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
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: 176 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 939mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 17g 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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Lollybert User ID: 6732176 168750
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"

Rockamama User ID: 1263362 167626
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2011

"The beer taste was too strong."

JennyF User ID: 5520956 108055
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!"

maelam User ID: 1412832 186727
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2010

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

MY REVIEW User ID: 2660827 185023
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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