Beef and Mushroom Soup With Orzo

Recipe by Eva99
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READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large heavy saucepan.
  • Brown the beef; add the onion and brown lightly on the cut side.
  • Add the bay leaf and water.
  • Heat over medium heat until almost boiling.
  • For a clearer broth, do not let boil.
  • Cook, uncovered, at a gentle simmer for 2 hours.
  • Strain broth through a sieve lined with dampened paper towels.
  • Chill overnight and finish soup next day or continue with recipe.
  • Pull meat into strings; set aside.
  • Heat the remaining oil in saucepan.
  • Add chopped onion, celery and carrot.
  • Sauté until golden, about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in garlic, sauté 1 minute more.
  • Add the mushrooms, sauté until golden, about 10 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the shredded meat and broth to the sautéed vegetables; stir in parsley, frozen vegetables and orzo.
  • Heat to boiling.
  • Simmer, uncovered, until orzo is tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
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