Homemade & Hearty: Soup
We just love recipes where you can basically toss everything in the pot and let it simmer away!
This recipe is easy with tender beef.
There is some prep involved but most of the time is hands-off as the soup simmers.
This soup can be adapted to whatever veggies you have on hand.
This soup reheats and freezes well.
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Ingredients and Swaps
MEAT Just like a beef stew, chuck is our first choice because it is so tender. Use a chuck roast and cut it yourself. You can also use beef stew meat, skirt steak, or even brisket. If substituting ground beef, it won’t need to simmer for a long time to tenderize.
VEGETABLES The vegetables in this soup definitely let you eat the rainbow. If you’d like to use frozen vegetables, they can be added along with the corn and beans.
SEASONINGS Onion and garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, & pepper keep this beef soup savory with a simple and hearty flavor. This recipe uses dry spices, if adding fresh, stir them in with the beans and corn.
How to Make Homemade Beef Soup with Veggies
Brown beef in small batches. Soften onion.
Add broth, tomatoes (with juices), & seasonings per the recipe below and simmer until the beef is tender.
Add vegetables (potatoes, carrots & celery) and simmer.
Add beans and corn, simmer a few minutes more.
If you’d prefer you can make slow cooker vegetable beef soup or cook it in the Instant Pot. For the Instant Pot, follow the same cook times as our beef stew recipe.
Tips for the BEST Soup
Brown the beef in small batches. Browning adds flavor. If the pan is crowded, the beef will steam instead of brown.
When adding liquid, scrape up the brown bits in the bottom of the pan for more flavor in the soup.
The beef should be fork tender before adding the veggies. If the beef is not tender, it likely needs more time, cover and cook 20 minutes more and check it.
To thicken the broth a little bit mix a tablespoon or so of cornstarch with an equal amount of water. Stir into the simmering soup and let it cook for at least 1 minute.