Beef Vegetable Soup
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 9 hours
- 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 3 cups water
- 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 can (11-1/2 ounces) V8 juice
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 cup sliced carrots
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
- 2 teaspoons dried basil
- 1 bay leaf
- In a nonstick skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in salt and pepper.
- Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 9-11 hours or until vegetables are tender. Discard bay leaf before serving.
Nutrition Facts1-1/3 cups: 217 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 536mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 3g fiber), 15g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch.
Jun 2, 2019
This is delicious! I make a version of this all the time. V8 juice is a great addition. All experienced cooks know how to ramp up the flavor be it with more broth or herbs and spices. I use a dried vegetable mix I get from herb/spice purveyors plus fresh carrots, celery and onions. This is a good recipe alone or as a jumping off point.
Mar 5, 2018
I substituted chicken broth for the water and added a tablespoon of chicken base and the recipe was still tasteless. Very disappointing.
Dec 22, 2017
Nice flavor, easy to make. I added 2 minced garlic and twice as many carrots. Delicious!
Sep 18, 2016
We thought this recipe was fantastic! It tastes quite similar to my mother-in-law's delicious "Autumn Stew" and we enjoyed it just as much. I did substitute a quart of my home-canned tomato juice for the V-8 and water, which really complimented the soup. I look forward to making it again!
Apr 27, 2014
just no bay leaf
Apr 13, 2014
I use beef broth as an earlier poster suggested, extra garlic, a big handful of frozen corn. I think mushrooms , white beans and fresh spinach leaves would be good additions. This time I added half an envelope of ranch dressing mix. Easy and quick to make,
Dec 11, 2012
Just a little bland. I might try the beef broth instead if I make again.
Mar 16, 2012
For some reason this recipe tasted very "tomato-y" to me; not sure why since there is only 1 can of diced tomatoes and 1 can of V8. Perhaps I would eliminate the V8 and try another liquid in it's place should I make this again.
Feb 18, 2012
Bland. Lacks seasoning.
Feb 11, 2012
I loved this. I cooked the meat and chopped the vegetables the night before. (I left the chopped potatoes in salted water to keep from turning brown). In the morning I threw everything in the slow cooker before I went to work. When I came hoem it was done. So easy. The only thing I changed was for the water I added half water and half low-sodium beef broth.