Vegetable beef soup

Vegetable beef soup is a hearty and nutritious dish, perfect for a comforting meal. Here’s a simple recipe for making delicious vegetable beef soup:


  • 1 pound (about 500g) beef stew meat, cubed
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups beef broth (low-sodium)
  • 1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup green beans, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup corn kernels (fresh, frozen, or canned)
  • 1 cup peas (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cups water (or more, as needed)
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)


1. Brown the Beef:

  1. Season the beef stew meat with salt and black pepper.
  2. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
  3. Brown the beef cubes on all sides until they develop a golden-brown crust. This adds flavor to the soup.

2. Saute Onion and Garlic:

  1. Add chopped onions to the pot and sauté until softened.
  2. Stir in minced garlic and sauté for an additional 1-2 minutes until fragrant.

3. Add Broth and Tomatoes:

  1. Pour in the beef broth and diced tomatoes with their juice. Stir to combine.
  2. Bring the mixture to a simmer, scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the pot for added flavor.

4. Add Vegetables and Herbs:

  1. Add carrots, potatoes, green beans, corn, peas, thyme, rosemary, and the bay leaf to the pot.
  2. Stir well to combine all the ingredients.

5. Simmer the Soup:

  1. Add water to achieve your desired consistency. You can add more water later if needed.
  2. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 1 to 1.5 hours until the meat is tender and the vegetables are cooked through.
  3. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper as needed.

6. Serve:

  1. Discard the bay leaf before serving.
  2. Ladle the vegetable beef soup into bowls.
  3. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley if desired.

Enjoy your homemade vegetable beef soup! This comforting and nutritious dish is perfect for cold days or when you need a wholesome meal. Serve it with crusty bread or crackers for a complete and satisfying experience.

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