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Savory Winter Soup Recipe

Savory Winter Soup Recipe

Even my father, who doesn't particularly like soup, enjoys my full-flavored version of traditional vegetable soup. He asked me to share the recipe with Mom, and I gladly obliged! —Dana Simmons, Lancaster, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours YIELD:14 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 3 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 cans (10-1/2 ounces each) condensed beef broth, undiluted
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup each diced carrots and celery
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cut green beans
  • 1 cup cubed peeled potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onions over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain.
  • 2. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low until vegetables are tender, 6-8 hours. Yield: 14 servings (3-1/2 quarts).

Recipe Note

To save chopping time, use frozen sliced carrots and cubed hash brown potatoes in Savory Winter Soup.

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Jessie User ID: 8977919 257560
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2016

"This lends itself very well to fresh ground venison. We have a lot! For that i used a very hearty beef stock. Also easy to pile in a ton of veggies for the kids! Perfect in the crockpot! Will make again."

Lostmama User ID: 8452364 241780
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2016

"Very good and hearty winter soup added a quart of tomatoes,and cabbage and omitted potatoes add them when I take it out of freezer.i"

emalverty User ID: 5502154 226112
Reviewed May. 9, 2015 Edited Jun. 25, 2017

"Great soup might try adding cabbage. It's delicious either way."

tipou User ID: 5632831 74321
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2014

"I don t eat soup,but i tried this one tasted it and its simply delicious very good can t stop at one bowl.Try it you will not regret it : ) have fun"

princesschikee User ID: 4318096 27374
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2011

"This is my second time making it. Such an easy recipe and is so good and healthy Definitely a keeper."

nramsey User ID: 3436141 29075
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2010

"This soup is delicious. My family loved it. I like it because it is a great way to get your daily serving of veggies."

penoll User ID: 1982847 81970
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2008

"One nice thing about vegetable soup you can add any vegetable you have on hand. Use your imagination. This soup is a great starting point."

margaret jane User ID: 2785449 33220
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2008

"This is excellent with cabbage added. Make it simple--use 1 Cup Coleslaw. Also, a couple of teaspoons of dill weed is good!"

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