Friday, March 30, 2012

Cowboy Soup

No cowboys harmed while making this soup - promise! Actually, I'm not so sure what the name has to do with the soup. Just reading it, I'd imagine it might have beans in it, but no. (Although you could add some, of course...) This was our favorite dish from Linas Matkasse, the grocery delivery service we tried a few weeks ago. We modified the original recipe (which had less spices and tons more potatoes), and added a few toppings. We only had tomatoes and crème fraiche at home, but avocado and some fresh coriander would have been really nice, too. And next time, I'll serve some tortilla chips on the side.

If you have leftovers, this is one of those dishes that just improves with time.

Cowboy Soup
Serves 4 (at least)

500 g minced beef
1 yellow onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 red bellpepper, diced
1/2 yellow bellpepper, diced
3-4 potatoes (small-medium), diced
200 ml tomato sauce (either a ready-made pizza or pastasauce from a jar, or simple tomato passata)
600 ml water
salt, pepper
ancho chilli powder
oil for frying

Fry the onion and garlic in a little oil, until softened. Use a big pot. Add the beef, and brown it. Add some spice - start with about a teaspoon of each, and then you can add always add more later. Add bellpepper, potatoes, the tomato sauce and water.

Bring to a boil, lower the heat, cover with a lid and cook for 20-30 minutes. The potatoes should be soft and cooked through.

Serve with whatever toppings you prefer.

Recipe in Swedish:


Timi said...

I made this soup today and it was delicious! So easy to make using ingredients I usually have in hand :)

Robert Richards said...

It looks really good and I'm excited to give it a try!