Cut all the ingredients into small pieces, put the meat and potatoes into the water (I used some beef broth as well to add a depth of flavor), add the carrots and onions, maybe a little salt and pepper and it’s done in an hour.
- Many people also mention garlic. A few cloves can’t hurt.
- Most recipes call for salt and pepper.
- Many also mention thyme. A few mention bay leaves, parsley and sage.
- Some recipes call for using potato water or Pearl Barley to thicken the broth. A few call for flour and others like to mash a couple of the potato chunks and let them thicken up the broth.