Monday, December 28, 2009

Hamburger Soup or Stew

I laid out some ground beef (again), and really was trying to decide what to do with it.


Hamburger Soup or Stew (whichever you prefer to call it)
2 pounds of ground beef - cooked medium than drain off fat
1 medium onion - chopped
4 stalks of celery - chopped
4 carrots - chopped
3 cloves of garlic - chopped
1 box of beef broth
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can of tomato paste
1 can of corn (drained)
1 can of green beans (drained)
2 cups of Pearl Barley

You can really throw anything you have in the fridge or pantry  - i.e. peas? lima beans? etc.
But, this is what we had.

Chopped onion, celery and carrot

Chopped garlic

Add to ground beef, and cook until translucent.  Then add the diced tomatoes, and paste.

Also, add the corn, and then the beef broth.

Simmer, for 30 minutes or until the tomatoes have cooked down.

Add in the corn and the green beans.  I also add the barley here.
You may need to add about 2 to 4 cups of water depending on the water from the vegetables.

Cook for an additional hour.
Serve with warm bread or crackers.

It is a good hearty soup (or stew -ha).

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