Vegetable Beef Soup

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This Vegetable Beef Soup is a comforting and nutritious dish that’s perfect for any season. Packed with tender beef, fresh vegetables, and flavorful herbs, it’s a complete meal in a bowl.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb beef stew meat, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 3 celery stalks, sliced
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup peas (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped (optional)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Beef:
  • In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the beef stew meat and season with salt and pepper.
  • Brown the meat on all sides, then remove it from the pot and set aside.
  1. SautΓ© the Vegetables:
  • In the same pot, add the diced onion and garlic. SautΓ© until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the carrots and celery, cooking for another 5 minutes until they start to soften.
  1. Combine Ingredients:
  • Return the beef to the pot.
  • Add the beef broth, diced tomatoes (with juice), and tomato sauce.
  • Stir in the potatoes, green beans, corn, peas, bay leaf, thyme, basil, and oregano.
  1. Simmer the Soup:
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low.
  • Cover and simmer for 45 minutes to an hour, or until the beef and vegetables are tender.
  1. Season and Serve:
  • Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper as needed.
  • Remove the bay leaf before serving.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.
  1. Enjoy:
  • Ladle the soup into bowls and serve hot. Enjoy with crusty bread or crackers if you like.

Tips:

  • For a richer flavor, you can add a splash of red wine or Worcestershire sauce.
  • This soup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 3 months. Reheat gently on the stove.

Enjoy your hearty and delicious Vegetable Beef Soup!

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