Sunday, March 13, 2011

Alphabet Beef Vegetable Soup

 
Good morning everyone! Today's post is going to be a quick one, so I apologize in advance. We have a lot's of things on our to do list, so I really need to get busy. Today I'm sharing a yummy Alphabet Beef Vegetable Soup recipe with y'all. Now that the cold weather is pretty much behind us we won't be eating too many soups around here.

Well, fingers crossed on that one because we do live in Texas, so the weather can change in the blink of an eye. I found this recipe in the October 2009 issue  of Family Circle Magazine. My kids loved the little alphabet noodles, but what I loved most about this soup is that it was cooked in the crock pot.

You will have to saute' the meat and the vegetables in a skillet first, but doesn't take any time at all. After that the rest the cooking time is done in the crock pot. My whole family really enjoyed this recipe and we will definitely be making it again.

Cut beef into about 1 inch pieces and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large non stick skillet over high heat. Add beef, don't over crowd the skillet. Cook for 2 minutes and then transfer the meat to a large slow cooker. Add onions and carrot to the skillet and saute for 3 minutes.

Transfer contents of skillet to slow cooker. Add tomato sauce, beef broth, chicken broth and green beans. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours. Remove the cover and add the peas, corn and noodles. Cover and cook for an additional 45 minutes.




Alphabet Beef Vegetable Soup

Ingredients: 
1 1/2 lbs - beef sirloin, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 1/2 - teaspoons salt
1 /2 - teaspoon ground black pepper
Dash of Emerils Essence (couple shakes)
2 - tablespoons vegetable oil
1 - small to medium onion, finely chopped
3 - medium sized carrots, finely chopped
1 - 15 oz can tomato sauce
3 - cups low sodium beef broth
2 - cups low sodium chicken broth
4 - ounces green beans
2 -cups frozen peas, thawed
2 - cups frozen corn, thawed
1 - 1 1/2 cups alphabet noodles, uncooked

Directions:
Cut beef into pieces and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large non stick skillet over high heat. Add beef, don't over crowd the meat. Cook for 2 minutes.

Transfer the meat to a slow cooker. Add onions and carrot to the skillet and saute for 3 minutes. Transfer contents of skillet to slow cooker.

Add tomato sauce, beef broth, chicken broth and green beans.

Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours. Remove the cover and add the peas, corn and noodles.

If you feel that you need to add some more water feel free to do so. Cover and cook for an additional 45 minutes before serving.

Recipe source: family circle magazine


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13 comments:

Brandie said... #

Crock Pot soup - yes! My husband would go nuts over this. Of course, I think my 5 year old would love it too :)
Have a good day!

Lisa said... #

I just said to my husband last night that we need some new soup recipes and this looks delicious! I can't wait to give it a try :)

HoosierHomemade said... #

Thanks for hosting Tina! And congrats on the Walmart FB mention yesterday :)
~Liz

Micha@ Cookin' Mimi said... #

That looks delicious, Tina. I bet my non soup loving nephew would eat that. He loves noodles and letter noodles would be even better to him.

Hope you have a great week.

Jessica said... #

I threw this in the crockpot as soon as I sawit. Did make a few changes but I am looking forward to it. Smells yummy

Holly said... #

Yum!! Sounds great!

a moderate life said... #

Hi Tina! Oh alphabet soup was a huge favorite of mine as a kid! Love your version filled with good stuff! I am linking up my first attempt to make quiche from scratch. It came out so well it was worth all the hard work! All the best! Alex

Andrea (Andreas Kitchen) said... #

Hi Tina! Today I am sharing my recipe for Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies. Since they don't have flour they are naturally gluten free. I decreased the sugar from the original recipe so they are a little healthier that way too!
Thanks for hosting!

The Self-Taught Cook said... #

Thank you for posting this recipe! It falls into my two favorite categories: soups and crockpot recipes. I can't wait to try it.

thriftycheapskate said... #

that looks wonderful. I added a beef stew/soup to the link up.

Dan and Sam said... #

Hi Tina! I am making this tonight for dinner! I went to 5 different stores looking for alphabet noodles. I finally found some that are really tiny. Where did you find yours????

Anonymous said... #

Hi Tina! I was wondering where you found the alphabet pasta?

Tina Butler said... #

I found the alphabet pasta in the Mexican/Latino isle.