Saturday Thoughts...Beefy Mushroom Soup


After a Friday morning of appointments, my husband and I stopped by our local family restaurant (where we usually have morning coffee with Myrna) and had a nice “senior” lunch.  After a cup of good soup, we had large servings of “Chopped Steak with Onions”; which was tenderized sirloin with wonderful caramelized onions, and green beans, with peppermint ice cream for dessert.  Neither of us could eat all of our steak, so I brought it home in a sandwich take-out box.  
On that Saturday, one of the coldest here in 2021 so far, I made this soup recipe from “Taste of Home Down Home Cooking for 1 or 2" that I had been looking at.  It calls for cooked roast beef, but I subbed in our chopped steak and the onions as well.  We wanted a little vegetable in our soup too, so I added a half cup of frozen peas to the original recipe.  I used home-canned beef broth and canned mushroom slices as that’s what I had on hand in my pantry.  If you have mushrooms leftover, freeze them to use in another recipe.
We loved it…I’ll make it again. 
                Beefy Mushroom Soup
  1        medium  onion -- chopped
     1/2 cup  sliced fresh mushrooms
  2        tablespoons  butter
  2        tablespoons  all-purpose flour
  2        cups  beef broth
     2/3 cup  cubed cooked roast beef
     1/2 teaspoon  garlic powder (I substituted minced garlic)
     1/4 teaspoon  paprika
     1/4 teaspoon  pepper
     1/8 teaspoon  salt
  1/2    cup frozen peas (optional)
            Dash  hot pepper sauce
            Shredded mozzarella cheese -- optional
In a large saucepan, sauté onion and mushrooms in butter until onion is tender; remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. In a small bowl, whisk flour and broth until smooth; gradually add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes.
Add the roast beef, garlic powder, paprika, pepper, salt, pepper sauce and onion mixture; cook and stir until heated through. Garnish with cheese if desired.
Yield:   Makes 3 cups or 2 servings"


  1. Sounds delicious and what a great substitution for the roast beef.

  2. Looks great. I love mushrooms. Beef is my favorite meat.


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