Awesome Steak Soup Recipe

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DaveCooks
Junior Burger
2006/02/18 18:34:40
Hey Everybody!

I'm new to the forum. Looks great! I have a great recips for you. This is my version of Kansas City Steak Soup. I'm claiming no authenticity here, just a version I make at home. It's quick, it's easy and it's delicious. It's just the thing for cold winter days. This recipe is from my forthcoming cookbook. Visit my site for more food and cocktail recipes.

http://www.chefdavidlawrence.com

Enjoy!

David Lawrence
Author, Boy Eats World! A Private Chef Cooks Simple Gourmet

STEAK & RED WINE SOUP

I love any recipe that tastes as if I slaved all day in the kitchen, when in reality I did nothing more than crack open a couple of cans. This is one of those great soups that has “all-day flavor,” but comes together in no time at all. The wine adds sophistication and the beef stock adds depth of flavor. Serve this with a great crusty bread, and it’s a meal all by itself.

Serves 6

1 tablespoon good olive oil
1 pound New York steak (or rib eye) cut into ½-inch chunks
Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 onion, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 bay leaf
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup good dry red wine
3 (14 oz.) cans beef stock
1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes in their juice
2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped

Heat oil in a Dutch oven over high heat until almost smoking. Season the beef generously with salt and pepper and cook for about a minute (turning only once) until it sears on both sides. You're looking for caramelization on the meat but you don't want to overcook it because it will finish cooking in the soup. Remove from pot; set aside.

In the same pot, melt the butter and saute the onions, carrots, celery and bay leaf until they begin to soften, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add the flour and stir constantly for another 2 to 3 minutes, scraping up the brown bits on the bottom of the pot (lots of flavor here!). You may not realize it, but you're making a roux, which will thicken your soup a bit later. It's important to cook the "rawness" out of the flour so don't skimp on this step! Stir in the wine, stock, tomatoes and the thyme. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer gently for at least 15 minutes until the vegetables are tender.

Stir the beef and the drippings back into the soup, cook about 2 more minutes for medium rare, or until desired doneness. Adjust the seasonings as needed and serve in large bowls. This soup really does eat like a meal.


roossy90
Sirloin
RE: Awesome Steak Soup Recipe 2006/02/19 12:25:47
Nice web site, and photo's!... Nice recipe. I must try it once I am settled in my new home.
Welcome to Roadfood. You will have fun here.
Tara
Scarlett
Cheeseburger
RE: Awesome Steak Soup Recipe 2006/02/19 13:08:32
This soup sounds wonderful - it's a gotta try. The website is very impressive, too.
drsmoke02
Cheeseburger
RE: Awesome Steak Soup Recipe 2006/03/01 13:55:31
quote:
Originally posted by DaveCooks

Hey Everybody!

I'm new to the forum. Looks great! I have a great recips for you. This is my version of Kansas City Steak Soup. I'm claiming no authenticity here, just a version I make at home. It's quick, it's easy and it's delicious. It's just the thing for cold winter days. This recipe is from my forthcoming cookbook. Visit my site for more food and cocktail recipes.

http://www.chefdavidlawrence.com

Enjoy!

Make a big pot of it and the next day add cumin,paprika,oregano,and chili powder,and i'll bet you have a great pot of the red stuff.
Eats World! A Private Chef Cooks Simple Gourmet

STEAK & RED WINE SOUP

I love any recipe that tastes as if I slaved all day in the kitchen, when in reality I did nothing more than crack open a couple of cans. This is one of those great soups that has “all-day flavor,” but comes together in no time at all. The wine adds sophistication and the beef stock adds depth of flavor. Serve this with a great crusty bread, and it’s a meal all by itself.

Serves 6

1 tablespoon good olive oil
1 pound New York steak (or rib eye) cut into ½-inch chunks
Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 onion, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 bay leaf
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup good dry red wine
3 (14 oz.) cans beef stock
1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes in their juice
2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped

Heat oil in a Dutch oven over high heat until almost smoking. Season the beef generously with salt and pepper and cook for about a minute (turning only once) until it sears on both sides. You're looking for caramelization on the meat but you don't want to overcook it because it will finish cooking in the soup. Remove from pot; set aside.

