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Friday, February 18, 2011

Steak & Baked Potato Soup

My mom and I decided to invent a soup on Valentines Day. We had been thinking of making the soup with some leftover baked potatoes, but they had gone bad. But baked potato soup sounded really good. So we thought about what went with a baked potato. Baked potatoes and steak are always a favorite, so we thought, why not make a soup out of that.

(We used fried up hamburger patties (seasoned with salt and pepper) cut into bite-size chunks - we also thought it would be good with a grilled steak (T-Bone or New York Steak))

Steak & Baked Potato Soup
By: Diana & Lindsay

1 1/2 C. Sweet Onion, chopped
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
6 C. Water
4 cubes Beef Bullion
1 1/2 lbs. potatoes, scrubbed and diced with peels on, rinse potatoes (about 6 small potatoes)
1 head and stem of broccoli, finely chopped
1/4 C. real bacon bits
2 C. Milk with 1/2 C. all-purpose four
1/2 C. Sour Cream
Salt and pepper to taste
1 to 1 1/2 lbs. cooked steak or hamburger patties, cut into bite-size chunks

In large stockpot saute onion in olive oil. When onion is cooked add water, potatoes, and beef bullion. Bring to a boil and then simmer about 15 minutes, until potatoes are tender. Add broccoli for last 5 minutes of the simmer. In a bowl whisk 2 cups of milk with 1/2 cup of flour until smooth. Add milk mixture to stockpot. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat until it thickens. Add steak, bacon and salt & pepper, heat thoroughly. After removing from heat add 1/2 C. sour cream. Stir in and serve.

Best served in Italian Bread Bowls.

Serve topped with:
Grated cheese
Sliced green onions
Bacon bits
Sour cream
Or anything else you like on a baked potato

My little brother said, 'oh, oh, take a picture of me too, I want to be on your blog'. So here he is enjoying his soup!

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