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Greek Beef Soup recipe (Kreatosoupa)

Greek Beef Soup recipe (Kreatosoupa)

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  • Author: Eli K. Giannopoulos
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 120 min
  • Total Time: 125 min
  • Yield: 6-8 portions 1x
  • Category: Soups
  • Method: Boiled
  • Cuisine: Greek


For a cold winter’s day; hearty, aromatic, warming Greek beef soup (Kreatosoupa) with vegetables and potatoes for the whole family to enjoy!


  • 1 kg beef, cut in portions (35 oz.)
  • 3 tbsps olive oil
  • 3 carrots, peeled and cut in slices
  • 23 sticks celery, cut in slices
  • 2 white onions, finely chopped
  • 23 bay leaves
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cut in cubes
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 beef bouillon cube
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • water


  1. To prepare this Greek beef soup recipe, first cut the beef into 5cm (2 inches) pieces.
  2. Heat a large pot over high heat. Add the olive oil and beef and sauté, until nicely coloured.
  3. Add the finely chopped onions and carrots and sauté for 1 more minute.
  4. Pour in the same pot approx. 1.5L of water. (The water should cover the ingredients.)
  5. Add the celery, potatoes, bay leaves, thyme and beef cube. Stir well with a wooden spoon.
  6. Place the lid on, turn the heat down and let the beef soup simmer for approx. 2 hours. Check once in a while to remove the foam from the surface with a spoon. Add more water if needed as it evaporates.
  7. After the beef is done add the lemon juice, lemon zest, a splash of olive oil and season to taste.
  8. Serve while still warm with a slice of lemon and chopped thyme. Enjoy!

Keywords: Greek beef soup, kreatospoupa recipe, Beef soup with potatoes and vegetables