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Recipe: Vegetable Beef Soup

January 10, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

I’ve never been a huge fan of soup, but the other day I started craving vegetable beef soup.  After looking at several recipes, I decided to do some combining and tweaking to meet my family’s preferences.  This is not an especially low carb soup (I estimate it has about 20 g of carbs per serving), but since the majority of those come from the potatoes, I am thinking you could leave them out to lower the carb count.  I haven’t had a potato in so long, I decided to leave them in 🙂  The recipe below is for 8 servings.


  • 1.25 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion white or yellow
  • 1 (28 oz) can stewed tomatoesnext time I’m going to use half or just one 14.5 oz. can
  • 6 cups beef stock use unsalted for 3 cups, regular for the other 3
  • 1 cube beef bouillon
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 2 potatoes skin on, cut into bite size pieces
  • 12 cup fresh green beans
  • 12 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 12 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 12 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 bay leaves


Brown the beef and onion in a large stock pot.  Drain any grease, then add the tomatoes, beef stock, bouillon, celery, potatoes, garlic, thyme, basil and bay leaves.  Cover and cook about 45 minutes (or until the veggies are tender).  Add the green beans and frozen corn and cook another 5 minutes.

Ease: The part that takes the longest is cutting everything up – the onion, the potatoes, celery, and prepping the green beans.  Other than that, it was smooth sailing.  This is a meal that I’d save for the weekend just because it takes almost an hour to cook and about 30 minutes to prep.

Whole-Family Appeal: 2 of 3 thumbs up – DS hardly ate any of his.  He was turned off by the potatoes, even though I tried explaining that he was basically eating the middle of a french fry.  Oh well, we’ll try again with him sometime.  Meanwhile, DH and I will still eat this!

Wouldeatitagain Factor: Yeahbsolutely.  This fed us a hearty dinner on Sunday night (served with a piece of Swiss cheese and a slice of whole grain bread w/ butter), and gave us lunch for Monday and Tuesday.

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