Hearty Beef Soup Recipe
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Hearty Beef Soup Recipe

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This quick-to-fix soup, sent in by Marcia Severson from Hallock, Minnesota, feeds 25 hungry tummies. The tender sirloin pieces and diced veggies offer satisfying appeal. Marcia Severson, Hallock, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour Cook: 40 min.
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour Cook: 40 min.
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 4 pounds beef top sirloin steak, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 4 cups chopped onions
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 quarts hot water
  • 4 cups sliced carrots
  • 4 cups cubed peeled potatoes
  • 2 cups chopped cabbage
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 8 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 6 cups tomato juice

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 123 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 428mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 0 fat.


  1. In two Dutch ovens, brown beef and onions in butter in batches; drain. Add the water, vegetables and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Add tomato juice; cover and simmer 10 minutes longer or until the beef and vegetables are tender. Discard bay leaves. Yield: 32 servings (8 quarts).
Originally published as Hearty Beef Soup in Taste of Home December/January 2007, p40

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wvuosu 144370
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2012

"My son, who hates vegetables of any kind, picked this soup one night. I made it and the whole family LOVED it. What an amazing way to fix vegetables!"

angelasandoval 139018
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

"The only substitution I made was tomato sauce + water in place of tomato juice. The soup was tasty, but we like our beef cooked until it's tender. Next time I'll simmer the meat for a time before adding the veggies."

BrightIdeas 121612
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2011

"I have made this recipe several times! My husband doesn't care for soup, but he loves this one! If I'm not making for a group, I'm freezing in our family size portions and lunch bowls that I can grab on the way to work."

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