Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This recipe comes from the Pam Pam Restaurant in San Francisco. It was in a local recipe pamphlet.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Braise the meat and onion in a large pot.
  2. Add all vegetables except tomatoes, butter, and flour.
  3. Mix well and cook for 1 minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes, beef stock, and all spices.
  5. Simmer for about 1 hour, stirring frequently.
  6. Add cream the last 5 minutes before removing from heat.
  7. If mixture is too thick, add more beef stock and adjust seasonings.
  8. This soup freezes well too.


Most Helpful

I was a flight attendant in the '70's and 80's and fondly remember going to Pam Pam's when I had a San Francisco layover. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful recipe. After all these years, I still love it! It's rich and hearty, so if you're dieting, save this recipe for a special occasion.

MamaSooz February 19, 2012

This soup reminds me fondly of my childhood, going to dinner, into the "City" with my family. I was given a postcard with the recipe before the restaurant closed. I made it a few times and loved it. I, however, lost the card in a move many years ago. I'm delighted to get it, and can't wait to make it again. Thank you so much.

teastime October 04, 2009

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