Some days you just need a hearty and healthy bowl of comfort and this did just the trick. Not the prettiest of meals to photograph but the flavour definitely makes up for it! This recipe makes enough for at least 10 healthy portions and freezes very well too and couldn’t be easier to make.
Beef and Carrot Soup
1kg beef shin cubed
2 onions sliced
2½ litres good quality beef stock
500g packet soup mix (barley, split peas, brown and red lentils)
6 carrots grated
Salt and pepper to taste
- Brown the meat in a pot in a little oil.
- Add the onions and fry until tender.
- Add the remaining ingredients and bring to the boil.
- Reduce to a simmer and cook for approximately 1½ hours until the meat and soup mix are tender.
- If the soup is a little thick, add more stock.
Real comfort foods rarely, if ever, resemble haute cuisine nor should they. This soup would be perfect for a cold rainy/snowy day. Now that’s comfort!
Thanks John! Have a beautiful day. 🙂 xo
Perfect dish for our wet Sydney day! Nice one, Mandy! 🙂
There was lots of comfort in this bowl of soup Celia. Have a lovely day. 🙂
I love the simplicity of this soup – perfect for winter 🙂
Thanks Tandy and thanks for the re-tweet and FB mention. Have a great day. 🙂
Yes, a hearty soup is what I need here today in Sydney. It’s so cold wet and miserable – this would be perfect xx
And you would make it look so much nicer with your brilliant photography skills Charlie. Have a great day. 🙂 xo
Gorgeous, packed full of flavour – a great big hug in a bowl!
Aah Tanya, I like that – a great big hug in a bowl. Have a beautiful day. 🙂 xo
Simple, easy, delicious soup! I’ve been drinking some soups this summer – it’s so comforting that I can’t wait till fall/winter. 😀 This looks fabulous!
Hi Nami, I’m pleased you like this hearty recipe. Have a lovely day. 🙂
I like that – hearty and healthy 🙂
Today I had a ‘let go’ of health day so tomorrow something along a stew sounds nice!
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We always need to have “those” days when we indulge in the not so healthy things CCU. Have a great day. 🙂
Mmmmm, this looks good and hearty. Perfect for when the weather cools down again here in the UK!
Wlecome and thanks for stopping by. This really is a good cold weather soup. Hope you still have a few good warm weeks ahead of you in the UK. Have a lovely day. 🙂
I wish I could have this every day for the lunch! Yummy!
What a lovely compliment Angie, thank you! Thanks too for the re-tweet. Have a great day. 🙂
What a hearty soup, Mandy! It’s so perfect for the cloudy day here 🙂
I am sure to be making this soon again Tes. Have a lovely day. 🙂
even in the middle of summer this looks tasty, I love soups. This one has good colour though.. meaty.. c
Thanks so much C. I was not very happy with the pic but hey there is only so much you can try and do to make a bowl of soup look appealing. Have a great day. 🙂
I am going to save this for when it cools off a little! Looks and sounds great.
Thanks Ashley. Hope you have been keeping well. Have a happy day. 🙂
What a delicious soup! I love it!
Thanks so much Asmita! Have a happy day. 🙂
I think shin makes the best soups, you can’t beat a winter rib-sticker of a meal!
And shin is still reasonably priced. Have a super afternoon. 🙂
A hearty bowl of goodness always gets me back on track. 🙂
All the flavour without the guilt – bonus! Have a super day Jed. 🙂
This is a soup I will be making when our weather gets cooler (not rushing it though).
I know what you mean Norma. I am wishing winter away for the lovely summer days and then think to myself once they are here, I don’t want them to pass by too quickly! Have a lovely day. 🙂
You always make me HUNGRY!!!!!!! XXX
You my darling friend, are too kind – thank you! Have a super day! 😉 xo
Looks wonderfully hearty.
Thanks Greg. Have an awesome day. 🙂
This would be nice for our weather here now in NZ
It is a lovely winter warmer Raymund. Have a super day. 🙂
This looks like a wonderful quick soup to bookmark for winter, Mandy! 🙂
Thanks Betsy, glad you like it. It really is a scrumptious hearty bowl of soup. Have a lovely day. 🙂
I know our cool weather will be here before we know it and your wonderful soup will be delicious evening meal.
And when you head into your cooler weather, I will have a stack of your wonderful summer recipes to try as we head into the warmer weather. Have a lovely day Karen. 🙂
This looks like a good hearty soup. 🙂
Thanks Kristy. Have a great day. 🙂
I know it is super hot outside here in HK but the weather is rainy and damp and I have been craving comforting soup. This is such wonderful one and I bet it tastes even better the next day.
You absolutely right Bam, this is even nicer the following day. Hope you get a bit of cool weather so you can enjoy this soup. Have a lovely day. 🙂
Looks fantastic! Wish I was having that for lunch instead of 2 minute noodles.
Oh no, not 2 minute noodles. I should come and stock up your fridge and freezer for you. 🙂 xo