Old-Fashioned Vegetable Soup (Beef Based
1 beef soup bone with meat
1 to 2 Tbsp. fat
4 cups water
1 med. onion, chopped
1 c. sliced carrots (2-3 med)
1 c. cut-up celery and leaves (2 long stalks)
1 can (1 lb.) tomatoes (2 cups)
3 sprigs parsley, finely chopped
1 Tbsp. salt
1/2 bay leaf, crumbled
1/4 tsp. marjoram
1/4 tsp. thyme
Cut meat off bone into small chunks. Brown the meat in hot fat in large kettle. Add water and bone and simmer covered 1½ to 2 hrs.
Remove bone and skim fat from top of soup. Add vegetables, salt, bay leaf, and peppercorns, marjoram, and thyme; cook an additional 20 to 30 minutes, until vegetables are tender. Yield: 6-8 servings
Note: Pour soup in plastic container and freeze. Always ready to heat and serve.
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