( SERVES 6 )
There’s been a real change in the temperature this week and I could not think of anything more that I’d like to share than my Grandma’s soup recipe. It’s really not like a soup at all; check out the ingredients list, it’s a meal in itself. Perfect for cold winter days to warm you up.
|500 g||Beef mince|
|1||400g can diced tomatoes|
|1 can||Corn kernels|
|6||Garlic cloves, minced|
|1 large||Carrot, peeled and diced|
|1 large||Kumara, peeled and diced|
|1||Brown onion, diced|
|2 Ltr||Beef stock|
|1 small bunch||Marjoram, chopped|
|1 small bunch||Fresh parsley, chopped|
|1||Green chilli, sliced|
|4 stalks||Celery, diced|
|¼ cup||Red wine vinegar|
|2 Tbsp||Worcestershire sauce|
|1 cup||Red wine|
|1½ tsp||Sea salt|
- In a large frying pan over medium heat, brown mince whilst breaking apart and stirring with a wooden spoon. Drain off fat and transfer meat to a large saucepan.
- Combine all remaining soup ingredients and simmer over low heat for 1 hour. Skim off any excess fat then season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Divide spinach between bowls then ladle in the soup. Garnish with a sprinkling of Parmesan and parsley and serve.
Tip: This soup can be prepared in a crockpot: brown mince and drain off fat as above, then transfer to a crockpot with all remaining soup ingredients and cook on low for 4-5 hours.