As the weather changes and the evenings get cooler you can almost guarantee that at some point you will want a comforting simple soup to add to your weekly dinner routine. This recipe for Winter Harvest Soup is super simple to make and is absolutely fantastic! So cuddle up and enjoy with some freshly baked bread.
I was first introduced to this soup by my sweet neighbor who made a batch for me when I broke my ankle and was laid up for two weeks. Yeah it was not the most exciting time, but I got introduced to a lot of great food by my neighbors! Let me tell you I was so grateful that she chose to make this for me because one batch literally lasted over a week! Not being able to walk, my husband really appreciated it as well since dinner was most certainly not getting cooked by me.
This soup is a comforting blend of winter vegetables simmered to soft perfection. It is light enough to not leave you with that heavy I ate too much feeling but hearty enough to get you through your day. I like to use ground bison in this soup I just prefer it over ground beef because it is leaner with the same protein content. You can also substitute with ground chicken or ground turkey for lighter options.
If you like a bit of spice in your soup you can add some Sriracha to it as well. Mmm… Sriracha I will save my love of that delectable sauce for another post!
I halved the original recipe for this post as even half of the recipe will keep you in lunch leftovers for a few days.
Winter Harvest Soup Ingredients:
- Half a pound of lean ground beef
- 2 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 28 oz can of diced tomatoes
- 28 oz of water (I use the can from the tomatoes to measure)
- 1 packet Au Jus gravy (I use the powdered packet found in the sauce aisle of your grocery store)
- 1lb small white potatoes sliced and quartered
- Half of a head of cabbage sliced/shredded (You can use green or purple cabbage)
- 2 large carrots sliced
- 1 tsp granulated garlic
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Heat a large stock pot over medium heat and add olive oil. Brown and cook the ground beef. Once the beef is completely cooked about 3-5 minutes add the can of stewed Tomatoes and water.
Whisk in the Au Jus Packet and continue until there are no lumps from the powder. Add granulated garlic, salt and pepper.
Add in the Potatoes, Carrots and Cabbage.
Reduce heat and simmer for 1-2 hours
Roughly chop the parsley and top each serving