In honor of Saint Stephen, the first Christian martyr, we ate St. Stephen's Day Soup today for dinner. Mine ended up being more like a "souped" up potato soup because I used mashed potatoes left over from Christmas dinner instead of cut up boiled potatoes- but much better than my planned potato soup. Also in his honor we made a point to pray for our enemies at our mealtime prayer... [You can read more about Stephen in Acts 6:1-15 and Acts 7:54-60]
Here is the jump-off recipe:
1 large yellow onion
2 C leftover roast, cut into very small bite-size pieces
3 Quarts homemade beef bone broth (more or less - I simmered a big pot with a grass-fed beef bone before making the soup)
2 T butter
1 C leftover mashed potatoes (these were originally skin-on and whipped with butter/milk)
First I made the beef bone broth (super easy - just tossed a big bone in a pot of water with a squirt of lemon juice (couldn't find any apple cider vinegar) and lots of Real Salt. This simmered for several hours. 30 minutes before serving I cooked the chopped onion in some palm shortening, then added the chopped beef roast leftovers. When they were ready I scooped them to one side of the pot, put 2 T of butter in the cleared part of the pot, and added the flour to the melted butter. Once the flour and butter were mixed together I started ladling hot broth in and thoroughly blending it into the butter/flour mixture. Once all of the broth was incorporated I added the mashed potatoes. Then I let it simmer for about 5 minutes before serving.
Oh, this is corny, but instead of stones we had scones with our soup... just because it rhymes...
I hope my adjustments make sense!