Beef Potato and Quinoa Soup

Beef, Potato and Quinoa Soup by Nutmeg Nanny

Soup season….don’t you love it?  I seriously cannot get enough of the stuff.  This beef potato and quinoa soup recipe came from the amazing blog, Skinny Taste.  Have you ever been there? I suggest you take a look. She has plenty of amazing and delicious recipes.  Plus all of her recipes include Weight Watcher point values.  This makes making dinner super easy and convenient.

Now onto the soup.  This recipe includes one of my favorite health foods, quinoa.  Which while researching I found out is actually a seed (not a grain) and is related to beets, spinach and tumbleweed.  It is also gluten free and very high in protein.  Perfect for anyone looking for a nice substitution to rice, couscous or potatoes.

Beef, Potato and Quinoa Soup by Nutmeg Nanny


Beef, Potato and Quinoa Soup


2 teaspoon olive oil
6-7 scallions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tomato, diced
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/2 pound beef, cubed into small bite size pieces (I used skillet steak, which is a thin credit card size steak - trimmed of all fat)
1 1/2 containers beef stock (48oz)
1 carrot - peeled and sliced
2 tablespoon green bell pepper - diced
2 medium potatoes - peeled and cubed
1 cup cooked quinoa
salt and pepper to taste

Source: Slightly Adapted from Skinny Taste


Saute oil in a large pot, add scallions and garlic and sauté until soft over medium heat, about 3 minutes. Add tomato, cumin, paprika, 1/4 cup parsley and cook another 2 minutes. Add beef, beef stock, carrot, bell pepper, salt and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer on low about 1-1/2 hours, until meat is tender.

Add potato and cooked quinoa and cook an additional 25 minutes.

15 Responses to “Beef Potato and Quinoa Soup”

  1. #
    acanadianfoodie — January 26, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    I saw this soup over there. You sure did her and yourself proud. I will probably be next. It looks like the broth is like the beef and barley soup my mother used to make. Bravo to you!

  2. #
    Keeley — January 26, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    I need to give quinoa another try. I had it once and it was a bit salty, but that’s no reflection on it as an actual ingredient. Great recipe!

  3. #
    Jessica — January 26, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    I’m so excited that your including WW recipes in your blog…thanks!! I am going to try this recipe this week, and it gives me a chance to use up the box of quinoa I have in my pantry:) Looks great!

  4. #
    Joanne — January 26, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Soup is the best thing to eat given this HORRIBLE weather that we’re having! Especially one as tasty as this!

  5. #
    Dana - Food for Thought — January 26, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    I can’t get enough either…. I have been eating a TON of soup lately…. looks great!

  6. #
    Veronica — January 27, 2011 at 12:50 am

    Oh, this looks so hearty and delicious and I so adore hot soups when it’s freezing outside! I love Skinny Taste too. 🙂

  7. #
    megan — January 27, 2011 at 9:31 am

    I love quinoa and this is a great use for it. Looks so hearty an delish!

  8. #
    5 Star Foodie — January 27, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    A wonderfully satisfying and nutritious soup here with quinoa!

  9. #
    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — January 28, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    This looks like a great soup… And a good way for me to start incorporating quinoa into my cooking 🙂

  10. #
    grace — January 28, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    i see quinoa in all kinds of salads these days, but i don’t think i’ve noticed it being present in that many soups–great idea!

  11. #
    Cakelaw — January 30, 2011 at 12:21 am

    This soup looks delicious – it is the only kind of soup I really like.

  12. #
    Barbara Bakes — January 30, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    A perfect soup for our winter weather. Love that it’s healthy too.

  13. #
    plasterers bristol — October 16, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    Sounds really nice, thanks for putting this recipe up.



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