Rick's Vegetable Beef Soup

"This is my version of a basic beef and vegetable soup. I've also done this in a crockpot starting it before going to work and ready to eat when I get home."
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Ready In:
2hrs 15mins




  • In a large pot, brown beef in hot oil.
  • Add bouillon, spices, and water.
  • Bring to a boil; reduce heat.
  • Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hour.
  • Add remaining ingredients.
  • Return to boiling; reduce heat.
  • Cover and simmer 1/2 hour or until vegetables are done.
  • Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

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  1. Stacky5
    This was SO good!! And SO easy! The flavor was just perfect, in my opinion. The only thing I did different was add about 1 1/2 cups of chopped cabbage because that's a favorite ingredient of mine in vegetable soup. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe, Rick! It's definitely a keeper for my house!!!
  2. drdelozier
    Very good soup! I reduced the water to 6 cups, added 1 T. sugar and 2 T. ketchup. This made it a little thicker and a sweetness that my husband and daughter like. Thanks for a great recipe!
  3. PattyinOK
    Easy and delish! I added some Carlo Rossi for some depth.
  4. dorcas383
    This was my first time making vegetable beef soup and it turned out really well. It was delicious!! My family really loved it.
  5. tajgood1
    This was absolutely wonderful! I made it before a big snowstorm and it was so nice to enjoy while being stuck inside. I will make this again and again. Thanks for sharing.


  1. barbacious
    Just like mom would make. I was making a bouble batch and failed to use a pot large enough. I had to skimp on some of the vegetables. The soup was still good. I also used beef base instead of the bouillon.
  2. GaylaJ
    Very good! I made per instructions with the exceptions of substituting beef soup base for the bouillon, and using frozen green beans rather than canned. I usually include more herbs and spices in my soups, but this is a wonderful basic soup recipe--thanks for posting it!


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