Saskatchewan City Steak Soup


I had a soup when I was on holidays this summer and loved it. So, when I got home and the weather changed a little, I decided to try to re-create it. What I came up with is the delicious, thick soup that is really more like a stew. It's amazing with dumplings dropped on top.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
8 servings


  • 6 tablespoons butter

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • 5 cups beef stock

  • 2 beef bouillon cubes

  • 1 cup vegetable juice (such as V8®)

  • 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce

  • ½ cup diced celery

  • ½ cup peeled, diced carrots

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 1 head cabbage, shredded

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can green beans, drained

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 teaspoon monosodium glutamate (such as Ac'cent®)

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground black pepper

  • 1 ½ teaspoons browning sauce (such as Kitchen Bouquet®)

  • salt, to taste


  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in the flour, and stir until the mixture becomes paste-like and light golden brown, about 5 minutes. Gradually whisk the beef stock into the flour mixture and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook and stir until the mixture is thick and smooth, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the bouillon cubes, vegetable juice, and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then add celery, carrots, onion, shredded cabbage, green beans, and tomatoes. Allow soup to return to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, cook and stir ground beef in a skillet over medium-high heat until browned, about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside. When the vegetables in the soup are tender, stir in the ground beef and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in monosodium glutamate, pepper, browning sauce, and salt to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

307 Calories
17g Fat
23g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 307
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 756mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 80mg 401%
Calcium 121mg 9%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 769mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.