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Chunky Beef & Vegetable Soup

 Chunky Beef & Vegetable Soup
Nothing cures the winter blahs like good comfort food, including this beefy soup I invented one chilly day. Serve with crusty bread or rolls. —Billy Hensley, Mount Carmel, TN
8 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Cook: 2-3/4 hours

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt-free seasoning blend, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 large carrots, sliced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup Burgundy wine or additional reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 medium potatoes (about 2 pounds), cut into 1/2-inch cubes

Directions

  • Sprinkle beef with 1/2 teaspoon each salt, seasoning blend and
  • pepper. In a Dutch oven, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat.
  • Brown beef in batches. Remove from pan.
  • In same pan, heat remaining oil over medium heat. Add carrots, onion
  • and peppers; cook and stir until carrots are crisp-tender. Add

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Chunky Beef & Vegetable Soup (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • Add wine, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Stir in broth,
  • tomatoes, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaf and remaining
  • seasonings. Return beef to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat;
  • simmer, covered, 2 hours.
  • Add potatoes; cook 30-40 minutes longer or until beef and potatoes
  • are tender. Skim fat and discard bay leaf. Yield: 8 servings (3
  • quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1-1/2 cups equals 312 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 695 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 21 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1/2 fat.