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beefy vegetable soup

Recipe by
Jenny Powers
Abingdon, VA

I watched my Grandmother and Mother make a version of this soup for years. It was always delicious . I never had a recipe, but developed my own. It is hearty, tasty and filling. My family and friends love this soup.

yield 8 to 10
prep time 20 Min
cook time 3 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For beefy vegetable soup

  • 2 can
    petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 lg
    can of tomato juice
  • 4 can
    beef broth, reduced sodium
  • 2 can
    corn, drained
  • 2 can
    green beans, drained
  • 4
    carrots, peeled and sliced thin
  • 1
    large onion, diced
  • 4
    medium russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 3 c
    chopped cabbage
  • 3
    ribs of celery, large dice
  • 2 lb
    sirloin or chuck, diced
  • 2 Tbsp
    dried basil
  • 3
    bay leaves, dried
  • 2 lg
    cloves of garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil

How To Make beefy vegetable soup

  • 1
    In a large soup pot, brown meat and onion for about 10 mins in olive oil. Salt and pepper while browning.
  • 2
    Add all ingredients except the tomato juice. Stir well and add the tomato juice.
  • 3
    Bring to a boil and simmer for 2 to 3 hours.
  • 4
    Optional My Mother always fried some fat back bacon and poured the grease in the soup. We then ate the bacon. The soup is plenty flavorful without it.
  • 5
    I also serve this with cornbread. My recipe for it is in my kitchen