Mock Turtle Soup


  • 2 lbs. ground beef

  • 2 large onions, chopped

  • 10 ounces catsup

  • 1 1/2 quarts water

  • 1 can brown gravy

  • 2 t. Worcestershire sauce

  • 3/4 c. browned flour

  • 3/4 c. cold water

  • 3 bouillon cubes

  • 1 t. salt

  • 1 t. pepper

  • 1 T. brown sugar

  • 1 T. vinegar

  • 1 t. each cloves and allspice

  • 3 bay leaves

  • 2 hard cooked eggs, chopped

  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced

  • Sherry, optional

Brown meat and onions together. Add the catsup, water and gravy. Bring to a boil. Mix together the Worcestershire, flour and water and stir in. Stir in remaining ingredients except the eggs, lemon and sherry. Simmer, covered, for 2 hours. In the last 5 minutes add the eggs and lemon slices. Add a splash of sherry if desired.


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