This time, we have Kathy cooking up in her kitchen, with Hamburger Soup - a recipe from The Pioneer Woman Cookbook which we just happen to have in store! Enjoy and thank you for following along with our weekly recipes.
2 1/2 lb. ground chuck
1 whole large onion, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (14.5 ounces) can whole tomatoes
3 c. beef stock or beef broth, plus more as needed
1 whole yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 whole red bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 whole green bell pepper, seeded and diced
4 whole carrots, peeled and sliced on the diagonal
5 whole red potatoes, cut into chunks
3 tbsp. tomato paste
1/2 tsp. kosher salt, more to taste
1/2 tsp. black pepper, more to taste
2 tsp. dried parsley flakes
1/2 tsp. ground oregano
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper, more to taste
In a large pot over medium-high heat, brown the meat with the onion, celery, and garlic. Remove the pot from the heat and drain off as much fat as you can. (Discard the fat once it cools.)
Return the pot to the heat and add the rest of the ingredients. Stir to combine, then bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, then cover the pot and simmer the soup for 15-20 more minutes, until potatoes are tender but not overly mushy.
Soup should be somewhat thick, but if you'd like it to be more "soupy," add 1 to 2 cups more broth OR hot water and heat through. Taste and adjust seasonings, adding more salt if needed.
Serve with crusty bread!