So i’ve wanted to make soup for a while, I keep seeing pictures pop up on Instagram and they look yummy, but i’ve NEVER made soup before, so i took this as a challenge.
How many does it serve? 4 people
How long does it take? 1 hour 40 mins
Is it syn free? Hells Yeah it is!
What do i need?
– 600g of large onions (red or normal!)
– 2 garlic cloves or 2 tsp’s of lazy garlic
– Fry light
– bit of Thyme
– 1.5 litres of beef stock made from Bovil/ failing that if you don’t have bovil you can just use an oxo cube with 1 litre of hot water
– 1 tblspn of sweetener
– Salt & pepper
What do I do?
Spray a large sized frying pan with fry light and set to a medium to high heat.
Halve the onions and slice them thinly. Finely slice the garlic if you’re using the real stuff and throw in the frying pan. Stir and cook for 6-8 minutes before turing the heat to low. Allow to cook gently for about 30 mins (OR until lightly brown/or you can see they’re soft, don’t let them burn or go crispy!)
Add the thyme stuffs, you only need a little! and stir and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Pour in the beef stock and bring to the boil. Cover, reduce the heat to low and simmer gently for 40-45mins stirring occasionally. you can throw in the sweetener and seasoning as well now.
This soup doesn’t really thicken, (for some reason i thought that it might!) it’ll reduce a lot but its not a thick soup, so leave it for the 40-45 minutes to do its thing and then serve straight away. I put mine in the fridge and am going to microwave and put it into a thermos and take it to work with me for lunch!