Vegetable Beef Soup
1-2 pds of round beef steak cubed
1 cup diced onion
1 cup of carrots sliced thin
1 cup celery chopped
1 tbsp butter
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can tomato sauce
6 cups of beef broth (or water 4 bullion cubes or 4 tsps)
2 cloves of garlic
1 tbsp Worcester sauce
1 tbsp of cinnamon
1 bay leaf
1/2 tbsp of chili powder or you can use like I have in a pinch "famous Daves" rib rub or some other rub.(seriously)
salt and pepper to taste
1. In a large soup pot cook the onions in the butter over a med. heat until soft, stirring occasionally. Add the rest of the veggies. Cook about 5 minutes more, stirring occasionally. Add the meat and brown on all sides...stirring occasionally.
2. Add the Beef Broth, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, Worcester, and the garlic (peel off the skin...but do not crush). Add the spices...I let them cook about 10 minutes, stir and taste then add more to taste.
3. Bring to a boil, stir and then simmer until the meat falls apart and the carrots are soft. I like to simmer covered at least an hour. Uncovered about an hour. You can also brown everything and then put in a crock pot.