Beef and Leek Vegetable Soup

Servings 4 people


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 large leeks chopped
  • 2 large cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 large carrots peeled and diced
  • 1 small head cauliflower chopped
  • 1 large stalk celery diced
  • 4 cups low sodium beef broth or use homemade
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin


  • Heat the olive in a large saucepan with a tight-fitting lid over medium heat until hot. Add thyme, leeks, and garlic; cook and stir for 5 minutes.
  • Add ground beef; cook, crumbling with a spoon, for 10 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients (carrots through cumin).
  • Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until beef is cooked through and vegetables are tender.


SERVING SUGGESTION: A big salad tossed with Leanne’s Basic Vinaigrette.
NUTRITION: per serving: Calories: 343, Total Fat 23g, Cholesterol 70mg, Sodium 2148mg, Total Carbohydrates 16g, Dietary Fiber 5g, Protein 30g Points: 10
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