A heart-warming soup to eat on a cold, rainy, winter’s day.

Beef and Bean Soup

A heart-warming soup to eat on a cold, rainy, winter's day.
Course Main Dish
Keyword beef soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6 people


  • 1 splash olive oil
  • 1 kg Potjiekos beef pieces
  • 2 Onions chopped
  • 2 Carrots chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves chopped
  • 2 T Ground coriander
  • 250 gr White beans soaked overnight
  • 1 T Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 T Wholegrain Mustard
  • 10 cups Beef Stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil in your biggest, heavy-bottomed pot
  2. Brown meat in batches - don't overcrowd the pot
  3. Fry onions and carrots until soft
  4. Add garlic and mix
  5. Add the rest of the ingredients
  6. Bring to boil, turn down heat, cover and simmer for 2 or more hours
  7. Take the lid off and let the soup thicken
  8. Taste and season to taste
  9. The soup is ready when the liquid is thick and the meat and beans are soft.
  10. Serve with crusty bread and butter and a glass of red...

Recipe Notes

I am neither a chef nor a photographer...

I suggest starting the soup at 11, open a bottle of red at 12, play Uno with the kids and eat at 5 - the perfect way to while away a cold, rainy Sunday.