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Basic Beef Soup

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Ingredients
  Beef shank 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Water 8 Cup (128 tbs)
  Carrot 1 , peeled, chopped
  Onion 1 , peeled, chopped
  Chopped celery 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Thyme 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Peppercorns 4
  Bay leaf 1
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), peeled, quartered
Directions

MAKING
1. In a slow cooker or crock pot combine beef, vegetables, aromatics (tied in a spice bag) and water. Stir to mix well
2. Close pot tightly with its lid.
3. Allow the beef and vegetables to cook on HIGH for about 4 hours, or cook on LOW for about 8 hours, if you are preparing the soup for supper.
4. Once meat is tender, using a slotted spoon remove beef shank to a platter.
5. Remove and discard spice bag.
6. When cool enough to handle, shred the meat off the bone.
7. Skim the fat from top off soup.
8. Add shredded meat pieces along seasonings.
9. Cover pot again and let heat on HIGH for 10 minutes

SERVING
10. Ladle the hot broth, meat, and vegetables into warmed soup bowls or dishes.
11. Serve the soup hot accompanied with crusty bread or noodles.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Continental
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Slow Cooked
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Beef
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
240 Minutes
Ready In: 
250 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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