Steak Soup

Total Time
2hrs 20mins
20 mins
2 hrs

From a cookbook called The Complete Guide to Country Cooking. This is the one of the best soups I have ever had! The paprika gives it a nice red color and it is very thick and filling on a cold winter's night.

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  1. In a large saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat; add 1 tablespoon oil. Brown half the beef. Remove from pan. Add remaining butter and oil. Brown remaining beef and onion. Return all meat to pan.
  2. Combine flour, paprika, salt and pepper; sprinkle over beef and mix well. Stir in stock and water. Add bay leaf, parsley, celery leaves and marjoram; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour or until tender.
  3. Add potatoes, carrots and celery. Cover and simmer for 30-45 minutes or until vegetables are tender and soup begins to thicken. Stir in tomato paste; simmer uncovered, for 15 minutes. Remove bay leaf before serving.