This is an extremely hearty soup that only gets better in the fridge! It is one of the only soups you will not have to jazz up on your own, and people will remember you for it! This is a great cold-weather soup, but my family requests it all year long.

Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
2 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter and oil in a large skillet over medium heat until the foam disappears from the butter, and stir in the steak cubes and onion. Cook and stir until the meat and onion are browned, about 10 minutes. While beef is cooking, mix together flour, paprika, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Sprinkle the flour mixture over the browned meat, and stir to coat.

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  • In a large soup pot, pour in the beef broth and water, and stir in the parsley, celery leaves, bay leaf, and marjoram. Stir in beef mixture, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover the pot, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until meat is tender, about 45 minutes.

  • Mix in the potatoes, carrots, celery, tomato paste, and corn; bring the soup back to a simmer, and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender and the soup is thick, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove bay leaf and serve hot.

Cook's Note

You can double this batch and freeze some as well; refrigerating makes the soup thicker and more rich.

Nutrition Facts

361 calories; protein 36g 72% DV; carbohydrates 26.9g 9% DV; fat 12.9g 20% DV; cholesterol 84.1mg 28% DV; sodium 1118.2mg 45% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2010
I am thrilled to be the first review. This soup was EXCELLENT! I love soup but have always struggled with veggie/tomato/beef based ones. They just never turn out like I remember mom making. Not until this one that is. I made exactly as written and was very pleased. This would be good with some green beans or peas for added nutrition and color too. Very good full bodied flavor and this will be my go to veggie soup. Thank you so much for sharing! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/25/2010
I should have more carefully read the reviews for this before making it. I would have either cut WAY down on the tomato paste, or completely omitted it. I was really excited about this soup as I was making it and then when I added the tomato paste, it turned the nice beef broth into a very strong tomato broth. If you love a strong tomato flavor to your steak soup, then this is a great recipe for you. If i make this again, I will definitely omit the paste. Otherwise, this would be a wonderful recipe. Read More
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  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2010
I am thrilled to be the first review. This soup was EXCELLENT! I love soup but have always struggled with veggie/tomato/beef based ones. They just never turn out like I remember mom making. Not until this one that is. I made exactly as written and was very pleased. This would be good with some green beans or peas for added nutrition and color too. Very good full bodied flavor and this will be my go to veggie soup. Thank you so much for sharing! Read More
(141)
Rating: 3 stars
10/25/2010
I should have more carefully read the reviews for this before making it. I would have either cut WAY down on the tomato paste, or completely omitted it. I was really excited about this soup as I was making it and then when I added the tomato paste, it turned the nice beef broth into a very strong tomato broth. If you love a strong tomato flavor to your steak soup, then this is a great recipe for you. If i make this again, I will definitely omit the paste. Otherwise, this would be a wonderful recipe. Read More
(99)
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2011
YUM!!! The broth for this is fantastic! I only had a tsp of Paprika left in my spice jar, so that is all I used. After reading the reviews, I only used 3 oz of tomato paste and that was perfect for my taste. I substituted peas for the corn and it gave it the perfect hint of color! Will be my go to recipe for sure! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2010
This is very good. It taste like beef stew soup. After reading the reviews and some saying the tomato paste was too much I added it a Tablespoon at a time and used about half the can which was enough for my taste. The marjoram and paprika flavor is nice and while the meat was simmering I added 1/2 c. cabernet wine (dry red wine) which enhanced and brought together the flavors. It took a little longer for my meat to cook to tender. I felt no need to thicken this soup further as it is soup and not stew. Flavors developed more after allowing to rest. Delicious and great with a hunk of crusty bread. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2011
This Soup was Outstanding. My family loved it. I made it the first time just as stated and it was very good. Second time and going forward I add 1 C. of Peas, 1/2 C. Red Wine and 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce this adds great flavor to the Steak. I also make it more like a soup not thick. My family asks for it all the time even in the summer! Goes great with Rosemary Flatbread. Thanks for the excellent Recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2011
Very easy and absolutely delicious. I used top sirloin as another reviewer suggested instead of round steak because I wanted to be sure it was tender. And since some other reviewers were not fans of the tomato paste I just added a bit of the concentrated tomato paste that comes in a tube until it tasted the way I wanted to and it was perfect. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2011
I had leftover medium rare Top Sirloin I had marinated and grilled for a party. The next day I googled "steak soup recipe" and found this one. A keeper! Because my steak was already grilled to medium rare I did not put it in with the onions until about a minute before the time came to coat the onion and steak mixture. I sliced it more thin than cubed so there were more "pieces" in the soup. I used Vidalia onions, because they are my fave when I can get them in California. I left out the celery leaves, only because I have family that inexplicably dislikes the the taste of celery. Otherwise I followed the recipe to a "T." Super well received, and the recipe was requested! When I make it again I might add a little more broth because after refrigerating it was much less "soup like." But it was still good. I had some leftover red potatoes I had mashed with 1% low fat milk and Smart Balance and simply added the thick steak soup to them and had the equivalent of a healthy delectable Shepherd's Pie. Thanks again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2011
What I love most about AllRecipes is that I can look at several recipes and gather ideas for the perfect dish. In another recipe the author added diced cabbage. I tweaked that in this recipe to adding kale, for both color and nutrition. I used two small cans (5.5 oz) of V8 juice and skipped the tomato Paste altogether. Not a fan Of tomoto-ey things. Lastly, I replaced the potatoes with barley because of the nutritional benefits it brings. Very yummy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2010
Really good. Using top sirloin insures the beef to be more tender than top round. Putting in crockpot is great. Read More
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