There's a reason we recommend soup for the sick and weary, not only is it soul-warming comfort food but it can also be a one-pot fridge clean out that helps simplify life & leftovers alike.
This week marks 3 out of 3 for the primary proteins as Tara turned some of our leftover beef roast into a Hearty Cabbage Roll Soup.
Hearty Cabbage Roll Soup
1- med onion
1- med carrot
1 - med bell pepper
4 - cloves sliced garlic
2 - cups of cubed leftover beef
(or 1lb ground beef) 2- cups cabbage
1- tsp oregano
1/2- tsp thyme
1- bay leaf
1 - 28oz or 796 ml can diced tomato
4 - cups beef broth
2 - cups water 1 - cup uncooked rice.
Salt and pepper to taste
Start by sautéing the onions, carrots & garlic with your preferred medium (fat/butter/margarine) until softened then add in the herbs.
Once your vegetables have softened add the cabbage and cooked beef.
Next, add the diced tomatoes, stock and water letting it come to a boil reduce to a simmer for about 15 minutes then add rice and cook until the rice reaches your desired texture.
Salt & pepper to taste and enjoy as is or pair with your soup carb-of-choice. Ours for today was some lightly toasted & buttered baguette.