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Quick and Easy Winter Soup


Winter Soup
Winter Soup


Quick and Easy Winter Soup

Author Sarah Fragoso


  • 1.5 lbs stew meat diced
  • 1 butternut squash peeled and diced
  • 4 carrots chopped
  • 1 purple onion diced
  • 4-6 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups beef broth or water and a sea salt to taste, I used Trader Joe's brand gluten free beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • Black pepper to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker, mix well and cook on low for 8 hours.  This is a great base for soup that you can be more creative with!  Try adding in some cayenne for a kick, more or different veggies (I just used what I had left lying around), or like someone suggested on my facebook page, add some fresh ginger!!  This was total comfort food....


Sarah Fragoso

Sarah Fragoso is an international best selling author of 6 books, co-owner of the Chico, CA based gym JS Strength and Conditioning, and founder of the Everyday Paleo franchise. Sarah is the co-host of the popular Sarah and Dr. Brooke Show podcast and she also conducts workshops and retreats on the subjects of nutrition, lifestyle and fitness.

Her message is from the heart and she carries a genuine desire to help other families looking for guidance. These attributes have contributed to her successes and provide the drive to keep the discoveries coming.

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  1. Tracey says:

    Can’t wait to try this recipe Sarah, thank you yet again!!!

  2. I’m happy that you’ll be doing podcasts. It sounds like they’ll be fun. Oh, and the soup looks great.

    1. Thanks Richard – they will be fun! When Chrissy and I are together it’s always a blast! : )

  3. Tom R. says:

    Watch out, Robb Wolf. Looking forward to the podcast and making this stew to take to work for lunch (and breakfast) next week.

  4. Georgia says:

    I’ve got it simmering in my slow cooker as we speak. How did you know I was looking for this recipe this morning??!

    1. Georgia!! I’m also a mind reader… ; ) I hope you enjoy the soup!

  5. This is fantastic! I let it cook all day and then didn’t actually eat it till the next day and it was fantastic….ummm did I say that already. Thanks for posting

    1. So glad you liked it Tammy!!

  6. Georgia says:

    this was DEEElicious. My boys loved it. Had it for leftovers last night and again it was great.

  7. Sage Bast says:

    So, so good! And easy, as usual.

  8. I just bought all of the ingredients and when I got home I realized the recipe was for a slow cooker. Is there any way to make it in a soup pot on the stovetop?

    1. Hi Megan! For sure! Saute the onions first, add the meat and brown it for a few minutes with the onions, add everything else, bring to a boil, and then simmer for 45 min – 1 hour or until the meat and veggies are tender. : )

  9. Love the recipes. I just wanted to make sure 2 tbsp of cumin vs 2 tsp. All your recipes have been awesome but this soup was really strong with the cumin. It was very dark brown and didn’t look like the pic you posted. Thanks again for all the ideas. Looking forward to the cookbook.

    1. Hi Jay, I did use 2 tbsps of cumin… Maybe it was the brand of cumin you use?? Maybe next time cut the cumin down for sure if it was that strong! I’m sorry!!

  10. Good stuff, we really enjoyed this one!!

  11. Added 1lbs of cubed turnips and 2 cups of sea-salt water; in the slow cooker time now.

    1. Hi thad,
      Love the turnips idea!

  12. matt price says:

    Did this with venison and man is it good, also added a little curry powder and the flavor is fantastic.

  13. Sarah says:

    Hi Sarah. I made this before and it was great! Planning to make em again but thinkin of adding some coconut milk to make it bit more creamy. Will it work?

    1. Sarah says:

      Hmmm, you could try! I might change the spices up a bit to go better with the coconut milk like maybe some Garam Masala instead of the cumin?

  14. Kerri Kinzer says:

    Greatttttt recipe!! Thanks once again for delivering amazing food!!!

  15. Steven says:

    This looks absolutely delicious. My wife does not like squash so much though 🙁 do you think yams/sweet potatoes would work just as well?

    1. Sarah says:

      Yes, absolutely!

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