Hearty Vegetable Beef "Stoup"

Recipe by Julesong

Thick dish... somewhere between a soup and a stew, and therefore a "stoup." :) (Thank you, Rachael Ray, for that reference!)

Top Review by Sally Wolfe

I made this soup pretty much as directed except I browned the meat in olive oil, and added 2 bay leaves,and two cloves of garlic. I just had it for lunch and my sister and I thought it was excelent, I will freeze the rest in individule serving sizes for my husband and I.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large kettle, cover beef with water and add chopped onion, salt, thyme.
  2. Bring to boil.
  3. Skim fat from surface.
  4. Add split peas, cover and simmer over low heat, 3-4 hours.
  5. Add all remaining ingredients.
  6. Cover and simmer 30 minutes.
  7. Adjust seasoning, to taste.
  8. Note: if you'd like it thicker, you can add a torn-up piece of bread or two, stir well, and simmer to incorporate.

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