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Some Soup for you!

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Seasonings not just for the Grill/BBQ…

IMG_3881With Winter fast approaching and the crock pot dusted off, it’s time for soups and chili! We have been making chili here, but wanted to show you our Beef Barley/Lentil Soup. This is one that will warm your heart and your stomach!

We get a lot of friends/customers who ask if they should use the Above the Coals Seasonings on other foods?

The answer is…YES.

We love our seasoning on everything from popcorn (this has been tried) to mixed into handmade burgers (Video located in the Video Tab here on the website), to an added “extra” in soups and chili’s.

What seasoning goes with what soup/chili?

We all have preferences, and mine are wide. I love a bit of the 2 Alarm in my chili because of the array of flavors and the fact that I get some of the green pepper taste on my pallet. Pictured here is our Carolina Heat Wave added to the Beef Barly/Lentil Soup, which kicked up the flavor and added some heat to this dish. The table grind black pepper used in the Carolina really gave this soup a nice peppery bite, but was also complimented by the other ingredients in the seasoning.

It was a great taste to start with, and with the added seasoning it really made it tasty.

I have tried the Signature Classic in this soup (in the last batch) and the flavors were different, but added that BBQ taste to the meat and potatoes that I wanted without the heat. It’s all personal preference and that is the nice part of having a little bit of Above the Coals Seasonings handy.

Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:

1 lb. lean ground beef

1 Med. onion chopped

2 Cups cubed red potatoes

1 Cup dry lentils (rinsed)

1/2 Cup medium pearl barley

8 Cups water

2 Tsp. Beef Bouillon Granules

1 Tsp Salt

1/2 Tsp. Lemon Pepper Seasoning

1 28 oz. can/crushed tomato

Cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink, then drain. Transfer to slow cooker then layer with potatoes, lentils and barley. Combine water, bouillon, salt, and lemon pepper and pour over vegetables. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours and then add tomatoes at the 6 hour mark and stir. Cook 2 additional hours and ENJOY!! Add some Above the Coals seasoning to taste and let us know what you think!

As an added note:

The habanero seasoning that has been talked about a lot lately will be available VERY soon. Please check our Facebook Page for release dates and how you can get your hands on some!

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