A Soup a Man would Like (as long as it is served with a Hamburger)

It seems to be a basic fact: woman like soups far more than men. Unless there are loads of beef, sausage, or ham in it. Does that sound pretty accurate?

Carrots and sweet potatoes make this a pretty orange soup.

This soup has our beef stock added to the it. Thus giving it a heartier taste, sure to please the men at the table. Though I would still serve a juicy hamburger with it too.

Beef stock is easy to make. Another good reason to purchase 1/4 or 1/2 of well-raised beef (like ours!) as bags of great beef bones are part of the order. This post though is for the soup recipe. So here it goes!

Our homemade beef broth from our beef makes excellent, hearty stock.

Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup

1 lb carrots, peeled and cut in chunks

2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in chunks

2 medium onion thin sliced

1 T olive oil

2 T butter

1 tsp dried thyme

1 t salt

1/2 t pepper

4 c water

2 c beef broth

1 T apple cider vinegar with ‘the mother’

4 T chopped fresh parsley (2 T for soup, 2 T for garnish)

In iron skillet heat oil and butter, sauté onions. When nicely caramelized add to soup pot. Add water and beef broth (they should both be room temperature). Add carrots and sweet potatoes, salt, pepper, and vinegar. Simmer gently for about 1 hour, or until potatoes and carrots are tender. If you have time after that, turn soup off and let it just ‘rest’ for awhile. Heat back up just before serving. If you prefer ‘lumpy’ soup, mash it with a potato masher. If you prefer a puréed soup, use your immersion blender. Season again with salt and pepper if needed. Garnish: Fresh chopped parsley and a big spoonful of yogurt or sour cream. Enjoy!

Tip Dry roasted pecans additionally make a nice garnish. Also, be overly generous with the chopped fresh parsley. It is full of Vitamin C, and is great for the tummy. 🙂

Chopped parsley, yogurt, and dry roasted pecans are a lovely garnish. ~Enjoy~

7 thoughts on “A Soup a Man would Like (as long as it is served with a Hamburger)

  1. Soup is always one of my favorites. This looks like something I will give a try too.

    I order soup almost every time we go out as an appetizer!

    Thanks so much for the recipe! 😊

  2. Soup is definitely a favorite on our menu here too! Only thing, my husband doesn’t like sweet potatoes, lol… I would love this soup though… and agree with you about how men don’t care as much for soup as women do! Although my husband does enjoy soup. Our family favorite soups include chicken noodle soup and cowboy soup. All this talk about soup is making me hungry, and it’s time for bed… maybe we’ll have soup tomorrow night for dinner, ha! Blessings to you Mitzy, always a joy to visit with you 🙂

    • 🙂 Chicken noodle soup, and cowboy soup are favorites around here too! Thank you for the comment and thoughts, Marilyn. I always love your comments and thoughts! 🙂

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