I was walking past a butcher’s window the other day, when a pile of “Beef Soup Bones” caught my eye.
I stood there with my mouth watering, dreaming about a hot, thick beefy soup, salty and creamy with soft vegetables and the smell of stewed herbs. Mmmmm.
I know this sounds silly, but, I searched the web for a simple beef soup recipe that was similar to the imaginary soup in my head. And I couldn’t find one! So I made this one up, and it worked! It was absolutely divine!
Simple Beef and Vegetable Soup
1kg of beef soup bones
1 large brown onion, chopped
I stalk of celery, chopped
1 small turnip, chopped
1 medium potato, chopped
2 bay leaves
½ teaspoon of peppercorns
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soy sauce
Salt to taste
1) Throw everything into a large pot.
2) Cover the pot contents with boiling water. Boil on high heat for 5 minutes, then simmer on low heat for 3 – 3.5 hours. Taste, add more seasoning, or top up with more hot water, if required.
3) I like to remove the meat from the bone. Serve hot with crusty bread!