Hearty Beef Soup

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Several weeks ago I foraged around for ingredients, laid them all out on the cutting board, and thought a while. *willing the inspiration to come* It was an abnormally chillier day than we had been having so I decided on soup. Branching out from my usual soups, I decided to make a truly “hearty” soup.

Yep! Using beef heart.

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Do you, boo.

Of course, if you don’t have beef heart, you can substitute an equal weight of lamb or veal hearts. As far as veggies go, make your personal subs accordingly and with thought. Carrots for parsnips, leeks (or shallots) for red onions, another variety of pureed squash or possibly sweet potatoes for pumpkin, etc. Homemade BBQ sauce for the Primal Cherry BBQ Sauce I used.

Your soup prep may take longer or shorter to make depending on {but not limited to} mis en place, distractions, tools used, and your stovetop. For me, once I had all ingredients measured/prepped, this came together with about 15 minutes of searing + slow cooker time.

The gateway organ meat.

If you’re still on the fence about organ meat (and all its nutrient glory). Get. Over. It. 🙂 Seriously though.

The heart is one of the best ways to introduce (even if on the sly) someone to “organ meats”. Heart cooks very much like a roast or steak when sliced thin and is incredibly versatile. The heart offers great benefits, like its powerhouse neighbor the liver, but is the best food source of CoQ10.

Heart is a very concentrated source of the supernutrient, Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10, important for cardiovascular health and also rich in kidney and liver), contains an abundance of Vitamin A, Vitamin B12; folic acid, iron, selenium, phosphorus and zinc, and is the number one food source of copper. [1]

So while your taste buds are nomming on this soup, your body is basking in all the awesomeness it will be given.

Nourishing. Fulfilling. Satiating. Fueling. For all ages.

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Hearty Soup
Recipe type: Soup, Entree
Cuisine: AIP, Paleo, Primal
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Serves: 4+
This beef heart soup is packed with nutrient-dense foods and truly is a hearty soup!
  • 1 can organic pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup diced organic carrots
  • 2 cooked beets, chopped (LoveBeets brand)
  • 3 cups bone broth
  • ¼ cup plus 2 TB KC Natural primal cherry barbecue sauce
  • 1 organic red onion, chopped
  • 4 organic cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp organic oregano
  • 1 tsp smoked Maldon flakes
  • 1-2 TB beef tallow
  • 1 beef heart (1.25 lb), cut into 1-inch chunks
optional toppings: chopped cilantro, avocado, fresh diced red onion, or green onion slices
  1. Heat 1 TB tallow in a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Meanwhile, add the ingredients from pumpkin puree to the smoked Maldon flakes in the bottom of the slow cooker crock. Turn it on to low.
  3. Working in batches, sear the beef heart cubes on all sides in the tallow. Remove and add to slow cooker. Continue searing the beef heart, adding more tallow if necessary, until complete.
  4. Stir all ingredients together in the slow cooker crock, cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  5. Ladle into bowls and top with desired extras. This soup goes great with yuca fries or tostones.

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  5 comments for “Hearty Beef Soup

  1. May 17, 2016 at 12:56pm

    Now this would make a nice breakfast soup, especially since it’s still pretty chilly in the morning here! Wish Mastodon barbecue sauce were available up here, will probably try with homemade sauce. Thanks for the recipe, Erin!

    • May 18, 2016 at 8:30am

      Oh, this would make such a good breakfast soup! Hoping Mastodon is available up north soon. I’m happy they’re on Amazon now. Maybe it won’t be too much longer before Amazon.ca has it? *fingers crossed*
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  2. May 23, 2016 at 2:59pm

    Love this! I have a heart in my freezer and I know what I am going to do with it… 😉

    • May 23, 2016 at 7:31pm

      Sounds like soup was in the cards, Mickey! 🙂

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