Spicy Ground Beef Soup
Comments: A soup that reminds us of really spicy Chinese or Berber soups.
It is possible to get a milder or spicier soup adding less or more hot pepper.
Servings: 4
IngredientsPreparation
  • 4 tablespoons [60 mL] vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 pound [454 g] lean ground beef
  • 1 hot pepper, chopped
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled then diced
  • 2 medium zucchinis, cubed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon [2.5 mL] caraway
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 6 cups [1.5 L] beef broth
  • 2 cups [500 mL] tomato coulis
  • 2 tablespoons [30 mL] freshly chopped cilantro
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Heat 2 tablespoons [30 mL] of the oil into a large casserole.
  • Fry onion dices over medium heat for 3 minutes.
  • Add remaining oil, then ground beef; fry for 7 minutes breaking-up the meat into large chunks [do not crumble].
  • Add chopped hot pepper, sweet potato dices and zucchini cubes.
  • Sprinkle all over with minced garlic, caraway and cinnamon.
  • Salt, pepper aand fry over medium heat for 2 minutes.
  • Pour in beef broth ad tomato coulis.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring.
  • Lower heat and leave to simmer slowly for 25 minutes.
  • Laddle into shallow soup plates.
  • Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro, and serve.