Plaza III Steak Soup - Copycat

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

There is a very nice restaurant in Kansas City, MO called the Plaza III - they are famous for their steak soup. This is a copycat version of it. It freezes very well too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in stock pot.
  2. Blend in flour to make a smooth paste.
  3. Gradually add hot water a little at a time.
  4. Whisking it smooth as you go.
  5. Simmer until smooth.
  6. Sauté beef in a large skillet and drain off fat Add meat, bouillon, all vegetables and seasonings to saucepan.
  7. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are cooked.
Most Helpful

I was the Executive Chef that created this recipe for P3 and you are really close. All you need is a splash of Worcestershire and instead of beef granules (and you will have to play with this as we used to do 20 gals at a time) use Kitchen bouquet. This brings back old memories.

swchef March 16, 2013

This was extremely good! It is a lot like a stew my mom used to make. I am from the KC area and love PlazaIII restaurant! This was a great copycat recipe. I also added a little more pepper for a more seasoned soup. Thanks for the recipe, it was fabulous!

Christy Sowers September 22, 2003

Read the review from swchef who says he was the exec. chef who created this recipe for P3. If he happens to follow the reviews, would like him to know I'm a KC girl and have been making this for years from the St. Elizabeth & Notre Dame cookbooks. Glad to have his input on the Kitchen Bouquet. Still did the bouillon granules but did add a bit of kitchen bouquet. If he happens to read this, want you to know we were friends of Paul Robinson & my husband Bob Hindson shared a Porsche with him and raced at tracks around the US. (not too interesting to cooks, but just wanted swchef to know). Wish I knew who you are??? Oh, and by the way mystery girl, loved your Mrs. Cobb's meatloaf until I went vegetarian 5 or 6 years ago. Still try to do it with veggie crumbles though! Sorry to bother the rest of you with an attempt to contact swchwf (reviewer & creator of original recipe)

susan7 January 03, 2015