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Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe

Hearty Vegetable Beef Soup: A Comforting Classic

 

As the seasons change and a chill fills the air, there’s nothing quite like a steaming bowl of Vegetable Beef Soup to warm your soul. This timeless recipe brings together tender chunks of beef, a medley of hearty vegetables, and a rich, savory broth that’s both comforting and nourishing. Whether you’re seeking a comforting meal on a cold winter day or a nutritious family dinner, this Vegetable Beef Soup is a go-to choice. Let’s dive into how to prepare this classic dish that’s sure to become a household favorite.

Ingredients:

For the Vegetable Beef Soup:

  • 1 pound lean beef stew meat, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup corn kernels (fresh, frozen, or canned)
  • 1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 8 cups beef broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions:

Prepare the Vegetable Beef Soup:

  1. In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the bite-sized beef stew meat and brown it on all sides. This should take about 5 minutes. Once browned, remove the beef and set it aside.
  3. In the same pot, add the chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté for about 2 minutes or until the onion becomes translucent.
  4. Return the browned beef to the pot.
  5. Add the chopped carrots, celery, diced potatoes, green beans, and corn kernels to the pot. Stir everything together.
  6. Pour in the can of diced tomatoes (with the juice) and add the beef broth.
  7. Drop in the bay leaves and sprinkle the dried thyme over the ingredients.
  8. Season the soup with salt and black pepper to taste. Be cautious with the salt, as the beef broth can be quite salty. You can adjust the seasoning later.
  9. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover and let it simmer for about 30 minutes or until the vegetables and beef are tender.
  10. Once the soup is ready, remove the bay leaves and discard them.

Serve and Garnish: 11. Ladle the hot Vegetable Beef Soup into bowls.

  1. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley.
  2. Serve with crusty bread or crackers for a complete and hearty meal.

Cook’s Notes:

  • You can customize the vegetables in this soup according to your preferences. Feel free to add or omit ingredients like peas, green bell peppers, or even diced squash.
  • If you prefer a thicker soup, you can add a slurry made from 2 tablespoons of cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons of cold water. Stir it into the simmering soup until it thickens to your liking.
  • Leftovers of this Vegetable Beef Soup can be stored in the refrigerator and will often taste even better the next day as the flavors meld.
  • For a richer flavor, you can brown the beef with a touch of flour before adding the vegetables and liquids.

Vegetable Beef Soup is a timeless and comforting dish that’s perfect for warming up on cold days or enjoying a wholesome family dinner. With its tender chunks of beef and a vibrant assortment of vegetables, this soup offers a delightful combination of flavors and textures that will satisfy your taste buds. Whether you’re preparing it for a special occasion or simply for a heartwarming meal, this classic recipe is a winner every time. Enjoy the comforting embrace of Hearty Vegetable Beef Soup! 🍲✨

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