This is delicious. I used veggie bacon with a bit of canola oil to supply the needed fat and from there just followed the recipe. I got a wonderfully tender round steak that was very well seasoned. The carrots and celery didn't cook to mush and the tomato's didn't end up being too much at all.DH complained that it didn't have potatoe's but I certainly didn't miss them with the rice. It was dinner in one pot and that was much appreciated. I'll definitely be using this recipe this winter, it's the perfect thing to make on a snowy day.
This was an extremely thick soup that served more than 6. Made for ZWT3