Slow-Cooked Beef Vegetable Soup
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours
Makes10 servings (2-1/2 quarts)
I made this delicious soup for dinner last night. I made it exactly as written and it had a wonderful "thick" consistency .... just the way I like soups. I believe the potatoes may have contributed to that. For those that like a brothy soup, I'd recommend adding a can of beef broth. Also, I used frozen vegetable for soup (because these vegetables have frozen okra included..) instead of the regular mixed vegetables. Served with a crusty loaf of bread.... this makes a wonderful chilly weather meal!!
Made this some years ago
Remember that this is a "quick"comfort soup?. Meaning that if you desire to take longer to make one could dive raw carrots or chop onions and celery.. that's always yummy. But it is no longer a "quick: " comfort food. It is a wonderful cold night meal after a long days work. Bless those who have the extra time to make from scratch.
Taste of Home usually features healthier recipes. While this is easy, it was not what we expect from ToH recipes. Maybe for a new cook, it'd work, but not what we epected.
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Whole family loved it! I found a mixed vegetable blend specifically for soups and it was amazing in this recipe! I was extremely impressed by the tomato juice taking in the flavors while in the crock pot. You would never have guessed that was all that was in it! I did add a little salt and more juice than the recipe required. Overall, I will be making this again! Maybe next time I will try adding rice!
Frozen MIXED veggies just don't cut it in my book...fresh sliced carrots, fresh or frozen green beans, frozen corn or peas(separate) taste much better. Sauteed onions, celery and mushrooms would add so much more to this soup.
Really disappointed here. Just not my thing, I guess. Very little taste. Won't make it again.
I would think that adding the veggies and potatoes in the frozen state would lower the temp of the ingredients in the crock pot and it would take longer to bring the whole pot up to proper cooking temperature. I haven't made this as yet but plan to use it when we have a busy day, my rating reflects my opinion on the ease of the recipe.
Actually, I don't know why you would even need a slow cooker for this recipe. It could be cooked on stove top in minutes.