In the same pot, melt the butter and saute the onions, carrots, celery and bay leaf until they begin to soften, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add the flour and stir constantly for another 2 to 3 minutes, scraping up the brown bits on the bottom of the pot (lots of flavor here!). You may not realize it, but you're making a roux, which will thicken your soup a bit later. It's important to cook the "rawness" out of the flour so don't skimp on this step! Stir in the wine, stock, tomatoes and the thyme. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer gently for at least 15 minutes until the vegetables are tender.

Stir the beef and the drippings back into the soup, cook about 2 more minutes for medium rare, or until desired doneness. Adjust the seasonings as needed and serve in large bowls. This soup really does eat like a meal.



drsmoke02
Cheeseburger
RE: Awesome Steak Soup Recipe 2006/03/01 14:34:46
Nebguy, my post is the comment about adding cumin,etc.

so far, i'm having a problem quoting then commenting!
lunasatic
Cheeseburger
RE: Awesome Steak Soup Recipe 2006/03/01 15:03:06
Loved ur book! Welcome!
Rusty246
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Awesome Steak Soup Recipe 2006/03/01 15:43:02
I'd like to sign up for a class. Are you willing to come to Florida?!?!
DaveCooks
Junior Burger
RE: Awesome Steak Soup Recipe 2006/03/03 20:30:03
Hey Rusty 246-

Just came from South Beach for last weekends Wine & Food Festival. It was awesome! I'll be doing promotion for my book in the spring and summer. Maybe Florida will be a stop.

Best,
d.
roossy90
Sirloin
RE: Awesome Steak Soup Recipe 2006/03/05 08:47:11
quote:
Originally posted by DaveCooks

Hey Rusty 246-

Just came from South Beach for last weekends Wine & Food Festival. It was awesome! I'll be doing promotion for my book in the spring and summer. Maybe Florida will be a stop.

Best,
d.


Try to get Myrtle Beach on your list of tour stops, I would love to have an autographed copy!
Tara
Sonny Funzio
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Awesome Steak Soup Recipe 2006/03/05 11:28:48
If there is a soup that friends and family would say is my 'signature' soup it would be Avgolemono, or Greek Lemon-Rice soup.

When I make grape leaves, or put out a Greek spread, I usually make it. (my 'Greek spread' is Gyros sandwiches ("souvlaki"), spinach pie, grape leaves, Greek salad and avgolemono)

It's very easy to make.


Avgolemono

add 1/2 cup rice to
7 cups very hot chicken stock

add while whisking
2 L eggs + 2 yolks, lighly beaten
temper the eggs before adding them so they don't congeal!!!

add
juice and zest of 1 very large lemon

add 2T cornstarch in a little milk to thicken

Simmer at least until rice is tender ...

Finish with
1/4c butter

salt to taste

Optional items:
ch. parsley
1c half-and-half

That's it! When nicely thickened it makes an excellent sauce for grape leaves too.

.
roossy90
Sirloin
RE: Awesome Steak Soup Recipe 2006/03/05 14:39:18
quote:
Originally posted by Sonny Funzio

If there is a soup that friends and family would say is my 'signature' soup it would be Avgolemono, or Greek Lemon-Rice soup.

When I make grape leaves, or put out a Greek spread, I usually make it. (my 'Greek spread' is Gyros sandwiches ("souvlaki"), spinach pie, grape leaves, Greek salad and avgolemono)

It's very easy to make.


Avgolemono

add 1/2 cup rice to
7 cups very hot chicken stock

add while whisking
2 L eggs + 2 yolks, lighly beaten
temper the eggs before adding them so they don't congeal!!!

add
juice and zest of 1 very large lemon

add 2T cornstarch in a little milk to thicken

Simmer at least until rice is tender ...

Finish with
1/4c butter

salt to taste

Optional items:
ch. parsley
1c half-and-half

That's it! When nicely thickened it makes an excellent sauce for grape leaves too.

.


Anytime I eat in a Greek restaurant, I always look for that on the menu. It is so good. I had it the first time in Tarpon SPrings, Fl, which has a huge Greek population.
Tara
And love Dolmas too! Actually, I can go on and on about Greek food that I love)