Gail's Homemade Vegetable Beef Soup

Gail Welch Recipe

By Gail Welch sugarshack

My mom was a great cook so I was very honored when she would ask me to make this for her. You may add any LEFTOVER vegetables (peas, beans, corn, carrots.) I think the large elbow macaroni is what makes it unique. I have a friend that adds a can of tomato soup to hers. Serve with cornbread or crackers.


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Ingredients

2 pkg
stew meat (may use ground beef made into cooked meatballs
2 Tbsp
cooking or olive oil
1 tsp
lawry's season salt
4-6 c
water to boil stew meat-enough to cover well
3 medium
potatoes, cut into cubes boiled until nearly done
4 large
carrots, cut into rounds or 1 inch slices and cooked until almost done
3-4 c
water enough to cover potatoes and carrots
1 can(s)
diced tomatoes
2 can(s)
tomato sauce 8 ounces each
1/2 c
corn-canned, frozen or cut off cob
1 can(s)
veg-all or mixed vegetables
1 can(s)
whole, sliced or diced potatoes
1 can(s)
green beans
1 can(s)
carrots, canned (optional)
1/2-1 tsp
black pepper-coarse ground
1/2 tsp
season salt-optional
3/4 c
large elbow macaroni or rotini-cooked (firm) according to package directions
1 can(s)
beef broth-optional
1
bay leaf-optional
1-2 dash(es)
pepper sauce-optional

Directions

1
In large saucepan (5.5 Qt or dutch oven) heat oil. Add beef stew meat that has been sprinkled with season salt. Allow to brown on each side, stirring occasionally. Add water(4-6) cups and boil about 45 minutes -1 hour or until done. Allow to rest while cooking potatoes and carrots. NOTE: If using meatballs- form ground beef into 1-inch balls, season (salt/pepper), cook and drain. Set aside and add to soup after vegetables.
2
Cook in a separate saucepan from the stew meat. Wash, peel and cut POTATOES in chunks. Wash, scrape and slice CARROTS. Boil until almost done. NOTE: MAY COOK POTATOES AND CARROTS TOGETHER OR SEPARATELY.
3
Cook macaroni until done but still firm. Set aside.
4
Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and canned vegetables with liquid to saucepan with cooked stew meat. Bring to a boil and carefully add cooked potatoes and carrots. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add more liquid if needed-beef broth or water. Add optional ingredients, if desired. Boil for about 30 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
5
Stir in cooked macaroni. Boil for about 5 minutes. Allow to sit a few minutes before serving.