The other day I posted a picture via Instagram of the homemade vegetable beef soup I made. Within a short time I had a couple people who had emailed me and said, “Recipe- Please?”
This is one of those things it’s hard for me to post a recipe for. I’ve just always made it without thinking. This week, I made it again and I tried to come up with a recipe….Here goes.
I make mine in the pressure cooker. I love my pressure cooker and honestly, it’s almost the most used pan in the house.
I put about 3″ of water in the bottom of the pan. I cut one pound of stew meat into smaller pieces. Our stew meat comes pretty big so I just cut each piece into about 3 or 4 pieces. I put that along with a handful of barley and a handful of dried beans into the pressure cooker. I cook that on full heat for about 15 minutes.
If I am in a hurry I quick release it..if not I just let it slow release. While that is cooking I put together a quart of chopped veggies….whatever I have. Potatoes, onions, carrots, celery, corn, peas and beans are all good options. Whatever ones you have on hand or like is fine. You just need a quart of them.
Once the meat, beans and barley is done I add the quart of veggies and another quart of water. I also add some beef soup base or bullion. Read the side of whatever brand you’re using and add the amounts according to the instructions. I also add salt and pepper to taste.
Then I turn the pressure cooker back on high for 12-15 minutes. I do 12 if I am doing slow release and 15 if quick.
Open pressure cooker and your soup is all ready. I always taste at this point to see if I need more salt or pepper.
Sorry all of you who wanted a recipe. Honestly, that’s the best I can do! It’s yummy every time.