Spanish Style Beef Soup

  Beef Soup “Sopa de Carne de Res” Spanish Style

For those of you looking for a perfect cold winter soup to warm you from the inside out, This Spanish Style Beef Soup is your recipe! 

 Spanish Style Beef Soup

  Beef Soup “Sopa de Carne de Res”

 Around this time of year, it is always good to have a bowl of soup to give you some warm comfort as the cold comes in. It’s even more satisfying knowing that this soup is a healthy hearty choice. We’ve been having lots of rain here in Connecticut and I even have to take out my coat Brrrrrrrr. It’s that time of year when I go crazy making comfort foods such as soups to warm up like my  Creamy Tomato Soup. 

Spanish Style Beef Soup

I made this beef soup for dinner and I just thought, let me share this soup recipe with all of you. I can’t be selfish and be here on a cold day just enjoying this delicious, warm comfort beef soup. I had to put it here on the blog. I’m so happy to share with you one of my favorite soups, Spanish Beef Soup “Sopa de Carne de Res”. I have been publishing recipes here on the blog for almost 4 months and every time I share one of my recipes with you, my readers, I get excited. It’s my goal to bring you my very best. I am certain this Soup will prove just that. Also, check out my Beef Stew Caribbean Style

This Beef Soup is one of my childhood favorites. It’s the most flavorful, hearty soup I have ever tasted.

I remember visiting my grandmother and being so happy every time she made it. I use to eat this soup not only at my grandmother’s house but my mom used to make it as well.  Now I’m hoping to recreate the same emotions and memories with my own family. I get a request from my older kids, who are not leaving at home anymore, to make this Beef Soup when they come and visit. It’s not only special to me because of the tradition behind it but the flavor is truly amazing.white and brown bowls of Spanish Style Beef Soup

This is my first tweak. My grandmother and my mother used to put their meats to cook for at least an hour or longer to get it tender, well I’m am lucky I don’t have to wait that time because I use my pressure cooker and in less than 30 minutes the meat is tender and ready for me to make this beef soup. This is a great kitchen tool. I got this three years ago as a Christmas present and I love it.  Let me know in the comments below if you have an Instant Pot and what other recipes would you like me to share with you using it!

A Pressure Cooker

Don’t get me wrong if you don’t have this kitchen tool at home, no worries. This is only to save you time, but the flavors are the same, trust me I use to make this beef soup without this pressure cooker for years.

 Ingredients you’ll need to make this beef soup:

Ingredients-for-Spanish-Beef-Soup

How to make this delicious comforting Beef Soup:

Step # 1:  Season the meat with some garlic, salt, and black pepper or use 2 tablespoons of my Sofrito. Then, tenderize the meat by either using a pressure cooker or cooking the meat for about 1 hour before adding the rest of ingredients. If using the pressure cooker add ⅓ cup water, if not add 2 cups of water, to begin with, and keep adding water until the meat is tender.

Raw Beef and a Pressure Cooker to make Spanish Style beef Soup

Step # 2: After the meat is tenderized transfer the meat and all those flavorful juices on to a soup pot.

Pot with beef for Spanish Beef Soup

Step # 3: Add all the vegetables except the pumpkin(calabaza) or butternut squash (save this for later), water ( about 2 cups),  bouillon or you can substitute by adding 1 tablespoon of salt and some cilantro. Cover and cook for about 20 minutes on medium-high temperature

The first step is to season the meat and tenderize it by either using a pressure cooker or cooking the meat for about 1 hour before adding the rest of ingredients. If using the pressure cooker add ⅓ cup water, if not add 2 cups of water, to begin with and keep adding water until the meat is tender After the meat is tenderized if using the pressure cooker just transfer the meat and all those flavorful juices on to a soup pot. I'm using my round dutch oven Add all the vegetables except the calabaza or squash, water, bouillon, cilantro, cover and cook for about 20 minutes. Add the calabaza within 15 minutes of cooking when the squash is already tender, mashed with a fork a few pieces of the squash and the potatoes to make the broth creamy and tick. It also provides that beautiful orange color to the beef soup. Let it cook for 5 to 10 extra minutes and let the soup rest before serving it

Pot-of-Beef-soup

Step # 4: Lastly, add the Pumpkin(Calabaza) and let it cook until tender. This vegetable tends to cook really fast. Then, when the squash, pumpkin, and potatoes are tender, mashed a few pieces of these vegetables with a fork,  to make the broth creamier and ticker. It also provides that beautiful orange color to the beef soup. Cook for about 10 extra minutes or until your desired consistency.

adding-Calabaza-to-Beef-Soup

serving spanish style beef soup

This beef soup is just a whole meal on itself but in my house, a cup of fluffy white rice is part of the combo and let’s not forget a piece of avocado Yummy :). I’m getting hungry just writing this.  You can also add lime or some hot sauce for a kick. 

Spanish Style Beef Soup

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white and brown bowls of Spanish Style Beef Soup

HOW TO MAKE SPANISH BEEF SOUP “SOPA DE CARNE DE RES”

For those of you looking for a perfect cold winter soup to warm you from the inside out, This Beef Soup is your recipe!

Course Soup
Cuisine Latin American
Keyword comfort food, Healthy,
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 462 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pound beef chuck
  • 1 ½ pound beef short rib cubes (boneless)
  • 4 garlic cloves (peeled and pounded)
  • 1 tablespoon salt (I use kosher)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube (substitute for vegetable, beef bouillon or 1 tbs salt)
  • 4 large potatoes (diced)
  • 2 large carrots (peeled and diced)
  • 1 cup celery (diced)
  • 1/2 cup noodles ( or cabbage)
  • 2 cups pumpkin ( you can use butternut squash it's just a little sweeter)
  • 2 to 3 sprig cilantro (make sure to take them out before serving)
  • 4 1/3 cups water (⅓ is for the pressure cooker)

Instructions

  1. Season the meat with some garlic, salt, and black pepper or use 2 tablespoons of my Sofrito. Then, tenderize the meat by either using a pressure cooker or cooking the meat for about 1 hour before adding the rest of the ingredients. If using the pressure cooker add ⅓ cup water, if not add 2 cups of water, to begin with, and keep adding water until the meat is tender.

  2. After the meat is tenderized transfer the meat and all those flavorful juices on to a soup pot.

  3. Add all the vegetables except the pumpkin(calabaza) or butternut squash (save this for later), add water ( about 2 cups),  bouillon (you can substitute by adding 1 tablespoon of salt) and some cilantro. Cover and cook for about 20 minutes on medium-high temperature

  4. Lastly, add the Pumpkin(Calabaza) and let it cook until tender. This vegetable tends to cook really fast. Then, when the squash, pumpkin, and potatoes are tender, mashed a few pieces of these vegetables with a fork,  to make the broth creamier and ticker. It also provides that beautiful orange color to the beef soup.

  5. Cook for about 10 extra minutes or until your desired consistency.

Nutrition Facts
HOW TO MAKE SPANISH BEEF SOUP “SOPA DE CARNE DE RES”
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 462 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 153mg51%
Sodium 1538mg64%
Potassium 1068mg31%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 46g92%
Vitamin A 7395IU148%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 5.5mg31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

*Nutritional Disclaimer: Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.

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    Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe. I like the way you break it down! Yummy!

     

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