Tuesday, September 10, 2013


"Excuse me Flo, What's the soup du jour?"

Flo: "It's the soup of the day"

"Mmmm. That's sounds good, I'll have that!"

Name that movie.....

I love homemade soups. Don't get me wrong, clam chowdah out of a can is pretty damn good too. But, homemade soups make the entire house smell yummy and you get left overs for days. Considering our heat doesn't go above 62 degrees in the winter because we are cheap thrifty, soups are a must in this house. With the cold weather coming, I figured I'd share this for fall.

Here is a souper easy recipe that you can't frig up.

1 1/2 lbs of stewed beef cubed (if you don't have stewed beef, 1 1/2 lbs of ground hamburger works too.
2 stalks of celery chopped
1 or 2 cans of diced tomatoes with juices
5 cans of beef stock or 2 large cans.
1 cup of rice
2 cups elbow macaroni
1-2 beef bouillon cubes
2 bay leaves
Garlic powder
Celery salt
Black Pepper
1 onion diced
And 1/4 of butter

First melt the butter in the bottom of the stock pot. Add onions, cubed beef and season meat with garlic powder. Brown the meat on all sides before adding the stock. Don't burn the onions! (if you are using ground beef, do not add any butter to the pan).

Add the beef broth. Then add equal parts water. Add your beef bouillon.

Get the water rumbling!

"Simmer down now!"

Add celery, tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste, bay leaves along with a tsp of celery salt.

Let this stay at on low temperature and boil for about 2 1/2- 3 hours.

Boil your rice and macaroni (in separate pots.) I shouldn't have to say that but sometimes when I read directions, I take them too literal. Rinse both starches with cold water and set aside.

The best way to check to see if the soup is done is to try the meat. Stewed beef is very tough but after you boil the hell out of it, it will fall apart in your mouth.

I also usually taste the broth while the soup is cooking, making sure to add more of the necessary spices to get the beef stock flavor.

This soup is totally freezeable too. I usually spoon a few ladle fills into a quart freezer bag and throw it in the freezer.
When your ready to eat it, throw the frozen quart bag in the sink in the morning and by lunch, it'll be thawed.

There's your Soup Doo-jer

Linking up with Ashley and Jessica for Taste of Tuesdays!!! 


  1. Yep just printed this out to make!

  2. Love Homemade soup. So I will be over soon to try some!

  3. Ummm, I want this for lunch. Like for lunch today. Looks SO good!!! I think I'm going to make it this weekend! Thanks for linking up!

  4. My bf is souper picky about what he eats (I had to do it ;)) but I know he'd eat this. Definitely making this. Plus, beef, ronis... what's not to love?

  5. Yep..this one is going the the must try list!

  6. Dumb and Dumber.. <3 This looks delicious

  7. Dumb and Dumber.. <3 This looks delicious

  8. Yum that looks delicious! I did make soup for lunch yesterday, except it was wild rice soup out of a box - not quite homemade but those Tastefully Simple soups are delicious! I might have to try your recipe.

  9. I am copying down the recipe and totally making this.


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