of lasagna. It's very much "comfort food."

http://www.melskitchencafe.com/2011/11/lasagna-soup.html

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Tomato Soup + a Grilled Cheese Sandwich = Yummy!

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Pretty much any sort of creamy mushroom soup.