Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Sensational Steak Soup

My husband and I have made meal plans each month for the last 14 months, and we only go grocery shopping once a month, but somehow, this month didn't really happen.  We didn't make a meal plan, and we didn't go grocery shopping.  As a result, our dinners have been a little haphazard.  At least I feel like they have been, and we have been slowly using up the items in the fridge and freezer, some of which have been there for a while.

Today's dinner was the result of some creative finagling with some leftover beef broth, potatoes and carrots.  This soup is savory, hearty, but not heavy.  The steak is tender and delicious and the vegetables are colorful and fresh.  This soup pairs well with a nice, crusty bread or roll and a crisp salad, to make it a whole meal.














Sensational Steak Soup

Ingredients:

1 Tbs butter 
1 Tbs oil 
3/4 pound Top Sirloin (cut into cubes) 
1/4 c. onion (chopped)
1 1/2 Tbs flour 
1/2 Tbs paprika 
1/2 tsp salt 
1/8 tsp pepper 
2 c. beef broth
1 c. water
1/2 tsp parsley
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp marjoram
3/4 c. potatoes (diced)
3/4 c. carrots (sliced)
3/4 c. corn
1/2 Tbs Worcestershire Sauce (optional) 

Directions:

Heat butter and oil in a medium skillet.  Add the onion and beef and cook until both are browned.  In a small bowl, combine the flour, paprika, salt and pepper.  Add to the beef and onion, and stir to coat evenly.

Place the meat and onion mixture in a large pot along with the beef broth, water, Worcestershire sauce (if desired), parsley, bay leaf and marjoram, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.  Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 20-25 minutes until the meat is tender.

Add the potatoes, carrots, and corn, and simmer uncovered for an additional 15-20 minutes until the vegetables are tender.

Enjoy!

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