Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 hrs
The best vegetable beef soup I have ever had. I have been making this for over 20 years and it is that perfect soup to warm your soul. It is very hearty and filling, but very low in fat and good for you. It cooks all day in the crockpot, so you have very little work to do. Enjoy it as much as I do! I prefer to use fresh green beans in the soup, but if you want to use frozen that is fine. I have one friend who throws in an 10 oz pks of frozen mixed veggie, but I like the fresh veggies better. Cooking time reflects how long it needs to be in the crockpot.
- 2 lbs stew beef chunks
- 15 ounces crushed tomatoes
- 1 lb baby carrots
- 2 stalks celery, with tops Sliced
- 2 onions, Diced
- 4 red potatoes, Diced
- 3 cups water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 beef bouillon cubes
- 15 ounces corn
- 2 cups fresh green beans, snapped and cut into 1 inch pieces (frozen is ok)
- 10 ounces tomato soup
- 10 ounces water (soup can)
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- Put all ingredients in a 6 quart crock pot and stir well.
- Cover and cook on high for 6-8 hours. If you cook on low, you need a minimum of 12 hours.
Very good soup! Followed recipe mostly as it called, except didn't have fresh green beans, used 1 can green beans. You must cook on high for at least 7 hours to get all veggies cooked through and soft, and you must cook on high. Served these with grilled cheeses, and the whole family of 5 thouroughly enjoyed!! This recipe is in my cook book to stay.
It's cooking in the crockpot now. I put it on high because I want it in about 5 hrs. We'll see. Til then I tasted the broth and its fabulous. I made a few changes out of necessity: instead of 3 cups of water I used 2 c. College Inn bold tender beef stock(it was facing an outdate) and 1 c. Water in place of 4 bullion cubes and 3 c. Water, home canned qt. tomatoes, and my crockpot is so full that I didn't have room for the tomato soup and 1can water. I'm pretty sure my crockpot is 6 qts. Can't wait til 6:00 to try it. More later
I've made this recipe about 10 times. It was one of the first things I made when our family stopped eating junk and started cooking from scratch. It is absolutely delicious and all my kids love it. We pair it with drop biscuits and that makes a meal. One slight change I always do: I brown each piece of stew beef. It just makes it more tender and juicy. This is one of our favorite family recipes and it's extremely easy.