Vegetable Beef Soup

Vegetable Beef Soup is the perfect cozy soup and such a good way to use up all those veggies stocked in the fridge!

It’s perfectly hearty and filling thanks to the tender chunks of protein-rich beef and abundance of nutritious vegetables. Plus it’s a versatile recipe so feel free to replace veggies with others you may have on hand.

Servings: 8
Prep20 minutes
Cook1 hour 10 minutes
Ready in: 1 hour 30 minutes


Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs beef stew meat*
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 3/4 cups chopped yellow onion (1 large)
  • 1 1/4 cups peeled and chopped carrots (3 medium)
  • 1 cup chopped celery (3 medium)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp minced garlic (4 cloves)
  • 8 cups low-sodium beef broth or chicken broth
  • 2 (14 oz.) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried basil**
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 lb red or yellow potatoes, chopped into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups (5 oz.) chopped green beans (trim ends first)
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn***
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley


Instructions

  • Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
  • Dab beef dry with paper towels, season with salt and pepper then add half of the beef to pot and brown about 4 minutes, turning halfway through.
  • Transfer to a plate add another 1/2 Tbsp oil to pot and repeat process with remaining half of beef.
  • Add another 1 Tbsp oil to now empty pot then add onions, carrots, and celery then saute 3 minutes, add garlic saute 1 minute longer.
  • Pour in broth, tomatoes, browned beef, basil, oregano, thyme and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer, stirring once or twice throughout, for 30 minutes.
  • Add potatoes then continue to simmer, covered, 20 minutes (you can also add green beans with potatoes if you like them very soft).
  • Stir in green beans and simmer 15 minutes longer, or until all of the veggies and beef are tender.
  • Pour in corn and peas and simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes. Stir in parsley and serve warm.
  • Recipe source: Cooking Classy

Notes

*Look for a fatty marbled batch of stew meat, it will be more tender. Dice any larger chunks bite size as needed.

**1 Tbsp dried Italian seasoning can be used in place of basil, oregano and thyme.

***Fresh corn/peas can be used here as well, just add when adding green beans.



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Comments

  • Looks and sounds amazing

    Marianna Rosen January 15, 2023 6:47 pm Reply

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