There’s one thing I suspect my hubby loves more than me…and that’s soup.
I don’t know how he acquired this addiction. Cold winters growing up in the Midwest is my best guess.
But seriously, I’ve got to watch him. He’s hidden cans of crappy soup in our paleo pantry before. Then, when the soup nazi’s not around, he’ll pop those tops and heat ’em up for lunch – such a bad boy.
So to keep himself out of hot water, he’ll occasionally come up with a great idea for a homemade soup. This veggie and beef soup creation is one of his. And I gotta say, it’s really good. There’s a lot of big, hearty flavor in this one.
A really yummy, high-quality soup with beef in it normally takes awhile. This one will taste like it spent all day on the stove…when really all you have to do is chop some veggies, take advantage of a few sneaky shortcuts, and you’re dishing it out in about an hour.
He spent some time researching a few special techniques to speed things up for this one…so this paleo soup recipe is like a mash up between Tim Ferriss and Betty Crocker.
Hubs definitely needed some help getting the seasonings just right, so I assisted there. The rest is pretty much his doing.
Just a few notes from the kitchen to help you…
• Go with sirloin tip steak for the beef if at all possible. Flank or blade steak should work too. What you don’t want are the more tender cuts such as NY strip steak or rib eye…these will get tough on you and lose their taste simmering in soup.
• You’ll see in the recipe where you need to scrape the bottom of the pot…those browned bits hold a lot of the flavor that make this soup taste like it was cooked low and slow all day. Just grab a wooden spoon or spatula and don’t skip this step.
• The gelatin and cold water trick you’ll see in the recipe is a little bit of kitchen magic to make the soup seem like it’s been simmering on the stove all day by making it a tad bit thicker. No gelatin? No problem…the soup will taste the same without it.
Too much soup? Bag the leftovers and freeze it baby! This soup is too good to waste. It’ll keep just fine in your deep freeze for months.
Hope you enjoy this one…if you try it, give us a shout out in the comment section below!