Juan’s Carne en su Jugo

Alison Kent won an ARC of the Lost Recipe for Happiness, and she made one of the dishes, a soup that is one of my absolute favorites in all the world.   I go to a restaurant on the westside of Colorado Springs just to eat this particular soup.  It took me ages to get the recipe right (since, for some reason, they don’t just give it away to anyone who asks!), but the version in the book is a winner.   Check out the photos Alison posted. There is also a review of the book here.

The soup is made with beef, bacon, cabbage, peppers and lime or lemon juice, among other things.   Delicious for a winter day.

I will have some food-related contests going on very soon, but at the moment, it seems you cannot post responses to my site at barbaraoneal.com and that kills the whole point, doesn’t it?

4 more days.

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8 thoughts on “Juan’s Carne en su Jugo

  1. Yvonne Erwin

    I’m not sure where to comment, I just picked this one because it was the most recent.

    Okay, I’ve got to get this book. I’ve read the first chapter and I’ve got to know, what happens?? What is it that drives Elena! What is it about her lover that connects her to her old and her new life? HOW DOES IT ALL TURN OUT??? That is the real deal.

    Barb, I think I know, and maybe I’m being silly but I think I can understand The Drive. Because it exists in me. The drive to Tell That Story. The drive to Dump the Words Out. Okay, so they are not perfect, but it’s my soul, it’s my art, it’s my very Being. I cannot breathe without it. In fact, without it, I would die.

    Barb,you’ve delivered a hefty punch. I love you for it because it stretches me. I’ve got to think about this now. And I will come back because I elieve in the words and the magic.

  2. Melina

    Ok, not to be too nosey, but I live on the west side and I’d love to know what restaurant serves this soup?

  3. Barb

    I live in the Springs and I’d like to know too.

  4. Scarlet

    Mine shipped!!! I just got the notification from Amazon and my Lost Recipe is in the mail! I am DANCING with excitement!!! Yay! Yippee! Must go happy dance around the house now…!

  5. Oh, you guys, that’s not nosy! It is Amanda’s Fonda. It’s seriously, seriously delicious. (In all fairness, I had it over the summer and was not pleased, but they said it was a new cook and…well, you know. If you try it, please come back and tell me. And if you know the secret to the Planet Burgers at Adam’s Mtn Cafe, I want to know that, too!)

  6. Eek! Scarlet that’s the first one to cross my radar. If you were here I would give you a big hug. Instead: xoxoxox

  7. Barb

    Barbara – Thanks for the info on the restaurants. I’ll have to try the soup next time we go.

  8. Melina

    OOoohhh-k! I eat there all the time and I’ve never seen this come out of the kitchen. I’ll be sure to ask for it next time I’m in there. Thanks! I eat at Adam’s Mt. alot too, so I’ll try the Planet Burgers next time I’m in.

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