Monday, August 22, 2011

"Super Suppers" Steak Soup

Happy Monday to you!
I am thrilled to have gotten the Recipe Archive page up for you. I hope that you use and enjoy it! I will, of course, be adding every new recipe to it as I post them. :)

Speaking of new recipes...I have one! :) Yay!
This is another recipe courtesy of Super Suppers Cookbook.
For your reviewing pleasure, I bring you....Steak Soup. Oh...and by the way...this one's a One Pot!!!! Yeah!!! :)

"Makes 6-8 servings"
2 slices bacon, slivered (We love bacon so I used 4 slices precooked bacon, then crumbled)
1 lb round steak, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
2 cups finely chopped onion (I used "many" shakes of dried minced, as per usual)
1 lb fresh white mushrooms, thickly sliced
1 tsp minced fresh garlic
4 cups water
2 15oz cans beef broth
1 tsp Kitchen Bouquet (this is a brand name "browning sauce containing a vegetable base and caramel coloring. It adds a small amount of flavor but is used mostly to give rich color." I omitted this as it was just for color)
1 tsp salt (or to taste)
1/2 tsp black pepper
(I added egg noodles to ours to "fill". Both it, and us!)

In a 4-6 quart Dutch oven or soup pot cook bacon over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon; set aside. (I used pre-cooked bacon so in place of this step, I nuked 4 strips and used a tablespoon or so of olive oil in the pan) Add steak pieces to drippings in pot; brown on all sides. Add onion, mushrooms, and garlic; cook and stir 3 minutes more. Stir in reserved bacon, water, beef broth, and Kitchen Bouquet. Turn heat to low. Cover and simmer gently about 1 1/2 hours or until steak is very tender. Stir in salt and pepper.

This one is a keeper. :) I personally loved it, even though it was a tad bland. That's totally fixable. (As a matter of fact, I'm having the last of the leftovers as I type!)
Everyone else enjoyed this one as well. Justice even ate a few of the noodles!!! (She normally won't eat any pasta that's not macaroni. Even though we tell her it's noodles, she doesn't believe us. LOL!)
I served this with delicious heaping salads and it was wonderful.

This one would be great in the winter as soup is so wonderfully suited to cold weather (in my humble opinion that is) but it was great for us for the middle of August too. :)

I hope you try it and enjoy.


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