Vegetable Beef Soup

Fall has finally arrived! We had a wonderfully cool weekend that called for making soup.  Looking to what I had on hand along with some cold weather pantry staples like broth and canned tomatoes, I came up with this Vegetable Beef Soup. It definitely hit the spot for this burst of Autumn weather.
Here's what you need: ground beef, carrots, celery, onion, potatoes, canned tomatoes, garlic, beef broth, frozen corn, small shell noodles and Worcestershire sauce (not pictured)
Start by browning your beef with the chopped onion. Add can of tomatoes and box of beef broth. You can also add in some Worcestershire sauce at this point.
Add in chopped vegetables and garlic as well as the corn.
 Cook until vegetables are almost tender, approximately 15 minutes. Then add in the noodles and cook until done, about 7-9 minutes. Season with salt and pepper according to your taste. Serve with a piece of crusty bread.
Vegetable Beef Soup
(easily serves 6-8)

1 pound ground beef
1/2 onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
3 potatoes, chopped
1 can diced tomatoes (I used Italian Style)
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 32 oz. box beef broth
1/2 to 1 cup frozen corn ( I used Trader Joe's Roasted Corn)
1 7 oz. package of pasta shells ( This ends up being a lot of noodles. If you want it more soupy, I'd suggest using only 1/2 of this amount.)
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
Salt and Pepper
(Any other vegetables you have on hand)

In large pot, brown ground beef and chopped onions together. Drain the beef and return to pot. Add in canned tomatoes, broth, celery, carrots, potatoes, minced garlic, corn and Worcestershire Sauce. Cook until vegetables are almost tender, approximately 15 minutes. Bring to a boil and add in the pasta and cook for 7-9 minutes until desired doneness. Season with salt and pepper and serve with a slice of crusty bread. (This soup is best eaten on the day it is made, as the pasta tends to soak up the broth. However, to reheat any leftovers, simply add more broth and/or another can of diced tomatoes or tomato sauce.)

This recipe can be modified to include any other vegetables and/or spices you like. I offer it only as a good place from which to start. Enjoy!

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13 comments:

  1. I always check out the soup recipes. I love soup!

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  2. This looks amazing! I am so trying this! Pinning!!!

    ~Jen

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  3. Mmmm...It's getting to be perfect soup weather around here. Veg. beef is my fave! Thank you for sharing your special recipe!

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  4. Yummy, thanks for sharing this soup with family! It was delicious!

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  5. I love this. Please link it to my linky party & anything else you have to share. :) Thanks, Peggy. http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/10/whatcha-work-up-wednesday-linky-party-6.html

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  7. Nici, this will be perfect comfort food for the weekend. Hope you are having a great fall weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  8. This looks delish!!

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  9. yum!!! this looks like such a cozy soup!!! thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at nap-time creations. Would love for you to add the party to your list :o) Thanks.

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  11. I love soup and didn't have a good veggie beef soup recipe that I liked. I'm going to try this one. I think it's the Worcestershire sauce that I needed!

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  12. Beef AND roasted corn, yum! Thanks for linking up last week, we'd love to have you back!
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  13. This soup is awesome! Comfort food at it's best! Thank you for sharing.
    FABBY

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