" I truly think it is best to be a robin lightly dressed concocting soup inside my nest" ~Maurice Sendak

Warm Me Up!

I am sure all the snow we have had over the last two weeks has all the skiers and other winter sport enthusiasts smiling.

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
In a large soup pot heat the oil and add the celery and onions.
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.
Adjust seasonings.

Ladle into bowls and serve.

Wine Suggestion: Shiraz


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