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Slow-Cooker Vegetable Soup Recipe

Slow-Cooker Vegetable Soup Recipe

What a treat to come home from work and have this savory soup ready to eat. It's a nice traditional beef soup with old-fashioned goodness. We pair it with crusty rolls topped with melted mozzarella cheese. — Heather Thurmeier, Pense, Saskatchewan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours YIELD:8-10 servings


  • 1 pound beef top round steak, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 3 celery ribs, sliced
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 3 beef bouillon cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen mixed vegetables


  • 1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 12 ingredients. Cover and cook on high for 6-8 hours. Add the mixed vegetables; cover and cook 2 hours longer or until meat and vegetables are tender. Yield: 8-10 servings (about 2-1/2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

Diabetic Exchanges: 1 cup (prepared without salt) equals 1 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable; also, 143 calories, 464 mg sodium, 31 mg cholesterol, 15 mg carbohydrate, 13 gm protein, 3 gm fat.

Reviews for Slow-Cooker Vegetable Soup

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Reviewed Jun. 18, 2015

"Loved this soup and it's so easy to make. The only change I made was that I used beef stew meat instead of steak. Will definitely make this again and again and then yet again! I found it very tasty and not at all bland. It has a permanent place in my recipe box."

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2014

"Given that the first ingredient in this recipe is '1 pound beef top round steak', I find the title a little inaccurate."

Reviewed Sep. 10, 2014

"Very tasty nutritous meal that takes very little prep time. Great to put in the slow cooker on a cold morning, if you want to come home to a wonderful smelling dinner!"

Reviewed Mar. 31, 2014

"This was delicious, though I did modify a bit. I used 4c organic low sodium beef broth & put in more carrots & potatoes instead of mixed veggies, I used frozen spinach, corn, & cut bean, along with dried Kale powder. This increased the fiber & nutrient content & made a few additional servings. Stuck with the same seasonings though & it was a very good hearty soup. I will make it again."

Reviewed Mar. 11, 2014

"One of our favorite winter meals!"

Reviewed Feb. 10, 2014

"I've been making this recipe for years and it's still my favorite vegetable soup recipe. Great flavor and it's so easy!"

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2014

"Yum! Made this for dinner this past weekend. My first time making a vegetable soup. My changes: I pre-cut the meat the night before and seasoned it with Tastefully Simple seasoning salt and garlic powder and I let it refrigerate overnight. I used fire roasted diced tomatoes and red potatoes. Lastly, I used 6 cups of low-sodium beef broth instead of the water/bouillon. I also (sort of) doubled the batch, so when I was done adding everything to my 6-Qt slow cooker, there was absolutely no room to add the frozen mixed veggies for the last hour. We honestly didn't miss it.The whole family (and a couple friends that were visiting) loved it! I will make it again. My Mom thinks adding diced rutabaga might add to the flavor as well."

Reviewed Nov. 12, 2013

"This is one of our favorites..pair w/ corn bread and you have a wonderful winter meal..that cooked while you were away!"

Reviewed Feb. 20, 2013

"Love this soup! I make it all the time. My young children love it too."

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2012

"This was very good. I used a large can of our garden tomatoes and a large low-sodium beef broth instead of the bouillon cubes and water. Like the previous reviewer, it reminds me of the vegetable soup I ate when I was a kid. My husband liked it, too. Will make again."

Reviewed Nov. 27, 2012

"Used a can of tomato juice instead of water and it is close to mom and grandma's vegetable soup I grew up with!! My 6 year old loves it and it's so easy!"

Reviewed Sep. 20, 2012

"Made it several times. It's one my husband has requested time and time again."

Reviewed Apr. 22, 2012

"This soup was very disappointing. While it was healthy, it lacked flavor. My husband has already asked me not to make this again."

Reviewed Feb. 23, 2012

"slow cooker vegetable soup with the first listed ingredient round steak?"

Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

"Wow, this is a great soup recipe! Made a couple of changes. I used fire-roasted diced tomatoes, thyme instead of basil (I didn't have basil), and a dash of Trader Joe's Flower pepper in addition to the pepper in the recipe (out of concern for lack of flavor after reading one of the pervious reviews). I also used 3 cups of beef broth instead of water and boien. No flavor problems with the reciepe, for me."

Reviewed Jan. 31, 2012

"Great for freezing! My hubbys favorite!"

Reviewed Jan. 28, 2011

"I think I would add some chopped or shredded cabbage to the recipe"

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2011

"The recipe this magazine came in is tattered and worn from making this soup so many times. Our family of 7 loves it. I usually double it (or more) so we can have some leftovers for lunch. One of the best! Very forgiving recipe, too; You can add whatever you have on hand and it tastes delicious, either made in the slow-cooker or on top of the stove."

Reviewed Jan. 18, 2010

"Doubling this recipe fits nicely in a 6-qt crockpot. Some changes I made: I used crushed tomatoes (all I had on hand) and I didn't use celery (none in the cupboard). Everyone in my family of 5 said this was a keeper for sure. I will probably either add beef broth instead of water the next time or a few more beef cubes to make it a bit less tomato flavored. We found this to be very flavorful overall and I enjoyed it's simplicity as well. Served with fresh bread to round the meal."

Reviewed Aug. 6, 2009

"My family and everyone I gave this recipe to absolutely love this soup. I make this often. It is delicious and very easy to make. Definitely not bland if you follow the receipe. Excellent. I have made this for several years."

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2008

"We were all looking forward to eating this soup. It smelled delicious. We were, however, very disappointed in the taste. It was bland and slightly bitter. I won't be making it again."

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