The winter has been cold and snowy and what better can you heat up with, than a delicious stew. My friend Caro made it once and I have honestly been making this soup nearly every week since. It’s super fast to prepare or you can also pre-prepare it and eat later. In any case, one of my favorite finds this winter.

By the way, you can also put soup noodles inside instead of the potatoes. I always need to prepare a portion, as my oldest doesn’t like the cooked potatoes – grr! Plus I always add the dried spices later…

See what you need here:


400g minced meat (beef)

4-6 carrots, peeled and chopped

4-6 potatoes, peeled and chopped

1.5l water


Dried thyme and/or dried basil (or even oregano)


In a large pot, heat the minced meat. Meanwhile peel and cut the carrots and potatoes and add to the pot together. Top with water and salt. Let boil for approx. 15-20 minutes. Add the dried thyme and basil last, just before serving. And you are ready – bon appetit!