Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A Wonderful Beef Soup

In 1976 we moved to Sheffield Lake and the Lorain Ward.  The very first activity we attended at church was a dinner.  Jane Hassler (now Ervin) made all this beef soup and Peggy Lester made these amazing biscuits.  I had the recipe once and a couple of weeks ago I wanted it again.  And Jane still had it and still makes it.  It was amazing.  So here it is.  There's a post script afterward.

Jane Flatt Hassler Ervin
Jane Flatt Hassler Ervin1:49pm Jan 4
Sorry I forgot about the recipe until now:

Beefy Vegetable Soup

large pkg of beef stew meat ( i cut in smaller pieces)
1 1/2 stalks of celery (diced)
1 1/2 large carrot (diced)
1 medium onion (diced)
1 (28oz) tomatoes (i sometimes us V-8 or tomatoe juice)
1/4 c parsley
1/4 tea basil
1/4 tea thyme leaves
1/4 black pepper

Large bag of mixed frozen vegetables

I also throw in extra large lima beans & cut up okra (both in freezer section)

and I add lots of fresh dice potatoes... (I love potatoes so I put in quite abit)

and I add some fresh chopped cabbage

In my pressure cooker I put about 5 cups of water & beef stew & cook approx 20 min (until tender)

then I added the seasoning , tomatoes, & carrots, celery ,onions & potatoes & cook a little bit longer until slightly tender

then I add frozen vegetables & cabbage & cook until done...

sometimes I get carried away with my vegetables & have to add more tomato juice or V8. I usually make this soup a little on the thick side .... You can also freeze the soup if you have left overs. 

PS  My body doesn't always allow for tomato base so I used beef broth instead.  I do not use lima beans nor okra.  I also do not add cabbage at the end but I imagine it would be a great addition.  What I did ended up being SO delicious.

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