Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Crockpot Vegetable-Beef Soup


Yesterday I mentioned my recipe for Crockpot Vegetable-Beef Soup. It is quick and easy to assemble, the ingredients are easily stocked in the freezer and pantry, and this sound is perfect for a fall or wintry day! My sister-in-law gave me the original recipe many years ago.



My recipe card shows the signs of wear and tear, as it has been used many, many times.  Each time I have prepared this recipe, I have made changes to it to suit my family's preferences.

For example:
  • We like this soup better with more potatoes, so I increased the amount to 2 cups.
  • I increased the amount of water/ broth, because of the increased volume of potatoes.
  • I decreased the amount of salt and pepper. (Half a tablespoon still makes a spicy soup, but the original amount of one full tablespoon was just too much salt and pepper for our tastes!)
What follows is the version of the recipe that I now make quite frequently.




Crockpot Vegetable-Beef Soup

Printable Recipe: Click here.


Ingredients:

1 lb. beef cubes (stew beef, cut into bite sized pieces) 
2 cans (14 oz.) diced tomatoes
2 cups potatoes, cubed
1 large onion, diced
4 tsp. beef bouillon, dissolved in 4 cups water - or 4 cups beef broth
1/2 tablespoon salt
1/2 tablespoon pepper
2 boxes or 1 large bag (32 oz.) frozen mixed vegetables (i.e. carrots, corn, green beans, peas and lima beans)

Directions:

Place all ingredients except frozen vegetables into a crock pot and stir. 
Cook on low overnight, or on high heat for 6 hours.
The next morning (or a few hours before serving) add frozen vegetables.
Cook until heated through, the meat is done and the vegetables are tender.
Serve for lunch or dinner.






Do you have a favorite soup recipe that you make often?

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11 comments :

  1. This soup looks yummy! Do you have a recipe for hamburger soup? It's quick and so good, too! If you don't have it, I will send it to you.

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    1. I would love to have your hamburger soup recipe Lynn!! Thanks!

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  2. I'm going to try this for the coming weekend as well Susan. I love vegetable soup but since I'm not a very good cook I've never tried to make it! I'm commenting now and will come back and pin it and share it when I'm not on my phone! Friday is the big day for Izzy keep your fingers crossed although we won't get the results until the 18th!

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    1. Wondering if you made the soup Rena - and hoping for a good report for Izzy!!

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  3. I'm making this for sure! I love my crock pot and use it at least once a week, but I don't have a recipe for vegetable beef soup. Yum!

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  4. Mmm...this sounds good! I haven't ever made beef soup but I love using my crockpot. Going to put these ingredients on the grocery list. Thanks! :)

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    1. I hope you enjoy it also Marie. It is a good recipe, because the ingredients are easy to keep on hand, and doesn't take long to prepare. It has quite a kick with the pepper - you can adjust the amount to suit your family preference.

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  5. It may be summer now but after seeing your soup recipes I'm craving some homemade soups. This one looks great too. Perfect to put on during the day so we can come home from work to a home cooked meal. yum. I'm pinning so I can make this when I get the ingredients. Thanks! :)

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  6. This soup looks tasty & hearty. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Ducks ‘N a Row Party.

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    1. It is a nice meal, especially when served with crusty bread. :)

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