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Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage Meatballs

Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage Meatballs

Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage Meatballs is a comfort soup at its best. Perfect for cold days, but we love it all year round. This meal definitely feeds mia famiglia very well and on the budget, if I might add. It’s rich, comforting, satisfying, a…

Bacon and Kale Soup

Bacon and Kale Soup

Who does not like an easy, flavorful and comforting meal, especially something like this Bacon and Kale Soup? I make this bacon and kale soup pretty often. Sometimes I add bacon and sausage, and sometimes just sausage. However, this soup is really amazing even when…

Beef and Vegetable Soup

Beef and Vegetable Soup

Beef and Vegetable Soup recipe

Hi there,

How is your January going? Mine started well… mostly working out and detoxing. Now, since 7 days detox is over, I am still trying to eat healthier and exercise daily, that mean less bread, pasta and sweets as well as meat, and more veggies and fruits. This soup is really comforting and delicious. I used really good quality beef, and as you can see loads of veggies so it’s not bad for ya at all. You can totally make this meatless and add chopped kale, swiss chard or spinach and make ultimate vegetable soup or stew. Of course, cooking will be much faster too.

Be creative and happy cooking, friends!

Beef and Vegetable Soup

Course Soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Author Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Celery stalk
  • 1/2 lb Beef cubed for stews
  • 1 cup baby Carrots
  • 1/2 pound fresh French Green Beans or any on hand frozen works fine as well
  • 4 cups Water add more if needed
  • 1 Beef Boullion Cube
  • 1 teaspoon dried Parsley
  • 2 dried Bay leaves
  • 2 Large Potatoes peeled and cubed or 3 smaller
  • Salt and Ground Black Pepper to taste
  • 1 cup Tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Tomato paste

Instructions

  1. Heat a large pot with 2 tbsp of Olive oil and add chopped onion, saute for a couple of minutes on medium-high temperature, just when they start to sweat, add minced garlic and chopped celery. Stir and allow it to saute for a minute or two.
  2. Add beef for stews (they are usually in cubes, but you may cube it yourself, too). Stir until and sear all the sides of the beef, 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add baby Carrots and French Green Beans (if the beans are frozen they will need less time to cook), stir all together and pour in water. You may add more water if needed as the liquid evaporate as it cooks.
  4. Add Boullion Cube, Parsley and Bay leaf then stir, cover with a fitted lid and allow it boil. When it boils, turn the heat on low and let it simmer for 45 minutes.

  5. Peel and cube the potatoes, and drop them in the pot, then season with salt and pepper.
  6. Turn the heat back on medium temperature and cook until the potatoes are completely cooked, about additional 15 minutes.
  7. The last step is to add tomato sauce and tomato paste. Stir, let it boil and cook for additional 5 minutes. Remove bay leaves before serving.
  8. Serve hot with cornbread and jalapenos, olives or similar.

Recipe Notes

You may use chicken instead and frozen green beans. If you using both the cooking time will decrease, since chicken does not need as much time as beef. Beef is always better when it cooks more on lower temperature until it starts to fall apart.

Skillet Gluten FREE Cornbread


Skillet Gluten FREE Cornbread
Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Cornmeal
  • 1 cup Gluten free all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Bakin Soda
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups Buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil + for greasing a skillet

Directions:
Mix it all together, grease a skillet very well and bake in the preheated oven (400F) for 35 minutes or until it is completely done

You can check out my other cornbread recipe HERE with a video  

Beef and Vegetable Soup

MUCH LOVE, AND PEACE TO ALL…
SANDRA
Cannellini Beans and Spinach Chicken Noodle Soup

Cannellini Beans and Spinach Chicken Noodle Soup

Cannellini Beans and Spinach Chicken Noodle Soup is so comforting and easy especially because of my little shortcut. You see, I used Progresso Light chicken noodle soup in the mixture and I loved it. It is delicious with top-quality ingredients, all-white chicken meat, and antibiotic-free…

Homemade Drop Dumplings, Chicken Soup

Homemade Drop Dumplings, Chicken Soup

When it comes to soup, It doesn’t matter if it’s hot or cold if you are sick or healthy, Chicken soup can lift your spirit and makes everything better. Don’t you all agree with me?  All three of my kids love homemade soup, especially with…

TOP 10 Soup Recipes

TOP 10 Soup Recipes

Top 10 Soups Roundup

Is there anything better than when it’s cold outside, raining or snowing, to spend a day in PJ, catching up on your favorite show/or a book and slurping on some delicious, hot and comforting soup?

To be honest with you, that’s like the BEST day ever for me. I gathered TOP 10 soups from my blog that I call comfort in a bowl.

Easily made, yet it makes you warm and cozy. It’s perfect, especially in the Fall and Winter time. I hope y’all make it and enjoy these soup recipes as much as my family and I do.

