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So'o-yosopy is the Guarani for 'Sopa de Carne' which is a beef stew from Paraguay. Guarani is one of the official languages there.

Servings:Serves 6
Calories per serving:650
Ready in:40 minutes
Prep. time:15 minutes
Cook time:25 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:21st January 2013

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Beef AND parmesan!





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  1. Pulverise the minced meat in a food processor and set aside including any juices.
  2. Heat the oil and sauté the onions and pepper or chillies until the onions are softened.
  3. Add the tomatoes and cook until the mixture is thick and well blended, about 5 minutes.
  4. Cool the mixture slightly.
  5. Put the beef and its juices into a saucepan.
  6. Stir in the onion and tomato mixture and add the unsalted stock or water, mixing well.
  7. Bring to the boil over a moderate heat, stirring with a wooden spoon.
  8. Add the rice or vermicelli and simmer, still stirring, until tender for about 15 minutes.
  9. At this stage, and only at this stage, season. If you do this before, the meat may separate from the liquid.
  10. Cook for a few more minutes, stirring constantly and serve in bowls, garnished with the Parmesan cheese.

Serving suggestions

Serve with a baked sweet potato or boiled cassava and some bread or Sopa paraguaya.


Omit the rice or vermicelli and add 2 thinly sliced carrots to the onion and tomato mixture with a teaspoon of dried oregano.

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