Swedish Meat Soup With Root Vegetables Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexHealthy
Main Ingredient


 Beef bones1 1⁄2 Pound
 Beef2 1⁄2 Pound (Shin, Plate Or Chuck)
 Cold water2 1⁄2 Quart
 Salt1 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Or To Taste)
 Onion1 Medium, peeled
 Whole cloves4
 Green onions/1 leek6 , cut into 1/2-inch slices
 Celery ribs3 , diced
 White turnip1 , peeled and diced
 Carrots3 Large, peeled and diced
 Ground white pepper1⁄2 Teaspoon (Or To Taste)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2465 Calories from Fat 1230

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 136 g209.8%

Saturated Fat 52.8 g263.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 703.2 mg

Sodium 3959.5 mg165%

Total Carbohydrates 59 g19.5%

Dietary Fiber 17.3 g69.1%

Sugars 27.3 g

Protein 241 g482.4%

Vitamin A 790.1% Vitamin C 152.7%

Calcium 37.5% Iron 145.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Put the beef bones, beef and cold water into a large soup pot.
Cover and cook over high heat until water boils.
Add salt and onion studded with cloves.
Reduce heat to simmer; cook for 2 to 2-1/2 hours, or until meat is tender, skimming frequently.
Carefully remove bones, meat and onion from broth.
Discard bones and clove-studded onion. (If using marrow bones, push out the marrow and add it to the broth.)
Cover meat to keep it from drying out and set aside.
Increase heat under soup pot and return broth to boiling.
Add green onions, celery, turnip and carrots.
Cover; bring to boil again.
Reduce heat and simmer vegetables for 1 hour.
Taste; add white pepper and, if necessary, more salt.
Cut meat into bite-size pieces and add to soup.
Simmer 5 minutes.
Ladle soup into heated soup dishes.