Sopa a La Minuta
Sopa a La Minuta means “Soup to the Minute” because it is a speedy and healthy soup to make.
- sea salt and fresh ground black pepper
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 medium organic yellow onion, diced
- 1 medium organic red bell pepper, diced
- 2 cloves fresh garlic, chopped
- 4 cups beef broth
- 1 cup water
- 2 medium potatoes cut into bite size pieces
- 1 TB. ground cumin (Foodie Fun Fact)*
- 1 whole bay leaf
Vegetarian Option: replace the ground beef with portabella mushrooms and veggie broth
Foodie Fun Fact: the magnesium and essential oils in cumin promotes a healthy digestion and provides relief to stomach-aches when dissolved in warm water, similar to peppermint steeped in hot water.
In a large saucepan, season the beef with salt and pepper and brown completely. Remove from pan and pour off all but 1 tablespoon of the fat.
Add the onion, bell pepper and garlic to your saucepan. Cook over medium – high heat until softened about 3-4 minutes.
Add the broth, water, potato, cumin and bay leaf. Bring to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes.
Add the prepared meat and cook an additional minute. Discard the bay leaf and adjust seasoning.
Optional Additions: For a little heat, dice a red chilli pepper and add to the vegetables.