A good beef soup can give anyone a warm and cozy feeling. A Soup is perfect for cold days, sick days, or days when you need a little bit of comfort. A hearty serving of soup is cooked with vegetables like onions, celery, red potatoes (Any potatoes would work as well), peas, carrots, tomatoes, and green beans.
You can serve the soup with honey cornbread, dinner rolls, salad, grilled cheese, crackers, or garlic bread.
You can use chuck meat, brisket, or ground beef to make soup. To add an extra depth of flavor, you can consider adding red wine to your soup as it cooks.
You can make soup in;
- A slow cooker. Let the soup cook for about 8 hours until everything is juicy and tender.
- A stovetop. Let soup cook for about 25 minutes.
Tips For Making Soup
- Brown the beef before adding it to the soup for additional flavor and a rich broth. When browning the meat, brown them in small batches.
- Always start with the right pot. Go for a heavy bottom soup pot that can stand long cooking hours.
- Use lots of ginger and garlic for the flavor.
- Scrape the bottom of the pan when adding the liquid for more flavor.
- Determine whether you want to cook your soup with the lid on or lid off. Leaving the cover on will reduce the soup evaporation rate, leaving you with broth that isn’t thick. Cooking with the lid off will cause the soup to evaporate, leaving you with a flavorful and thick soup.
- Fix salty soup. When making your soup and you realize it is too salty, peel and wash a big potato, cut it into 4 to 6 pieces, then throw the pieces into the soup. Let them boil in the soup for about half an hour, and they will absorb some of the salt. Alternatively, you can serve the salty soup with unsalted rice.
- Ensure that the beef is tender before adding in the vegetables. Let the meat simmer for about one hour for it to get tender.
- Consider making your stock at home rather than going for store-bought options.
- Be patient when making the soup. Cook it long and slow.
- Consider using fresh ingredients for an elevated flavor.
- Roast your vegetables before adding them to the soup for extra flavor.
- Buy whole spices, then toast them for additional flavor.
- If your soup is too runny, then you can thicken it by blending it, adding flour or cornstarch, adding yogurt or cream, or adding potatoes.
Storage Of beef Soup
- You can store the soup in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.
- Also, you can store the soup in the freezer in freezer containers or zip-top freezer bags for up to 6 months. Store the soup in single portions for easy thawing.
- Ensure that the soup cool before storing it.
Reheating The Soup
- Reheat a large soup serving on the stove on medium heat while stirring from time to time.
- Reheat a single portion of soup in the microwave starting at 30-second intervals until the desired level of hotness.