Sharon's Beef Soup

To be honest, I don't know who Sharon is but her beef soup is delicious! This recipe was passed along to me by my friend Aretha, who got it from our friend Angela, who got it from....???
I don't know who to give credit to but this hearty and delicious soup is a keeper.

In a large stock pot saute:

2 Tbsp olive oil
1 medium red onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced

Add 1 lb ground beef

Now add:

5 small red potatoes, diced
3 carrots diced
2 stalks celery, diced
1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp bisto
1 large can tomato juice
1 10oz can beef broth

Bring to a boil and then simmer for 20 minutes

Now add:
1/2 small red pepper
1/2 cup pearl barley or miniature pasta
1 can corn

Simmer for 10 more minutes and enjoy!
I served this with Anneleise's delicious French Bread and it was a wonderful winter supper.

( is not great quality)


  1. I just made a soup for much like this and even took a picture of it! heehee! Love your recipes!

  2. you are right that is a good soup. i make one similar but i like to see how other variations on it. we just love soup...thanks for sharing.

  3. Whoever Sharon is, she makes one delicious soup! Thanks for posting it!

  4. That soup looks so good. I am going to try it in place of my hamburger soup recipe.

  5. This looks great, but can I ask... What is Bisto?

  6. I always like to have a pile of recipes to pick from when it's soup night. Thanks for another version! Kathy

  7. Oh this looks delicious. I'm off tomorrow, so this may be on the menu for tomorrow. Thanks for swinging by to see my little assistant and his work. We sure have alot of fun with all of our projects. I hope you're having a super Tuesday. hugs ~lynne~

  8. Bisto is a gravy browning/thickening agent. I'm sure it could be omitted without affecting the final outcome of the soup.

  9. Your photo is great, Rachel !
    I love the richness of beef flavor in soup.. I'll surely try this one!

  10. That looks like a great, hearty winter soup!

  11. Yep I was wondering the same thing...What is bisto?

  12. Rachel the beef soup looks really yummy.. . .way to go Sharon. . .and thank you Rachel

  13. I made it tonight... it was a hit!!

  14. This looks like one hearty soup.
    And all the ingredients are in my house.
    Way to go!

  15. This reminds me of a favorite restaurant's specialty soup, only served Thurs. and Sat. (which means I always make sure to go on Thurs. or Sat.!) Yum.