Saturday, January 17, 2009

Vegetable Beef Soup

This is one of the better things I make, but the recipe is kind of hard to write since I don't measure any of the ingredients. But here's what I do.

  • Stew beef
  • White onion, chopped
  • Mushrooms
  • Corn - This & the tomatoes are the only canned products I use. The rest are fresh ingredients.
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Celery, chopped
  • Carrots, chopped
  • Green beans
  • Potatoes
  • Miniature pasta (you can use ABCs or regular noodles)

I cook the meat on the stove top first. This creates a nice beef broth to be a base for the soup. When you add the diced tomatoes, you don't drain them. The combination of the tomato and beef is a yummy broth. Once the beef is cooked, I add all the veggies. Then I let it simmer for a few hours. I add the pasta last and only cook for about 20 minutes afterward. If you cook much longer, it gets soggy.

I serve it with cornbread and it's great comfort food. It also freezes well.

I am making this tomorrow, because we can eat it as leftovers next week. I'll do 2 pots at the same time and freeze one of them for later.


NesrstaFamily said...

Oh my gosh! All this looks soooo good. I am going to try some of these...thanks for sharing!

Melanie said...

Cool! Let me know if you have any good recipes. I'm always looking for something new to make.