Archive for October, 2007


Soup of the Day

   Posted by: John    in Recipes

I decided this was a soup kind of day. Weather was crummy, but wasn’t real cold out. Rained most of they day. So, nothing like smelling a simmering soup all afternoon. It turned out real good, too; put Campbell’s to shame. Weight Watcher’s points: 2 per 1 cup.

  • 8 oz lean beef, cut into ½” (or smaller) cubes
  • 2 quarts beef broth
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup frozen green beans
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup carrot slices
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 bay leaves


  • Use 4 cups frozen mixed vegetables instead of individual ones
  • Use canned, drained vegetables

Brown beef in stockpot. Add remaining ingredients. Heat to boiling, then reduce heat, cover, and slowly simmer for several hours, stirring occasionally.

I use a product called “Better than Bouillon” base for my beef broth.  I took 2 quarts of water, mixed in 4 tablespoons of the base until it was dissolved.  This formed the broth nicely.

Like all soups, there is a lot of sodium.  If you are following a low sodium diet, a low sodium bouillon might work better, if there is one available.  Cans of beef broth, as well as bouillon cubes would also work well.