Hearty Old-Fashioned Vegetable Beef Soup

Hearty Vegetable Beef Soup
Hearty Vegetable Beef Soup. Donald Erickson/ E+/Getty Images
  • 3 hrs 55 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 3 hrs 45 mins
  • Yield: 10 to 12 Servings

A tasty vegetable beef soup recipe, made with meaty soup bones and vegetables. The soup is loaded with vegetables, making it a fabulous cold weather meal.

Serve this soup with homemade no-knead bread or Southern buttermilk biscuits.

What You'll Need

  • Beef soup bones with meat (shanks), 2 pounds
  • 7 cups water
  • 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) condensed beef broth or
  • homemade beef stock*
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup thinly sliced carrots
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh cut
  • green beans, or frozen
  • 1 1/2 cups diced raw potato
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

How to Make It

  1. Cut meat into small cubes, discarding excess fat. Put in a large stockpot with the bones, water, broth, salt, onions, celery, pepper, and bay leaf. Cover and simmer for 3 hours.
  2. Add remaining ingredients; simmer 45 minutes longer, or until vegetables are tender. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  3. Remove bay leaf and serve.
  4. Makes about 3 quarts.

*If you use homemade stock, use 3 cups of broth and 5 cups of water.

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