Sunday, January 20, 2008

Steak Soup

If you try no other recipe from my blog, you MUST try this one! We love this soup in our house. It is hearty and delicious--a real crowd pleaser!
1 pound ROUND STEAK trimmed of fat
1/2 pound extra lean ground beef (or ground turkey)
1 C chopped celery
1 C onion (finely chopped)
1 C tomato (diced)
3 tsp. season salt
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
6 C water
4 beef boullion cubes
1-2 tsp kitchen bouquet
flour/water mix (make a rue)

***if you are wondering about the carrots in my picture, it is because I always add them. They are not part of the original recipe, but we love them--just add with everything else and simmer.

In a large pot, brown your meat and the saute onion and celery in the drippings (I just leave all the meat in as well) Add seasonings, boullion, tomatoes and water. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours (you can also do this as a crockpot soup if desired). Make a rue to thicken the soup and cook for a few more minutes. Then remove from heat and add 1-2 tsp kitchen bouquet. Enjoy!!!

Serving size: 1 CUP
Servings: approx. 7

4 points+

In case you don't know what kitchen bouquet is, you can find it in the marinade aisle. If you haven't used it before, you will love it! This is a staple in our house--we love it for gravies and marinades, and beef-based soups/stews. Here is a pic in case you need some guidance.


Mindy said...

I didn't know about Kitchen Bouquet! I will definitely be looking for that next time I go grocery shopping.

Kathy said...

Okay, this is what I'm making tonight. I remember your mom making it, and it is so yummy! (and I have all the ingredients!) :)

Cassie & Mark Black said...

I made this for dinner tonight and it is VERY delicious! I added carrots like you and I also added potatos. I replaced the onion with onion powder, and instead of flour and water I used a mixture of cornstarch and cold water to thicken the soup. I highly recommend it! Thank for the recipe.

Sarah said...

Can you make this without the kitchen bouquet....maybe substitute something else for it?