Tuesday, January 17, 2006

"Paradise in a Bowl Soup"

“Paradise in a Bowl Soup”
Makes 11 servings


1 ½ lbs lean ground beef (or can use combination of ground beef and ground sausage)
2 cups chopped onions
1 cup sliced carrots
2 cup chopped celery
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon hot sauce (Tabasco is fine, but I use the gourmet stuff)
Ground pepper to taste
Salt (if needed, for some reason this doesn’t need much added salt)
3 (14 ounce) cans chicken broth
1 (28 ounce can) crushed tomatoes
4 ounces Ditalini or small pasta
¼ cup butter
½ cup flour

How to:

Brown ground beef in large soup pot. Add carrots, celery, onions and garlic and cook til vegetables are translucent (about 15 minutes). Add broth, tomatoes, hot sauce, Worcestershire and pepper and let simmer about 45 minutes.

In nonstick pan, melt butter and add flour and cook over medium/medium high heat stirring constantly until mixture is light brown and crumbly. Whisk into soup pot.

Add Ditalini pasta, cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes (no longer or pasta will get mushy).


You may omit the pasta if so desired. This makes a thick, hearty soup.


Kari said...

Sounds great!

Kathy said...

YUM! You're making me hungry girl, and soup is SO good in the winter, even if it's 60something this morning

The Shrone said...

This reminds me of the stew/soup my first MIL made called Hunter's Stew. She'd use ground venison or elk and no hot sauce or pasta. Seeing this reminded me how good this tasted! I'm going to have to try your version because I like spicy food ;-)

Amanda said...

Welcome back, Betty Crocker

Tiffany said...

Deneen, you're just awesome! This sounds delicious! :)

sandy r said...

I make this soup for company, it is that good. You think you are eating a prime rib or something because of the Lea & Perrins. First saw this in a novel by Jacqueline DeGroot, Barefoot Beaches maybe, where she had the main character cook it for his honey. Have made it at least 3x a year ever since.

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