This recipe made three quart jars for the freezer and a little more than a quart for dinner.
Old-Fashioned Beef Vegetable Soup
1 1/2 lbs. stew beef, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2+ tablespoons oil
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 large onion, chopped
3 celery ribs, chopped
3 large carrots, peeled and chopped
4 cups water
4 cups beef broth
28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
4 cups cabbage, coarsely chopped
1 bay leaf
1 cup corn (I cut from the cob but frozen or canned corn works too)
1 cup fresh or frozen green beans
1/2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce (optional)
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 Tbs. brown sugar (optional)
1/2 – 3/4 cup small dry pasta, cooked and drained
- Blot beef cubes dry with a paper towel. In a large pot or dutch oven, saute meat in small batches, in oil on medium-high heat until all sides are brown. Set aside.
- Saute garlic, onion, celery and carrots in oil, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add browned beef, water, broth, tomatoes, cabbage and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered until beef is tender, about an hour. Add corn, green beans, hot sauce, salt, pepper and brown sugar to soup; simmer 10 minutes more. Stir in cooked pasta and heat through.
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This looks delicious Lorraine! Can't wait to try it–expecting rain and cool temps the next few days, this will be perfect:-)
corners of my life says
Ahhh – Let the Soup Sundays begin . . .
It looks nutritious and delicious. And the bonus is enough to freeze. We have enjoyed a lot of soups and chili from friends as I recover. So warming and comforting.
You are SUCH a good cook, Lorraine…and baker-for that matter!
This looks delicious. I have never canned soup but that is smart! xo Diana
Barbara F. says
I just love your blog and your posts, Lorraine. Your photos are fabulous. This recipe is a keeper, and I need to make a pot of this post haste!
This is my kind of cozy meal for a fall day! I love soup so much with soft rolls or toasty bread and your recipe looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.
Just a little something from Judy says
It is raining. It is cold and overcast. It is almost 5:00pm, and I am hungry. What could possibly taste better, than your beef stew! I just know it would be the best part of my day:) Once again, you make it look better than I ever saw beef stew look!
Ann Thompson says
oh boy does that ever look good. I could go for a bowl of that right now
Simply a perfect meal for this chilly, damp, rainy autumn weather!! Catherine
This looks like a delicious soup – perfect for a rainy day.
Carol Z says
Looks great on this rainy day. I made a pot of turkey stew yesterday and I think soup is my next cooking project. Keep cozy!
Debby Ray says
Lorriane, I made some veggie-beef soup last weekend and yours looks very much like mine…I use nearly the exact same ingredients! I like it thick and chunky…and it gets better each time it is warmed up I think. Today I am making broccoli/cheese soup for a ladies event at church…my first attempt 🙂
This looks so good. It is raining and cool here today and this would be a delicious lunch.
Debbie Huffaker says
Love homemade soup. This looks delicious….reminds me of my Mamaw's cooking….she was an awesome cook, too!