Easy Vegetable Beef Soup
Vegetable beef soup is one of those super easy and budget-friendly recipes.
So hearty, comforting and yet healthy. You can’t go wrong, right? It’s really as easy as you can get. Make a batch of our Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread and everyone will be warm and happy.
All you do is brown the ground beef, chop the veggies and throw it all in a large pot.
In a large pot or dutch oven over medium-high heat brown the ground beef. Drain if needed. Add onions and saute for about 3 minutes.
Add the beef broth (or beef stock), tomato juice, potatoes, green beans, corn, carrots, celery, okra, salt, and pepper.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 30 minutes. Stupid easy, right?
You can certainly use stew meat or cubed chuck roast. But to make sure the meat comes out tender you will need to cook at least another 20-30 minutes.
This is one of those recipes you can use those vegetables that are lying around in your fridge or freezer. If you are like me you have half bags of frozen corn, okra, and peas in your freezer.
I didn’t happen to have any field peas this time but you can mix and match to your taste. Some people don’t like okra. I think it adds a great flavor and it helps to thicken the soup.
Serve with a crusty bread (or cornbread) and enjoy the warmth and comfort of this amazingly flavorful soup.
Easy Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe
Vegetable Beef Soup
- 1 1/2 lb. ground beef
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3 cups beef stock
- 4 cups tomato juice
- 4 medium potatoes, diced
- 14 oz green beans (14-15 oz can)
- 1 cup frozen corn (or canned)
- 2-3 medium carrots, sliced
- 3 ribs celery, chopped
- 1 1/2 cups frozen okra
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- additional salt and pepper to taste
- In a large dutch oven brown the ground beef. Drain if needed. Add onions and saute for about 3 minutes.
- Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 35-45 minutes.