Last weekend, Woolworths was selling whole pumpkins for $2 and that's a BARGAIN! Naturally, I grabbed one for myself and it must weigh over 2kg and Ox Tail was on special too! I was one very happy gal and combined both of them into a most delicious soup!
It was so delish that we both had seconds straight away and trust me, it will take your breathe away.
Pumpkin Soup with Ox Tail serves 8
1kg ox tail
1kg pumpkin, skinned - cored - cut into chunks
2 large carrots, cut into chunks
2 celery stalks, cut into chunks
2 large tomatoes, cut into chunks
1 large brown onion, cut into chunks
1.5 litre of hot chicken stock
2 tbsps rock salt / to taste
- In a large deep stainless steel pot, add all your ingredients and cook on high for 30 minutes with lid half covering the pot. Turn down to low and cook for the next 3 hours OR
- In a large slow cooker, add all your ingredients and cook it on 'medium / auto' setting for the next 8 hours
- Serve hot immediately on its own
This soup is great for freezing and is suitable for re-heating in the microwave