Beef & Vegetable Soup Recipe
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Beef & Vegetable Soup Recipe

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I've been making this for more than 20 years. The beer makes people stop and wonder what the unique flavor is. Try it, I know you'll love it! —Tammy Landry, Saucier, Mississippi
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed beef broth, undiluted
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh carrots
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1 cup chopped peeled turnip
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 176 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 939 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 17 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until heated through. Discard bay leaf. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Beef & Vegetable Soup in Simple & Delicious November/December 2009, p18

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Reviewed Aug. 15, 2012

"This is good soup. Not terribly exciting but good flavor and hearty. I added fresh corn and used my own homemade beef stock. Will make again for sure"

Reviewed Aug. 29, 2011

"The beer taste was too strong."

Reviewed May. 8, 2011

"I used an Orange Blossom Cream Ale because that was what we had in the fridge. I also added a cup of frozen peas and a cup of frozen corn. Coarsely chopped the onion, carrots and celery in the food processor and added oregano. It had a very sweet flavor to the broth. I also used ground turkey. This is a keeper. Serve with yeast rolls to soak up the broth and it's devine!"

Reviewed Jul. 12, 2010

"This recipe was very tasty and my husband is not allowed tomato or tomato products so this was great."

Reviewed Feb. 10, 2010

"I'd suggest looking for a different beef & vegetable soup recipe. There are so many out there... and I was disappointed with this one. I thought it would be great, and the beer seemed like a great ingredient. However, the broth was not satisfying, all four people in our family disliked this dish."

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