My Mamaw Inie made the best vegetable soup in the world. I can still see her standing in the kitchen waiting for it to get done. Every so often she’d stir it and take a big whiff. It scented the whole house.
She’d say, “It’s done” and everyone would gather in the kitchen. She’d fill everyone’s bowl with her big silver dipper and cut a piece of homemade cornbread to go with it. Most of us went back for seconds and sometimes thirds. With every bite, you could taste the love she put into it.
She made her vegetable soup with corned beef, but you know me, I had to try it with ground deer burger and of course I loved it.
Venison Vegetable Soup, if fixed in a kettle, takes about an hour. If fixed in a crock-pot it takes about 6 hours.
If you use a kettle instead of a crock-pot, cook the potatoes, carrots, and celery for about 30 minutes on medium-high heat and then add all of the other ingredients and let it simmer for another 30 minutes or until all of the veggies are done.
You can serve Venison Vegetable Soup with a fresh pan of cornbread or saltine crackers, but whatever you do serve it with love like my Mamaw Inie.
The good, the bad and the delicious…
- Venison Vegetable Soup very low in saturated fat and has no cholesterol. It’s very low in sodium, high in dietary fiber and potassium. It’s very high in vitamin A, vitamin B6, and vitamin C.
- It’s also high in sugar.
Venison Vegetable Soup Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Grade: A
|Yields: 4 Quarts||Serving Size: 1 3/5 cup|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 1.3g||2%|
|Saturated Fat 0.0g||0%|
|Trans Fat 0.0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 44.1g||15%|
|Dietary Fiber 9.2g||37%|
|Vitamin A 114%|
|Vitamin C 113%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
To make this recipe more diet-friendly…
- You could omit the potatoes and the sugar would drop to 8.5.
- You could omit other veggies as well, but this is vegetable soup, so maybe you could eat a half of a serving instead, which would bring the sugars down to 5.1g.