Wednesday, September 28, 2011

food (food) | pot roast soup

Last week Matt was sick and I decided to make him some soup.  I wanted something a little heartier than the typical chicken noodle you would normally serve to someone recovering from a cold, so I decided to McGyver up a pot roast soup from scratch.

What you'll need:
  • 1 - 2 lbs of pre-cooked pot roast (I bought a pre-cooked one from Trader Joe's)
  • 1 leek stalk sliced
  • Mirepoix (chopped celery, onion and carrots - Trader Joe's sells this pre-made)
  • 4 large carrots sliced thick
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 2 sprigs of thyme
  • 2 boxes of beef broth (approx. 8 cups)
  • 1 cup of baby potatoes
  • 1/2 cup of red wine
  • 1 tablespoon of worchester sauce
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Pot roast soup

  1. In a large pot heat olive oil (about 2 turns of the pot) on medium and add mirepoix, garlic and chopped carrots, then cook until vegetables look tender.
  2. Add potatoes, leeks and thyme (off of the stems).  Mix well with other vegetables and season with salt/pepper.
  3. Break or cube the pot roast into thicker pieces.  Add to pot with beef broth, wine and worchester sauce.
  4. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low.  Let soup simmer for 20 minutes and serve.

This recipe makes about 8 - 10 servings (approx. 1 cup per serving) and freezes great.  Pot roast soup is perfect for days when you're sick or days when you're just looking for a nice comforting meal. I'm so excited because this recipe will definitely be a winter staple!


Alyssa said...

You re awesome! This soup looks so good! Definitely saving this for the winter months, and glad to know that it freezes well. Hope Matt is feeling better!

Tiffany said...

Oh, yum! Pinning this one for the colder months ahead!

Chelsea said...

Just made a traditional pot roast dinner last week, and it crossed my mind to make all the leftovers into a stew just like this. Good thinking!

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Bonnie said...

I could really use some soup right now. No joke. I'm chilly!!!
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Jess said...

Oh gosh! That looks delicious!!!! I will have to try it once it cools down some here in Florida. ;)


ShinyPrettyThings said...

that looks delicious!!! love trader joe's stuff :D

Kristin said...

Pretty sure I need to make this for the hubs like STAT!