CREAM OF MUSHROOM SOUP
CREAM OF MUSHROOM SOUP
KIMCHI JJIGAE
KIMCHI JJIGAE
VEGETARIAN KALE SOUP
ROASTED TOMATO SOUP
ROASTED TOMATO SOUP
BAKED POTATO SOUP
BAKED POTATO SOUP
KOREAN OXTAIL SOUP Kkori (kkoli) Gomtang 꼬리곰탕
KOREAN OXTAIL SOUP Kkori (kkoli) Gomtang 꼬리곰탕
BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP
BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP
SPICY GOURMET KIMCHI RAMYUN
SPICY GOURMET KIMCHI RAMYUN
CABBAGE & BARLEY RICE SOUP
CABBAGE & BARLEY RICE SOUP
LEEK, POTATO AND MUSHROOM SOUP
LEEK, POTATO AND MUSHROOM SOUP
Leek, Potato and Mushroom Soup

Leek, Potato and Mushroom Soup

When I was sharing potato-mushroom soup across my social media, I didn’t add leek, and I thought how awesome would it be if I add it to the mix?! Oh, boy… I was so glad that I did. It gave me tons of flavor and it was phenomenal altogether.

Baked Potato Soup

Baked Potato Soup

My daughter, Anna, and I love Baked Potato Soup. We pretty much love any soup but ever so often we crave this one or mushroom soup the most. I mean what not to like, right?! It is pure comfort in every spoonful that you take.…

Cabbage and Barley Rice Soup

Cabbage and Barley Rice Soup

Cabbage and Barley Rice Soup

Even though I did not have cabbage in my garden to make Cabbage and Barley Rice Soup I was still so excited that my garden produced beautiful veggies.

Still, it was fantastic to pick some fresh produce and cook with it for my family.

Those green monsters, as well as bunnies and birds, ate a lot of it.

I guess that’s okay, next time I will be more prepared as this was my first real-real garden.

Most of the ingredients that you see in the pictures are either from our garden or organic. By the way, those yummy red tomatoes are from my neighbour.

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They have the sweetest and juiciest tomatoes ever, so he always brings us during summertime. Don’t I have the best neighbour?

I just wish mine turn out like that. Seriously, they are so good that I eat them like an apple.

I really hope you give this simple soup a try because it is delicious, but I understand that it is not everybody’s cup of tea.

Cabbage and Barley Rice Soup

I need something spicy with it for example to give more heat and flavour, my daughter loves it with onions and boys to dip bread in and eat it with pickles.

If you are a cabbage lover, this soup is for you, plus it is very healthy and light.

On the other hand, you CAN add bacon, smoked sausage/meat in it to give you that smoky flavour.

We love it like that too, and it is not bad at all however since we try to have sometimes clean meals, I omitted bacon or any meat.

CHECK OUT OTHER CABBAGE RECIPES

So it is truly very healthy soup. However, you may add any meat that you wish. These few days have been a little colder than usual.

Actually, it’s very unusual to have a temp in 70’s F in mid of July so comforting soup is just what we needed.

Recipe
Cabbage and Barley Rice Soup Step by Step instructions

Now, if you don’t like barley rice, you can add few cubed potatoes, brown rice, lentils or rice, but we love barley so that’s why I am adding it most often.

If you get inspired and make Cabbage and Barley Rice Soup, please tag me on Instagram. @sandraseasycooking with hashtag #sandraseasycooking. Thank you!

Recipe
Yield: Serves 4

Cabbage and Barley Rice Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Yummy and easy Cabbage and Barley Rice Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1/2 Onion chopped (any onion will do)
  • 2 medium carrots sliced
  • 1 celery rib chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 2 lb Cabbage Head sliced
  • 2 cups of Beef broth/vegetable or chicken
  • 2 cups Water
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 {Beef} Bouillon Cube
  • 1 tsp. Red Hot Chili Pepper Flakes Korean gochugaru
  • 1 cup Barley Rice
  • 1 dried Bay Leaf

Instructions

  1. In a large pot add oil and saute chopped onion for few minutes, then add carrots, celery, and garlic. Saute all together for additional few minutes.
  2. Add Sliced Cabbage, and pour broth and water, stir.
  3. Add seasonings; salt, pepper, bouillon cube, chili pepper flakes.
  4. Put in Barley Rice and stir well.
  5. Cover and let it cook for 20 minutes under the lid, then stir again and place lid halfway open.
  6. Let it cook until barley rice is completely cooked. It will still be chewy but after 45 minutes should be completely cooked. Serve hot!

Notes

This soup can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days. You can add more vegetables, such as peppers, peas, green beans, potatoes etc. OR instead of rice, you can add lentils.

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Peas and Chicken Soup

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