Thursday, September 15

soup’s on!

Sorry about being an absentee blogger again! With the first week of school and football, softball and violin lessons starting up, it’s been busy.  And I’ve been pretty sad about the passing of my godfather.  He was absolutely an amazing man, and I think I may do a post all about him one day soon. 

On a happier note, I made my family very  happy this week, with the assistance of some good old Steak Soup.  It’s definitely a hearty soup, but a little lighter than a stew.  I topped it with homemade onion straws, but the canned ones or croutons work just as well. 


Steak Soup

1/4 cup of olive oil

1 cup onion, diced

1 tsp minced garlic

1 cup carrots, diced

1 cup celery, diced

1/2 cup of flour

1.5 qts low sodium beef broth

1.5 quarts low sodium chicken stock

2 lbs skirt or flank steak

2 cups diced Idaho potatoes

Worcestershire sauce

1.  Grill the steak to medium, cut it into bite sized pieces, and set aside.  I grill it even in the winter, but a broiler will work just as well.

2.  Heat olive oil over medium to medium high heat, in a large heavy saucepan (at least 5 quarts in size).   When heated, add in the onion and garlic, and sautee about 5 minutes, or until softened and lightly browned.

3.  Add in carrots and celery and cook a few minutes more until softened.

4.  Stir in the flour and cook another minute or so.  You want the flour to cook a bit, but you don’t want it to get dark.

5.  Add in the chicken and beef stock, and stir to mix.

6.  Toss in the steak and potatoes.

7.  Bring to a simmer, and then reduce heat to keep it at a low simmer.   Cook for 45-50 minutes, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are fork tender, but not mushy. 

8.  Add in Worcestershire sauce to taste – I use about 1 tablespoon – and then stir.  Taste for seasonings and add a dash of pepper or even Tabasco sauce if you want a little kick.

9.  Top with onions or croutons or whatever makes you happy!

Makes about 12 good sized bowls full, and it tastes just as good on day two.  Enjoy, and as always, let me know if you give it a try!





  1. Steph I'm so sorry about your Godfather. I hope you are ok. I understand about the busy we are on the move also. Your soup looks really good I'm sure the gang here would love it! Funny I made soup too yesterday, Chicken Lemon Rice! Sending you a big hug, Susan

  2. Prayers for your gf, Stephanie, may he rest in peace.

    The soup looks great. I made soup this week too! It is still so hot out, but with a/c on, you can eat soup! :)

  3. Sorry to hear about your Godfather Stephanie.

    Your soup looks wonderful! I will give this a try!

  4. Hi Stephanie
    So sorry to hear about your godfather.. sad to lose someone you're close to.. On a brighter not your soup looks fabulous!!! making me hungry...

    Hope the week finishes nicely for you.. ciao xxx Julie

  5. Thinking of you and will email you later
    Hope your hanging in there

    Wanted to let you know I've printed out this recipe already
    And can't wait to make it

  6. Yummy! May have to change the menu plan for this weekend. So sorry to hear about your godfather... Hope you have a great weekend!

  7. my son is so going to love this soup--I've never had it before but adding it to my soup list this fall!

  8. Hello, my friend! I have missed you so. I'm so sorry to hear that you lost your Godfather. :o( Hugs and prayers to you!

    Thanks for the soup recipe. The weather is FINALLY changing here but not quite cool enough for a hearty bowl of soup. I'm going to pull this one out in a couple of months - Doug will LOVE it!


  9. Oh, yum! What a perfect meal this is.

  10. My family will love this! I am definitely going to give it a try. Sounds delish!