Looking for a satisfying beef soup? Look no further! This recipe is sure to please your taste buds. By combining the flavors of beef, vegetables, and seasonings, this soup is packed with rich and hearty goodness. Don’t forget to serve it with some delicious garlic bread.
A Stew-like Delight
Plaza III steak soup is not your average soup; it is rich, thick, and hearty. In fact, some might argue that it borders on being a stew. This soup was incredibly popular at the now-closed Plaza 3 restaurant in Kansas City. But don’t worry, you can still enjoy this delectable soup by making it yourself at home with this copycat recipe.
Comfort in a Bowl
Sometimes, all you need is a comforting bowl of beef soup to make everything better. Whether you’ve spent the afternoon shoveling snow or you’re feeling a bit under the weather, this Kansas City steak soup will restore your energy and brighten your day. It’s thick and savory enough to satisfy your cravings, yet light enough to enjoy as a starter. This is one steak soup recipe you don’t want to miss out on.
What is Beef Consomme?
Beef consomme is like a turbo-charged version of beef stock. It takes beef stock and simmers it on low heat for about an hour with ground beef, vegetables, seasonings, egg whites, and eggshells. The meat, veggies, and seasonings infuse the broth with even more flavor, while the egg whites and shells help clarify and thicken the consomme. After straining, the result is a broth that is thicker and richer than your average stock or broth.
If you can’t find beef consomme, you can still make this steak soup using beef broth without sacrificing too much flavor or texture.
Let’s Make a Roux
Roux plays a crucial role in this steak soup recipe. It acts as the primary thickener and gives the soup its unique chowder-like texture. Making a roux is simple, but it requires your attention, so make sure you have some time set aside before you start cooking.
To make a roux:
- Place the butter in a thick-bottomed pan over medium heat. If you don’t have butter, you can use any other type of fat, as long as the weight is equal to the amount of all-purpose flour.
- Let the butter (or other fat) melt completely before adding the flour.
- Use a wooden spatula or cooking spoon to fully incorporate the flour and fat, being careful not to use metal utensils since you’ll be scraping the bottom of the pan.
- Stir constantly to prevent the roux from burning. Try stirring in a figure-8 pattern, occasionally scraping down the pan’s rim. Be cautious, as the roux can splatter if the heat is too high. Use a long-handled utensil and keep an eye on the heat.
- For this recipe, you don’t want the roux to brown too much. Once it reaches a light blonde color and gives off a pleasant aroma similar to fresh bread, you’re ready to proceed.
Tips for Making and Serving Steak and Potato Soup
- Skip the MSG: Most studies indicate that MSG is not as harmful as some people believe. However, if you’re sensitive to MSG or want to reduce your sodium intake, feel free to omit it from this recipe.
- Upgrade with Sirloin Steak: For a deluxe version of this soup, replace the ground beef with sirloin steak. Cut an equal amount of sirloin into quarter-inch cubes before following the rest of the recipe.
- Serve with Crusty Bread: To enjoy a complete meal, serve this Kansas City steak soup with some crusty bread. If you’re taking it to the office or school, pack a few hearty crackers for a portable option.
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Here’s what you’ll need:
- All-purpose flour
- Beef consomme
- Diced canned tomatoes
- Kitchen Bouquet
- Beef bouillon cube
- Ground Black Pepper
- MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)
- Frozen mixed vegetables
- Ground steak (ground beef)
How to Make Steak Soup with Ground Beef
- Brown the ground steak and drain any excess grease.
- Melt the butter in a soup pot, being careful not to brown it.
- Add the flour and stir until a smooth paste forms.
- Cook the mixture over medium heat for 3 minutes without browning, stirring constantly.
- Add the consomme to the roux and stir until smooth and slightly thickened.
- Bring the mixture to a full boil and add the carrot, celery, onion, tomatoes, and seasonings.
- Stir well and let it come to a boil again. Then, reduce the heat and simmer until the vegetables are just tender.
- Add the frozen vegetables and browned ground steak.
- Simmer for an additional 15 minutes.
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- Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe
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- Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup
- Italian Sausage and Lentil Soup
- Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup
- Restaurant Style Chicken Tortilla Soup
- Easy Instant Pot Beef Stew
Favorite Ground Beef Recipes
- Ground Beef Stroganoff
- Ground Beef Chili Relleno Casserole
- Ground Beef Tater Tot Casserole
- Mexican Cornbread with Ground Beef
Be sure to check out more of my hearty soup recipes and the best ground beef recipes here on CopyKat.com.