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Beef Soup with Vegetables

Ingredients

  • 2 quarts of stock
  • 1 small carrot
  • 1 turnip
  • 1 small parsnip
  • 2 onions
  • 1 cupful of chopped cabbage
  • 2 tablespoonfuls of barley or rice
  • 6 fresh tomatoes sliced, or 1 small can of sealed ones
  • 1 saltspoonful of pepper
  • 1 saltspoonful of curry-powder
  • 1 saltspoonful of clove

Instructions

For this very excellent soup take stock prepared beforehand, as already directed. If the stock is a jelly, as will usually be the case in winter, an amount sufficient to fill a quart-measure can be diluted with a pint of water, and will then be rich enough. Add to this the carrot, turnip, parsnip, and onions, all chopped fine; cabbage; barley or rice; and tomatoes. Boil gently at least one hour; then add pepper, curry-powder, and clove. If the stock has been salted properly, no more will be needed; but tasting is essential to secure just the right flavors. Boil a few minutes longer, and serve without straining.

This is an especially savory and hearty soup, and the combinations of vegetables may be varied indefinitely. A cup of chopped celery is an exceedingly nice addition, or, if this is not to be had, a teaspoonful of celery salt, or a saltspoonful of celery-seed. A lemon may also be sliced thin, and added at the last. Where tomatoes are used, a little sugar is always an improvement; in this case an even tablespoonful being sufficient. If a thicker broth is desired, one heaped tablespoonful of corn-starch or flour may be first dissolved in a little cold water; then a cup of the hot broth gradually mixed with it, and the whole added to the soup and boiled for five minutes.

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Source

The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking (1903).


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