Saturday, December 20, 2008

Crock Pot Vegetable Beef Soup

Earlier in the week North Texas received their first cold snap of the season. Finally Texas got a bit of cold winter weather. Our temps got down to the 30's so it was definitely soup weather. 

There's nothing more comforting on a cold winter day than a steaming - hot bowl of soup and leaf of crusty bread. My kids are not too crazy about soup unless its tomato or chicken noodle, but my husband and I love homemade soup.  

This recipe for Crock Pot Vegetable Soup is very versatile so you can use group beef, stew meat or use your favorite cut of beef. The vegetable are just really whatever you have on hand. I always serve this soup with a loaf of homemade beer bread



Crock Pot Vegetable Beef Soup


1 1/2 pounds beef stew meat, chuck eye or ground beef

6 - cups hot water
1 - 14 oz can low sodium beef broth

1 - 8 oz can tomato sauce
1 - 15 oz can diced tomatoes
1 - packet dry onion soup mix
1 - tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce 
oregano, to taste
dried basil, to taste
onion powder. to taste

garlic powder, to taste
2 - 3 celery sticks chopped
2 - carrots, sliced
1 - 16 oz bag frozen mixed vegetables
4-5  potatoes, diced

salt and pepper, to taste

In a large soup pot, brown the ground beef and drain. If using beef add a bit of oil and brown. 


Add the meat to a 6 quart crock pot. Add water, broth, diced tomatoes, spices, onion soup, worcestershire, tomato sauce and bay leaf. 

Add the vegetables (except potatoes) and cook on low for about 6 hours. Add the potatoes the last 2 hours. 

Remove bay leaf before serving .

Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with salt, pepper or parmesan cheese. 

servings: 6-8
  

7 comments:

YaYa's Funhouse said... #

Tina, I wanted you to know I tried the banana recipe you posted using a cake mix...It was the absolute best bread I have ever made. Thanks for sharing. It's been awhile since I have posted a recipe. I have been so busy visiting the twins. You should check out my blog for an update.
Thanks again.

Reeni said... #

This would be perfect here too, we are buried in snow! It looks great!

Mary | Deep South Dish said... #

Looks delicious!

priscilla joy said... #

this looks so yummy, especially on those cold days. 30 sounds warm tonight. right now it is around 0 degrees!

Mediterranean Turkish Cook said... #

Oh I remember those cold days here in Houston. I even got a cold from it and still trying to get over it! This stew would have been the answer but I was so sick, I had no energy to cook. I will try it another time though. Looks really good.

Anonymous said... #

I know its an inconvenience but how many people does this serve?

Marla said... #

I don't have Paula Dean house seasoning as called for in your veggie beef soup. What seasonings could I use to replace that? Thanks so much