Mom and I wanted soup on a cold day. We took another recipe and re-made it into this one. Delicious!

Recipe Summary

15 mins
1 hr 50 mins
15 mins
2 hrs 20 mins
8 servings


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


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine water and beef in a large pot. Add tomatoes, onion, garlic, salt, black pepper, and bay leaves. Let stand, about 15 minutes.

  • Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, about 1 hour. Add carrots; simmer until tender, about 30 minutes. Add potatoes, green bell pepper, and parsley. Simmer until potatoes are tender and beef falls easily off the bone, about 20 minutes. Remove beef with a slotted spoon. Remove bones, chop beef, and return to the pot.

Cook's Note:

Substitute cilantro for the parsley if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

336 calories; protein 32.6g; carbohydrates 16.6g; fat 14.8g; cholesterol 79.4mg; sodium 532.4mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
simple to make! so tasty! Read More
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  • 4 star values: 3
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Rating: 4 stars
I used diced tomatoes with added sun dried tomatoesAlso seasoned with chopped fresh basil A little olive oil and Italian green beans for color It looked beautifull no green pepper Read More
Rating: 4 stars
The only changes that I made were to the amounts of each ingredient to fit my pot she shanks is the same amount. Instead of green pepper I used about three or four stalks of celery and added them in with the carrots. About 2 TBSP of Chinese wine was added to the stalk to make the base more sweet and less acidic from the tomatoes. Have fun and enjoy life! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
My husband and I enjoyed this so much! Beef shanks add such a nice flavor to the broth. I didn t add potatoes as I didn t have any but had all the other ingredients. I will definitely make this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
simple to make! so tasty! Read More