In the middle of a cozy kitchen, where the smell of sizzling vegetables and the comforting simmer of a hearty stew filled the air, an unforgettable meal was about to begin. Welcome, fellow foodies, to a fun trip where we’ll learn how to make delicious Cajun Ninja Beef and Vegetable Soup Recipe!
In the following articles, I’ll be your kitchen guide and show you how to make this healthy and delicious soup. Not only is it delicious, but it also has health benefits that will leave you feeling fueled and full. If you want to warm up on a cold day or eat a hearty meal to feed your soul, this recipe covers you.
So, put on your aprons and get ready to join me on this delicious journey. We’ll create a cooking masterpiece with simple ingredients that will delight your taste buds and heart. Get started!
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Prep Time: 30 minutes | Cook Time: 2 hours | Total Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Servings: 6-8 | Calories Per Serving: 400 Kcal
- Kosher Salt to Season Beef
- 1 (8oz) Pack of Sliced Mushrooms
- 1 (32 oz) Container of Beef Broth
- 1 Head of Cabbage
- 2-3 lbs of Beef Stew Meat
- 3 Sticks of Celery
- 2 Bay Leaves
- Black Pepper To Season Beef
- 2-3 Baking Potatoes
- 3 Carrots
- 6 Cloves of Garlic
- 1 Bell Pepper
- 1 (12 oz) Bag of Frozen Corn
- 2 (46 oz) Bottles of Tomato/Vegetable Juice
- 1 Tablespoon of Cajun Seasoning
- 1 lb Green Beans Snapped
- 1 Onion
- 1 Handful of Fresh Parsley
Tools and Equipment You’ll Need:
- Big Pot: A large, heavy-bottomed pot for cooking the soup.
- Cutting Board: To chop and prepare vegetables.
- Knife: A sharp chef’s knife for cutting vegetables and beef.
- Measuring Spoons: For precise measurement of spices and seasonings.
- Big Bowl: To hold the cooked beef when it’s set aside.
- Stirring Spoon: A long-handled spoon for stirring the soup while it cooks.
Instructions For Cajun Ninja Beef and Vegetable Soup Recipe
Step 1: Get Ready
Start by using a big pot on medium heat.
Step 2: Season the Meat
Sprinkle some salt and pepper on the beef pieces.
Step 3: Chop Veggies
Cut the onion, bell pepper, and garlic into small pieces.
Step 4: Cook the Beef
Put some oil in the pot and add the beef. Cook it until it turns brown.
Step 5: Set Aside the Beef
Take the beef out and put it in a big bowl.
Step 6: Sauté Veggies
Now, put the onion, bell pepper, and garlic in the pot. Keep stirring the pot every now and then. Cook them for 25 minutes.
Step 7: Prepare More Veggies
While the veggies are cooking, cut the potatoes, celery, and carrots into big pieces. Also, snap the ends of the green beans, chop the parsley, and cut the cabbage into big pieces. Put them aside.
Step 8: Add Broth, Juice & Mix Everything
When the sautéed veggies are soft, pour in the beef broth and tomato/vegetable juice. Put the cooked beef back in. Add Cajun seasoning and two bay leaves. Add cutting mushrooms, green beans, cabbage, parsley, potato, celery and carrots.
Step 9: Cook Slowly
Let it boil, then cover it and let it simmer for 1 hour.
Step 10: Add Corn
After an hour, add the frozen corn. Let it boil again, cover, simmer, and cook for another hour.
Step 11: Serve and Enjoy
Put the soup in your bowl and enjoy your delicious meal!
Here is the Cajun Ninja Beef and Vegetable Soup Recipe video link:
Here is the more Cajun Ninja Recipes:
- Cajun Ninja Jambalaya Recipe
- Cajun Ninja Pastalaya Recipe
- Cajun Ninja Chili Recipe
- Cajun Ninja Red Beans and Rice Recipe
Tips and Tricks
- Properly Season the Beef: Make sure you add salt and pepper to the beef before you cook it to improve its flavor.
- Sauté the Aromatics: Cooking the onion, bell pepper, and garlic in the pot before adding other ingredients helps develop a rich base flavor for the soup.
- Use Quality Broth: High-quality beef broth and tomato/vegetable juice will greatly impact the taste of your soup.
- Simmer Slowly: Letting the soup simmer slowly allows all the flavors to meld together. The longer you simmer, the richer the flavor will be.
- Adjust Cajun Seasoning: The amount of Cajun seasoning can be adjusted to your spice preference. Start with less and add more if desired.
- Taste and Adjust: Taste the soup before you serve it and add more salt, pepper, or Cajun seasoning if you think it needs it.
What Can Serve with This Dish?
- Crusty Bread or Baguette: Serve slices of crusty bread or a warm baguette on the side for dipping into the soup.
- Rice: A scoop of white or brown rice can be served alongside the soup for a heartier meal.
- Salad: Salad with a light vinaigrette dressing goes well with the meal and makes it more refreshing.
- Cornbread: Cornbread is a popular classic side dish for soups and stews and complements the Cajun flavors.
- Crackers: A plate of crackers, such as saltines or oyster crackers, is a quick and easy option for some added crunch.
Storing and Reheating Tips
- Storing: After cooking and serving, allow the soup to cool to room temperature. Keep it in the refrigerator for up to 3–4 days in an airtight container.
- Freezing: You can freeze soup to store it longer. Cool it completely before transferring to airtight containers or freezer bags. Leave some room for expansion, seal tightly, and freeze for up to 3 months.
- Reheating on the Stovetop: To reheat, place the desired amount of soup in a pot on the stovetop. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until it’s heated through.
- Reheating in the Microwave: To reheat soup in the microwave, put it in a container that can go in the microwave. Stirring it in between, heat it for 1 minute at a time until it reaches the temperature you want.
- Thawing Frozen Soup: If you’ve frozen the soup, let it thaw overnight in the fridge before using one of the above methods to reheat it.
Common FAQs: Cajun Ninja Beef and Vegetable Soup Recipe
Can I use chicken instead of beef stew meat?
Yes, you can substitute chicken if you prefer. Adjust the cooking time accordingly, as chicken will cook faster than beef.
What if I don’t have Cajun seasoning?
You can make your own Cajun seasoning by blending paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, thyme, salt, and black pepper.
Can I use fresh corn instead of frozen?
Yes, you can use fresh corn. Just be sure to cut it off the cob and adjust the cooking time as fresh corn cooks faster than frozen.
How can I make this soup spicier?
To add more heat, you can increase the amount of Cajun seasoning, add red pepper flakes, or include hot sauce to taste.
As our cooking adventure comes to an end, we’ve seen how simple ingredients can be turned into a hearty and tasty masterpiece. Once the beef stew meat was perfectly seasoned, it came together with a variety of vegetables to make a symphony of flavors in our pot.
This perfectly simmered Cajun Ninja Beef and Vegetable Soup Recipe is a warm and comforting hug on a cold day. Just the smell can take you to a place of comfort and happiness. So, whether you’re looking for comfort from the cold or just a hearty and filling meal, this recipe is your ticket to culinary bliss.
May the delicious smell of homemade soups always fill your kitchen, and may your heart and stomach always be full. Happy cooking until our next culinary adventure!
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