Warm up with a comforting bowl of Vegetable Beef Soup – a delicious way to utilize the vegetables stocked in your fridge. This hearty and filling soup combines tender chunks of protein-rich beef with an array of nutritious veggies, making it a versatile and satisfying meal.
- 1 1/2 lbs beef stew meat
- 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 3/4 cups chopped yellow onion (1 large)
- 1 1/4 cups peeled and chopped carrots (3 medium)
- 1 cup chopped celery (3 medium)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic (4 cloves)
- 8 cups low-sodium beef broth or chicken broth
- 2 (14 oz.) cans diced tomatoes
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 lb red or yellow potatoes, chopped into 3/4-inch cubes
- 1 1/2 cups (5 oz.) chopped green beans (trim ends first)
- 1 1/2 cups frozen corn
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
- In a large pot, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat.
- Pat the beef dry with paper towels, season with salt and pepper, and add half of the beef to the pot. Brown the beef for about 4 minutes, turning halfway through. Transfer to a plate and add another 1/2 tablespoon of oil to the pot. Repeat the browning process with the remaining half of the beef.
- Add another 1 tablespoon of oil to the now empty pot, then add onions, carrots, and celery. Sauté for 3 minutes, then add garlic and sauté for an additional minute.
- Pour in the broth, tomatoes, browned beef, basil, oregano, thyme, and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add potatoes and continue to simmer, covered, for 20 minutes (you can also add green beans with potatoes if you prefer them very soft).
- Stir in green beans and simmer for 15 minutes longer, or until all the veggies and beef are tender.
- Pour in corn and peas and simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes. Stir in parsley and serve the soup warm.
Note: This Vegetable Beef Soup is a comforting and versatile dish that can be customized with your favorite veggies. The combination of tender beef and nutritious vegetables makes it a hearty and satisfying meal. Enjoy this flavorful soup as a nourishing option during colder days or anytime you crave a delicious, homemade bowl of goodness.