It’s no surprise that this cattle rancher loves to make hamburger soup. Not only do her kids like it, but Ree is also a fan because it’s so versatile—she can add whatever vegetables she has on hand. (We have all kinds of recipes for people with an abundance of ground beef!)
As chili recipes go, Ree’s is as simple and straightforward as they come! Her satisfying recipe includes beef, beans, tomato sauce and a bit of masa harina, and our Firehouse Chili recipe is very similar.
Tortilla soup is a favorite for the Drummond family since they can each garnish their bowls with whatever they like. The busy mom includes cornmeal in her version to both thicken the soup and amp up the corn flavor.
In a surprising twist, Ree uses both chicken and beef broth in her French onion soup. She keeps it classic in every other way, however, topping the savory broth with a Gruyere-covered slice of toasted French bread.
Ree makes great use of roasted red peppers, one of her favorite pantry items, in this soup. Her version is thickened with a bit of potato and finished with a (large) splash of heavy cream. You can learn how to make your own roasted peppers at home, too.