With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Old-Fashioned Beef Vegetable Soup

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Old-Fashioned Beef Vegetable Soup

Chilly days require warm tummies and a bowlful of beef vegetable soup does a great job of that!

ingredients chopped and ready to go

three quart jars for the freezer and a little more than a quart for dinner
Old-Fashioned Beef Vegetable Soup


Yields 4-quarts

1 1/2 lbs. stew beef, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2+ tablespoons oil
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 large onion, chopped
3 celery ribs, chopped
3 large carrots, peeled and chopped
4 cups water
4 cups beef broth
28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
4 cups cabbage, coarsely chopped
1 bay leaf
1 cup corn (I cut from the cob but frozen or canned corn works too)
1 cup fresh or frozen green beans
1/2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce (optional)
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 Tbs. brown sugar (optional)
1/2 - 3/4 cup small dry pasta, cooked and drained


Blot beef cubes dry with a paper towel.  In a large pot or dutch oven, saute meat in small batches, in oil on medium-high heat until all sides are brown. Set aside.

Saute garlic, onion, celery and carrots in oil, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add browned beef, water, broth, tomatoes, cabbage and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered until beef is tender, about an hour. Add corn, green beans, hot sauce, salt, pepper and brown sugar to soup; simmer 10 minutes more. Stir in cooked pasta and heat through.


Debbie Huffaker said...

Love homemade soup. This looks delicious....reminds me of my Mamaw's cooking....she was an awesome cook, too!

Cattails said...

This looks so good. It is raining and cool here today and this would be a delicious lunch.

Debby Ray said...

Lorriane, I made some veggie-beef soup last weekend and yours looks very much like mine...I use nearly the exact same ingredients! I like it thick and chunky...and it gets better each time it is warmed up I think. Today I am making broccoli/cheese soup for a ladies event at church...my first attempt :)

Carol Z said...

Looks great on this rainy day. I made a pot of turkey stew yesterday and I think soup is my next cooking project. Keep cozy!

Lorrie said...

This looks like a delicious soup - perfect for a rainy day.

Catherine said...

Simply a perfect meal for this chilly, damp, rainy autumn weather!! Catherine

Ann Thompson said...

oh boy does that ever look good. I could go for a bowl of that right now

Just a little something from Judy said...

It is raining. It is cold and overcast. It is almost 5:00pm, and I am hungry. What could possibly taste better, than your beef stew! I just know it would be the best part of my day:) Once again, you make it look better than I ever saw beef stew look!

Leslie said...

This is my kind of cozy meal for a fall day! I love soup so much with soft rolls or toasty bread and your recipe looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.

Barbara F. said...

I just love your blog and your posts, Lorraine. Your photos are fabulous. This recipe is a keeper, and I need to make a pot of this post haste!

NanaDiana said...

You are SUCH a good cook, Lorraine...and baker-for that matter!

This looks delicious. I have never canned soup but that is smart! xo Diana

podso said...

It looks nutritious and delicious. And the bonus is enough to freeze. We have enjoyed a lot of soups and chili from friends as I recover. So warming and comforting.

corners of my life said...

Ahhh - Let the Soup Sundays begin . . .

Suzanne said...

This looks delicious Lorraine! Can't wait to try it--expecting rain and cool temps the next few days, this will be perfect:-)


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