Paleo Bison Vegetable Soup

Recipe Revisit for February 5, 2012

I've always loved my mom's vegetable soup with ground beef, but it's full of potatoes, peas, and corn.  This soup is a great way to have one-dish meal prep, meat and vegetables, in one pot. It's also great when anyone is sick or even a little worn down. This is what I came up with for those situations -  it's so good!

I poured a container of V8 Low Sodium Vegetable juice in a stock pot. (I've got to can some tomato juice this summer again)
 I added 2 cups of chicken stock. (or even better, bone broth)

 I peeled and cut up 3 pounds of organic carrots. (those packaged one are sprayed with chlorine - yes, chlorine, like in the swimming pool.....)

I chopped up half a large head of cabbage and threw that in, too.
 Next went  2 packages of fresh mixed mushrooms and a chopped yellow pepper. (Sometimes I do zucchini and onion - change it up)

I added sea salt, pepper, smoked paprika, and turmeric. I put a lid on that and turned it up to boil.

In a large skillet I cooked up 2 pounds of bison burger. ( I also sometimes use grass fed cow, or llama burger)
I added it to the soup and stirred. I knew if the cabbage and carrots were soft, then dinner was ready!

(I doubled this recipe, but I often feed Ger, so you decide. It's easy to double.)

                    Here he is, perfecting his overhead squat - it's a beautiful thing to behold.