This is a recipe that I found in “C is for Cooking: Recipes from the Street”. It’s a Sesame Street themed cookbook but let me tell you, the recipes are amazing! They had a recipe for homemade mac and cheese, fish sticks, chili, and plenty of soups, sides and lunch ideas as well. One recipe that my family took a liking to (even my picky 3-year-old) was the peanut butter soup. The soup was hearty, filling, and inexpensive. And it made a ton of food!
We did replace some of the ingredients, such as chicken broth, to make it more vegetarian friendly and we put in brown rice instead of white and no chicken.
Here’s our version of it:
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 can diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 red pepper, diced
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup cooked brown rice
- 1 tsp chili powder (or more, depending on taste)
- Heat the oil over medium heat in a large pot on stove top
- Dice onion and pepper and add to heated oil
- Saute onion and pepper in oil, until softened
- Add canned tomatoes
- Add in peanut butter, vegetable broth and water
- Blend all ingredients and let simmer for about 15 minutes
- Add in cooked rice and chili powder
- Let simmer for another 15 minutes; soup will be fairly thick when finished
If you want a thicker soup, do not add in the cup of water. I’ve found that without it, the soup is too thick and does not have the right “soup” consistency.
This version of the recipe makes approximately 8 servings.