Vegetable beef soup is a hearty and nutritious meal that can be enjoyed any time of the year. This delicious soup is packed with vegetables, tender beef, and a savory broth that is sure to satisfy your taste buds. Whether you are looking for a quick and easy meal or a comforting dish to warm you up on a chilly day, vegetable beef soup is a perfect choice.
➤ You’ll need :
▢2 yellow onions, diced
▢2 tablespoons butter
▢1½ pound ground beef I like ground sirloin
▢2-3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
▢1 cup potatoes, peeled and cubed about 2 Yukon Gold
▢1 cup celery, sliced about 2 ribs
▢1 cup fresh green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
▢1 cup carrots, peeled and diced about 2 medium
▢1 cup parsnips, peeled and diced about 2 medium
▢½ head small green cabbage, roughly chopped in bite-size pieces
▢2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
▢½ teaspoon basil
▢½ teaspoon thyme
▢3 cups beef broth or stock preferably unsalted
▢1 cup dry red wine
▢2 (29-ounce) cans whole tomatoes and their juices, crushed by hand I like San Marzanos
▢Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
▢Optional: canned and drained corn, peas or lima beans, about ½ – ¾ cup each
➤ Step-by-Step Guide to Making it :
In a large dutch oven, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Add chopped onions, a pinch of salt, and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.
Add garlic, cook 1 minute until fragrant and then add the ground beef. Break up beef with wooden spoon and cook until no longer pink.
Add the tomatoes, beef broth and wine. Stir well and then add the parsley, basil and thyme. Season with salt and pepper.
Add the vegetables: potatoes, celery, green beans, carrots, parsnips and cabbage (and any other optional veggies).
Stir well to combine and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 1½ hours, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are all tender and the soup broth has fully developed. Enjoy.
➤ Becky’s Tips:
- Use a mix of beef cuts for more flavor and texture. You can also use ground beef or leftover roast beef, shredded or chopped.
- Don’t skip the browning step, as it adds depth of flavor to the soup.
- Use your favorite vegetables, fresh or frozen. Some good options include potatoes, green beans, corn, peas, zucchini, or spinach.
- If you don’t have pasta, you can use rice, barley, quinoa, or any other grain you like.
- Freeze the leftovers in portion-sized containers for a quick and easy meal later.
➤ Nutrition Information:
This recipe makes 6 servings, each containing approximately:
This vegetable beef soup is a great source of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It’s also low in calories and fat, making it a healthy and satisfying meal for any occasion. Give it a try and enjoy the cozy warmth and nourishment it brings to your body and soul.
That’s it, all you have to do is Enjoy !
‘Carammelle’ offers you everyday fresh, fun and easy recipes.
You can find the best quick and easy to make recipes, simple meal planning ideas and cooking techniques.