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- Ready In:
- 1hr 30mins
- 2 lbs sirloin steaks, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 large green pepper, chopped
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 3 medium carrots, chopped
- 4 cups beef broth
- 1 cup water (or 5 cups beef broth)
- 2 tablespoons paprika
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- salt and pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
- 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
- In a large Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed stock pot, cook and stir the beef, onion and green pepper in the 2 tbsp oil until meat is browned on all sides; drain the oil.
- Add in the next 10 ingredients.
- Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 35-30 mins, or until the potatoes are tender.
- Stir in the crushed tomatoes and the tomato paste.
- Cover and simmer for another 25-30 mins longer, or until the meat is tender.
- Discard the bay leaves before serving.
- Garnish soup bowls with a couple of tablespoons of sour cream if desired.
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It was cold and nasty out last night, so I made a big pot of this soup to warm us up. The soup was very savory and tomatoey delicious. It had the perfect blend of spices with just the barest touch of heat from the cayenne. I served Club Panini Recipe #152596 with the soup for a very satisfying meal. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
We enjoyed this as part of "soup" & sandwich nite - it was so hearty, you could amost call it stew! It was also a great way of using up pot roast leftovers. To accomplish that, I sprayed my pot with Pam to saute the onions & peppers and added the beef at step 2; it was melt-in-your-mouth tender. Thanx Kitten!