Barb's Hearty Beef and Vegetable Soup

READY IN: 3hrs 45mins
Recipe by Barb G.

I have been making this hearty soup for as long as I have been cooking. My mom and my grandmother always made soup like this,it does take time but worth it. My family loves this soup & looks forward to coming to dinner when I say, I'm making soup. It is loaded with vegetables. A great to use left over vegetables.

Top Review by um-um-good

This was fantastic soup! Instead of noodles, I added barley. I soaked about 1 1/2 cups barley in a bowl of water. That way they would be plumped up from water & not all the yummy stock. When i added the barley, it prevented the barley from turning into a mushy mess. LOVED IT!!! My kids ate every single veggie loaded into the soup without any complaints-delicious! 04/30/10 (update) I LOVE this recipe! Made it for the Crockpot - just fried the meat ahead of time. Threw it all together, cooked on Low for 8 hours & it was perfect!!!! Also, i only had 1 can of tomatoes, so this time I topped it up w/ tomatoe juice....turned out fantastic again!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown stew meat in a large stew pot sprayed with cooking spray; add the chopped onion, bay leaves and the water; cook until meat is tender.
  2. Add celery, carrots, potatoes, and cook until just tender.
  3. Add canned tomatoes, green beans, peas, corn, squash, cabbage, basil, salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Let simmer( just bubble) 45 to 55 minutes so that flavors can blend.
  5. Add pasta and cook until pasta is tender, taste & adjust spices.
  6. Serve with your farorite cornbread or crusty bread, enjoy.

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