After a day spent out in the cold there is nothing better than to come in to a hot bowl of soup. This is a cross between chili, stew and soup and is one of the favourites in our home.
Chock full of vegetables, beans and meat it is a complete meal, just add a crusty loaf of ciabatta bread and a glass of hearty wine.
This is a great soup to serve a crowd after skiing or tobogganing.
Let it snow!
Hearty Hamburger Soup
- ~ olive oil
- 1 pound of lean ground beef or chicken
- 1 onion diced
- 1 celery rib diced
- 1 large carrot and 2 potatoes diced
- 1 can of diced tomatoes
- 1 can of navy beans
- 1 can of tomato paste
- 4 to 6 cups of beef broth
- 1 tbsp each of oregano, basil and parsley
- 1 tsp of thyme
- salt and pepper
Cook until translucent.
Add the beef and cook until brown.
Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil then reduce heat and cook for 2 hours stirring occasionally, adding more beef broth if it gets to thick.
Ladle into bowls and serve.
Wine Suggestion: Shiraz