Saturday, November 15, 2008

Beef & Vegetable Soup

Once a month we have a Senior Luncheon or Supper or Dinner at our church. Tomorrow it's a Soup/Salad Luncheon. I'm making two soups. This recipe for Beef & Vegetable Soup is very good. It's a recipe by our good friend, Herb, but it was made and brought to us after one of Jerry's surgeries by our friends, Sam & Julie.

1 1/2 # Beef (round steak or lean chuck) cut into 1/2" pieces
5 c water
1 med onion, chopped
1/2 c barley (not instant)
2 T instant beef bouillon
1/4 t thyme
1/4 t marjoram
1/4 t black pepper
1 bay leaf
1 14 oz can diced tomatoes
4-5 medium carrots - sliced
1/2 # fresh green beans, cut
1 c celery

Brown meat in pan (keep drippings)
Add water, onion, barley, bouillon, thyme, marjoram, pepper, & bay leaf.
Cover & cook slowly for 1 1/4 hours.
Remove bay leaf.
Add carrots, green beans, celery, & tomatoes.
(My grocery store only sells instant barley so I'm putting it in about a half hour before serving.)
Bring to slow boil & continue cooking (covered) for 3/4 - 1 hour.
or until veggies are cooked.

1 comment:

nanatrish said...

Anita, Your stew sounds like something I would love to eat tomorrow for lunch. We are expected to have chilly weather tomorrow and I think stew sounds delicious. I do wish sometimes I could be home during the week and participate in our Senior Citizens activities at church. Tomorrow Avery is in a program and I will have to miss it. She is quoting some scripture and doing some other things. Her daddy is going to be able to go, but her mommy has a doctors appt and my husband and I have to work. I hope you have a wonderful week. Take care. Luv ya, Trish