Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is an economical soup that taste just likes pasties ( a potato & meat pastry that is popular in the UP of Michigan).

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb ground chuck
  • 5 -6 potatoes (sliced)
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • salt & pepper
  • instant potato flakes


  1. 1. Cook ground meat & onion until onion is tender. Drain.
  2. 2. Add potatoes & salt & pepper. You can add some beef boullion for a richer flavor.
  3. 3. Add water to cover.
  4. 4. Cook until potatoes are tender.
  5. 5. Retaste for seasoning.
  6. 6. Add potato flakes to thicken the soup as desired.
Most Helpful

I have to admit, I was a little skeptical when I saw this recipe but you are right, it does taste like a pastie from Up North, Michigan! I added a little celery and used instant potato flakes quite liberally. DH wants this again - with dumplings. Since this is so easy to make, we will definitely be having again! Thanks for posting. Made and enjoyed for PAC, Spring 2009

QueenBee49444 April 06, 2009