Mushroom Soup from the Inn at Bree

Preparation time: 20 min. Cooking time: 70 min. Easy - for beginners Serves: 4-6


A warm, hearty meal that will satisfy any hungry traveler.


  • 6 tablespoons butter - divided
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped onion
  • 2 cups of finely chopped carrots
  • 2 cups of finely chopped celery
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 cups of beef broth
  • 3 1/2 cups of water
  • 1 small can of tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1/2 pound of mushrooms, chopped very fine
  • 1/4 cup of dry sherry


In a large saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons butter. Add onion, carrots, celery, & garlic & sauté for 3 minutes.
Stir in beef broth, water, tomato paste, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat. Simmer 1 hour. Purée the soup with hand mixer, (or in batches using food processor or blender). Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet, add mushrooms, and sauté for 5 minutes. Add to the pureed soup. Add 1/4 cup of dry sherry. Heat thoroughly and serve.

Serves 4-6

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