Army Soup

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 15 mins
  • Servings: 6
  • About This Recipe

    “My dad used to make this when he was in the Spanish Military. They ate this morning, noon and night. I was brought up on it and missed it when I left home. Now I cook it for my family and they love it. This stew is called ‘Patatas Guisadas’ but we renamed it ‘Army Soup’.”

    Ingredients

  • 2tablespoonsolive oil
  • 1clovegarlic, crushed
  • 1/2 onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 green capsicum, finely diced
  • 2tomatoes, chopped
  • 500grump steak, cubed
  • 5largepotatoes, cubed into medium sized chunks
  • 3carrots, sliced
  • 1/2 Japanese pumpkin, chopped into large chunks( Or your favourite pumpkin)
  • 2tablespoonspaprika
  • salt and pepper
  • 2teaspoonsbeef stock powder
  • 7cupswater
  • 1/2 teaspoonpowdered imitation saffron
  • 1bay leaf
  • 1/4 cupdry sherry
  • Directions

  • Heat oil in a large pot.
  • Saute onion, garlic, capsicum and tomato.
  • Add beef and cook until browned.
  • Add sherry and let it reduce a little and add some of the water to cover the beef.
  • Let simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • A pressure cooker takes less time.
  • Add rest of the ingredients and water and bring to the boil.
  • Lower heat and simmer for a further 1 hour or until potato is soft and soup appears thickened.
  • If using a pressure cooker, follow steps 1 to 4 then follow step 7 and place lid on pressure cooker and time from when the pressure starts to build up and shake the cap for 12 minutes cooking time on medium heat.
  • Sometimes when using a pressure cooker it becomes quite watery.If you like to thicken up the soup just use 1 tablespoon of corn flour mixed with a little water and stir into the soup until thickened.
  • Reviews

  • “Excellent soup and easy to make too. In order that my picky eaters would eat this, after cooking the tomato(which I peeled), I pureed them. I did use a whole onion as mine were small and cooked it in broth not oil. This is definitely comfort food. Thanks for the recipe.”

  • “This was a really good comfort food.I made mine without the pumpkin, because I didn’t have any and it was still really good.Thanks for the great recipe.”

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