Friday, September 22, 2006

No Fuss Beefy Soup

As usual, when we travel by air, one of us gets a cold. This time Craig was the lucky one. I decided to make a big pot of soup to try and help his throat. Craig isn't the biggest fan of soup, so I made one which was mostly broth with just a few ingredients and lots of black pepper.


Sipala's No Fuss Beefy Soup
From the Kitchen of Craig & Jennifer Sipala


1lb beef, diced
2 carrots, cut into half moons
2 ribs celery, diced
1 large onion, diced
1 russet potato, diced
1 28oz can whole tomatoes
4 cups beef stock
2 cups water
1 bay leaf
Salt & lots of black pepper
Optional: barley, pasta, cannellini beans, chickpeas


- Dice beef, potato, carrots, celery, and onion.

- Over medium heat, sauté carrots, celery, and onion in olive oil until softened. Remove and set aside.

- Brown beef cubes and then re-add carrots, celery, and onion. Add beef stock and water and bring to a boil.

- Add potato cubes, bay leaf, and season with salt and pepper.

- Reduce heat to low - cover - simmer 1 hour

- Add additional ingredients and heat through before serving.

1 comment:

mom said...

I guess we should make a pot of this soup since we were on a plane you think it can ward of colds too??