Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe

Posted on Oct 23, 2013

We all know that there is nothing better than coming home and having a bowl of warm and delicious soup as meal. There is quite a huge selection of soup recipes which are tasty and also incredibly healthy for us. Among them you should consider picking a vegetable beef soup recipe which is guaranteed to make wonders for your body in a cold winter day.

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This soup is one of the homemade soups which can also be refrigerated and kept in a freezer for a long time. The ingredients you have to use for your vegetable beef soup are:
– two tablespoons olive oil
– one pound lean ground beef
– chopped onions
– sliced carrots
– diced potatoes
– some beef bouillon cubes
– chopped green pepper
– a few crushed tomatoes with juice or a can of pulp tomato juice
– garlic powder, salt, black pepper, celery and two bay leaves.

Cooking instructions
You start by putting the oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. You then add the beef and the onion. Stir for a few minutes until the mixture turns brown but make sure that you don’t burn it. The meat will give up its fat so you should drain off the excess fat and then add the herbs and seasonings. You should stir the meat and onion until all the flavors are nicely blended. The next step would be to add the water, celery, potatoes, pepper and carrots. Further on, you should stir everything together and simmer. Leave the soup covered for about half an hour. If the vegetables seem not to be tender enough after 30 minutes, you should let them simmer a little bit longer. Make sure that the water covers all the ingredients so that they can be well cooked. Given the fact that the quantities for the ingredients are adjustable for this vegetable beef soup recipe, you should taste the soup from time to time in order to make sure that it has the desired taste and consistency.

The great thing about this vegetable beef soup recipe is that you can experiment with the ingredients. All people have different tastes and if some ingredients are not to your liking, you can replace them with others. Beef also goes well with zucchini or cauliflower. If you want a lighter soup, you can skip the olive oil and saute the onions and the meat in some vegetable broth. When you want to serve the soup you can garnish it with some fresh parsley leaves or some grated cheese. It is particularly good when you eat it with warm, toasted bread.