By ziggy on November 05, 1999
Serving Size: 1 (4545 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"This is one of my favorite soups to make! I normally use a bag of mixed veggies to replace the carrots, celery, peas, and green beans. I use a can of diced tomatoes and 2 boxes of beef broth to make prep easier, and I always double the barley. I like my soup thick and hearty! Served with some warm bread, or a grilled cheese sandwich, this is just delicious."
"Wow! The paprika, bay leaf and thyme combine with the beef to make a delicious soup. I didn't use peas or potatoes, so I added some turnips with greens. I waited until the end to add the salt and pepper, and finished with 1 teaspoon fresh thyme from my freezer. Thank you, Ziggy, I'll make this again."
"carrots need to be put in long before the last 30 mionutes of simmering.... still hard, and potatoes if used should be put in about and hour before finishing up.... have cooked this low sodium soup three times already and found the above needed to be added sooner than the last 30 minutes....in fact had it tonight for dinner..... good luck with my change"
"My Om%u0101 made the best vegetable beef soup, but never wrote down a recipe. The ingredients for this soup looked right so I cooked up a batch. Not quite the same, but very good. I did substitute crushed tomatoes for the chopped. (Can't handle that texture!) I%u2019ll certainly make it again and see if I can%u2019t tweak it just a bit closer."
"Great soup. I had left over beef and stock so used that and followed the recipe very closely. After I got home I added the veggies and let it cook. Very easy and great flavors."
"This is an superb recipe! Of course us cooks make the thing exactly as published, then we "tweek" it to our needs in subsequent makings. I make about 3 gallons at a time and after my family has our dinner, I divide it up into plastic containers and freeze most of it. BTW, Deer and Elk work as substitutes for beef and taste excellent! This is really, really tasty!!!"
"This is a great recipe! I made it with store-bought beef stock and added a little more tomato, because they came in a larger can, and doubled the barley. It came out fantastic. I did, however add the vegetables long before your recommended half hour, just so they'd be cooked. I'll make this again, for sure. Thank you for posting it, and thanks to the review by emcglone1979 for suggesting the doubled barle."
"great recipe. I didn't have any stock or bouillon so I browned the meat in a pan, then sauteed the onions a bit in the same pan. after that I de-glazed the pan with just plain old water and used that for the liquid. turned out great!"
"This is a very good recipe. I DID tweak it a bit. To reduce the sodium I did not use bouillon cubes. And i used beef broth in place of the water. Other than that I pretty much stuck to the recipe! YUM!"
"So yummy! Great comfort food. Here are the changes I made: I used beef broth because I didn't have a soup bone. I seared the beef in a bit of olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper. Then I wiped down the skillet and sauteed the onions in a little butter before adding them. I used tomato sauce instead of diced tomatoes because my kids prefer smoother soups. I added the carrots, celery and potatoes one hour before finishing and the frozen veggies (beans and peas) about 30 minutes before. Finally, I used small pasta because I didn't have barley, but I suspect barley would be better (heartier). Thanks for sharing this great recipe!"
"Very tasty! I used my own veggie preference, carrots, celery, onion, green beans, & cabbage. I left out the potatoes as I don't like them in soups & stews, they just get too mushy for me. I had 2 packages of soup bones in the freezer I wanted to use up, they had a lot of meat on them so just used that for the meat, it was fall of the bone tender, & really flavorful. We really enjoyed this & my elderly neighbor will too when we take him some tomorrow. Thanks Ziggy!"
"This is sooooo.... good. Used frozen mixed veggies... I have stomach cancer & have trouble holding food down. Believe me, I ate more of this than anything I've been able to eat in a long time. Thank you, ziggy, for sharing a heart warming (& stomach settling) soup. I'm very grateful."
"Loved it! And so did our neighbors."
"I don't view a 3-star review as a negative review. This is, as another reviewer said, a very nice soup. I would make it again but it isn't a "WOW" soup to our tastes. Thank you for sharing the recipe."
"This was a very nice soup. I like barley, so I doubled it. Nice and easy soup to make, and it will last my family of 3 for a while!"
"This is a really good-for-you, old fashioned soup. And so easy! I omitted the thyme and tomatoes as I didn't have any on hand, and this is great. My husband loves it and has it in a thermos on cold days. Don't be afraid of all that paprika! It makes it!!"
"Excellent soup. I made this last winter and I can't wait to make it again."
"Thank-you. This made a very good soup on a very chilly ND day!"
"I recently made this recipe and it turned out very good. I thought I had more roast beef left over than I did, so I had to use hamburger. I wasn't too sure about that, but it wasn't too bad (would've been better with stewing beef or steak, but i was without a car that day, so what can you do?) I also thought I had boullion left in the cupboard that wasn't there when I went for it, so had to settle for the gravy from the left over roast beef dinner. It wasn't the nice clear soup I had envisioned when I started out making this recipe, and I thought it might be a bit bland, but my family assured me that it was very good. I can't wait to try this one again with all the right ingredients!"