Tasty beef soup
Time to make: 6 hrs 25 mins
( Hands-on time: 25 mins )
Total cost: $ 18.80 / $ 4.70 per serve
(at time of publication)
4 teaspoons olive oil
400g lean beef, cut in small pieces
2 onions, sliced
2 parsnips, peeled, chopped
2 carrots, peeled, chopped
1 swede, peeled, chopped
1 cup diced pumpkin
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 bouquet garni (see tip)
1-2 teaspoons dried red chilli flakes (optional)
1 cup white wine
3 cups salt-reduced liquid beef stock made with 3 cups water and 2 teaspoons salt-reduced beef stock powder
100g vermicelli noodles
Total fat 11g
Saturated fat 3g
Dietary fibre 7g
1 Turn slow cooker on to low. Heat a non-stick pan with oil and brown beef in batches. Place in slow cooker. Brown onions in pan with a little oil spray. Add to slow cooker.
2 Place all the remaining ingredients except noodles in slow cooker. Stir well. Cook on low for 5-6 hours. Mix well. Season.
3 Cook noodles following packet directions and add to pot for the final 10 minutes. Serve soup garnished with chopped fresh parsley if preferred.
- The chilli flakes give this soup a little kick. Omit chilli flakes for a less spicy taste.
- Make it gluten free: Check tomato paste, stock and noodles are gluten free.
Find the bouquet garni — a tea-bag sachet of mixed dried herbs — in the dried herbs section at the supermarket.
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