South American beef and capsicum soup

    South American beef and capsicum soup

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    About this recipe: This cheery, main meal soup is sure to appeal to the heartiest of appetites. Lean pieces of beef are simmered slowly in a rich, spicy tomato and red capsicum broth that's studded with golden corn and creamy butter beans. Serve with warm tortillas to complete the meal.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 50 g chorizo sausage, skinned and diced
    • 500 g lean beef stewing steak, cut into 1-cm strips
    • 2 (400 g) cans chopped tomatoes
    • 125 g chargrilled red capsicums, drained and thinly sliced
    • 500 ml water
    • 1 (400 g) can butter beans, drained and rinsed
    • 350 g frozen corn kernels
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

    Directions
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Fry the chorizo in a heavy saucepan or flameproof casserole dish over a medium heat for about 5 minutes until some of the fat is released and the chorizo is slightly crispy. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the chorizo to a bowl, leaving the oil in the pan. (This will add flavour to the soup with no need to add any extra oil.)
    2. Return the pan to the heat and add the beef. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes until evenly browned.
    3. Return the chorizo to the pan with the tomatoes and their juice, capsicums and water. Bring to the boil, then stir in the butter beans, corn, oregano and paprika. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer over a low heat for 30 minutes until the beef is tender. Season to taste and serve scattered with parsley.

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