I bought a hunk of cheap meat at the grocery store, and from experience, I boiled it in the pressure cooker until soft, and then cooled and sliced up the meat and used it in various recipes. When I do that, I end up with beef broth as a by-product- the liquid in which I boiled the beef.
Today, I decided to use that beef broth to make a tomato beef vegetable soup, styled after a Ramen noodle soup that I loved growing up. I left out the noodles and made it loads healthier, free from any chemicals or artificial ingredients, but it's very tasty nonetheless (or perhaps specifically because of that!). It's actually quite simple, no herbs, no weird ingredients, just a few easy ingredients... The beef flavor isn't overpowering at all- I am sure you can make this with chicken broth in place of the beef, and make it vegan by using vegetable broth.
3 large tomatoes
4 cups water
3 cups beef broth (or chicken broth or vegetable broth)
1/4 cup onion flakes
1/2 cup frozen corn
1/2 cup frozen peas
1 tsp garlic powder
Salt to taste
1. Chop up the tomatoes and carrots into small pieces.
2. Mix with the broth and water.
3. Cook until the carrots soften somewhat.
4. Add the rest of the ingredients.
5. Boil until the peas are fully cooked and the carrots are completely soften.
If desired, serve with noodles.
What is your favorite thing to do with beef broth? Have you ever made/had tomato vegetable beef soup before? Does this look like a recipe you'd enjoy?