I made this tonight without a recipe. Seriously, the best I have ever made. Perfect dinner for the snowy, cold day we had.
Makes about 8 hearty servings.
- 1-1 1/2 pounds beef chunks
- 6-7 beef marrow bones
- 1 bag frozen peas and carrots
- 1 bag frozen corn
- 1 can petite diced tomatoes
- 1 T Better Than Bouillion, beef
- 1 pound small shells or ditalini pasta
- black pepper
- sweet basil
Chop beef chunks into small 1″ pieces. Place beef chunks and beef marrow bones in a soup pot. Add the 2 bags of frozen vegetables and the can of tomatoes. Drop the Better Than Bouillion on top then add warm water to cover the contents well. Add pepper and basil to taste.
Place the pot on the stove and bring to a boil on medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. It is important not to boil quickly to allow the beef to cook and the bones to release marrow. This takes about half an hour. Once soup begins boiling, add the pasta and boil on medium for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low and allow to simmer for another 10-15 minutes.
Serve with chunky bread (French or Italian).