This is one of my grand-mother’s recipes. It’s warm, filling, perfect for when the days become colder. Endless variations are possible, by adding vegetables or playing with the spices used. This makes a very filling and comforting meal-soup.
1 lb ground beef
1 tsp oil
1 cup onion
4 cup water
1 cup carrots (julienned or sliced)
1 cup celery
1 cup diced potato
1 tsp salt-pepper
1 bay leave
1 can diced tomatoes (20oz)
1. Cook together the meat and onions for 5 minutes. This is the only chance you’ll have to get some browning going, both on the meat and onions, so don’t rush this step.
2. Add the vegetables, and let sweat for a minute or so.
3. Add the tomatoes
4. Add the water and the spices. Bring to boil then lower the heat. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
Ready to enjoy! I usually add the salt only once in the bowls, as the canned tomatoes tend to be on the salty side.