Steak Soup

"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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Ready In:
2hrs 20mins




  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  1. We had this for supper it was supper good thanks for posting your recipe love it .We made it in a crockpot it was so tender and goog thanks again jim from tn.
  2. Excellent soup! I used basic stew meat & only had half a pound to use up so I halved the soup recipe for everything except the tomato paste (didn't want half a can leftover. lol) I did add about 3/4 cup water with the paste. I also didn't have celery on hand so I used about 1/2 tsp celery seed instead. The family agreed it was a bit too tomatoey but that was all my doing so no one deducted any stars. This is a 5 star recipe all the way around! I served it with my homemade dinner rolls. Thanks for sharing, hungrykitten! We will be making this again. Made for Photo Forum's January 2009 Belly Warmer's tag game.


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