The Best Beefy Vegetable Soup

Total Time
16hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 16 hrs

I did a lot of experimenting to come up with a Vegetable beef soup that I really like. Most seem very bland to me or loaded with tomato sauce. This has a little kick to it, but I would never call it "hot" and spicy. Just a mild something extra that you don't usually taste in regular versions of this soup. I prefer to make this in the crockpot. It freezes beautifully. Don't add potatoes until you plan to eat it (microwave, chop, and add), especially if you plan to freeze this dish. I have found that potatoes get mushy in frozen soups.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add the first 2 ingredients to the crockpot.Also add 1 can of v-8 spicy and 1 can beef both. (Save the remaining cans for the next step.) Cook on low overnight for approximately 8-9 hours. The meat should be fork tender by morning.
  2. The next morning, add the rest of the ingredients to the crockpot including the remaining can of v-8 spicy and beef broth. Cook on low til dinnertime, appoximately 8-10 hours.
  3. I will set this up to cook before I go to work and when I get home at around 5, it's ready. Add microwaved and chopped potatoes to each bowl if you want a heartier soup.
  4. Remove bay leaves before serving.
Most Helpful

This was good and easy to make. I used leftover beef from a roast I made the night before. I thought this tasted better the next day after it sat.

bmcnichol July 05, 2012

I searched for a vegetable soup using V-8 juice and this one is absolutely wonderful. I used regular V-8 and added a little Tabasco sauce to rev it up. Hmmmm. Everyone who ate it, loved it. There was NONE leftover. So easy to make too!

Nanski622 January 21, 2007

Made this for an office carry in doesnt get any easier and the flavor was super..Thanks.. will make again for home next time as I didn't get any..

phosman646 January 11, 2007