Country Vegetable Soup
Prepares: 6 servings
  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 45 minutes
  • Ingredients
  • 55g (2 oz) butter (¼ cup, or ½ stick)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, chopped
  • 1 large potato, chopped
  • 600ml (20 fl oz) good beef stock (2½ cups)
  • 398ml (14 fl oz) tin/can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp tomato purée/paste
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • To serve
  • Chopped chives or celery leaves to garnish
  1. Method
  2. Melt the butter in a large pan, add the vegetables and toss to coat with the butter. Cook until soft, about 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Stir in the stock, and then add the tomatoes and tomato purée/paste. Season to taste. Now bring to the boil, cover the pan, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat, leave to cool slightly and then purée in a blender.
  5. Pour into a clean saucepan and simmer for about 5 minutes until piping hot.
  6. Check seasoning and serve garnished with chives or celery leaves.
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