Recipe

Chunky beef, bean and broccoli soup

There's nothing more comforting than homemade soup and this one is a protein-rich bowl of goodness.

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 1 hr 15 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Ingredients

Chunky beef, bean and broccoli soup
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 350 gram beef chuck steak, trimmed, sliced
  • 2 bacon rashes, chopped
  • 1 medium brown onion, finely chopped
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 4 cup beef stock
  • 400 gram canned diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 medium head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 400 gram butter beans, rinsed, drained
  • basil leaves, grated parmesan, to serve

Method

Chunky beef, bean and broccoli soup
  • 1
    In large, heavy-based saucepan, heat oil on high. Brown beef for 2-3 minutes, stirring. Remove from pan.
  • 2
    Using same pan, reduce heat to medium. Saute bacon and onion for 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring.
  • 3
    Return beef to pan with stock, tomatoes and oregano. Bring to boil on high. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, for 1 hour until beef is tender.
  • 4
    Add broccoli and beans to pan. Simmer for a further 4-5 minutes until broccoli is tender. Season to taste. Sprinkle with basil and parmesan to serve.

Notes

Use gravy beef or diced lamb in place of chuck if liked. If you like a touch of heat, add a sprinkling of dried chilli flakes with the garlic in step 2.

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