It's been really cold the past couple of days, even though we've had sun, the temperature has been in the single digits...brr, but still no signs of snow where we are. (I don't want to be snowed in or anything like that, but I would like to at least see some flurries...being from Hawaii, snow/flurries is still a novelty for me.)
Anyway, since it has been so cold and Satoshi's been working late, we've been eating a lot of soup lately.
One that I made recently was a beef barley.
150 grams minced beef (about 1/4 pound)
1 tablespoon olive oil
half an onion, chopped
half a carrot, chopped
3 small potatoes, chopped
4 cups water
1 can of chopped tomatoes
1 consomme cube
1/4 cup of barley, rinsed
a pinch of thyme
Put meat and onions into a pot and brown with oil.
Add veggies and coat with oil.
Add water and bring to a boil.
Add consomme cube, can of tomatoes and barley.
Simmer for 20 minutes while taking off the scum from top.
Season with salt, pepper & thyme.
Serve with toasted bread.
Fast, delicious and a great way to warm-up!
I'm sending this one to Deb's Souper Sundays, check out her blog on Sunday for her round-up. I am amazed at all the varieties of soup there are.