Beef is the culinary name for meat from cattle (Bos taurus).
In prehistoric times, humans hunted aurochs and later domesticated them. Since that time, numerous breeds of cattle have been bred specifically for the quality or quantity of their meat. Today, beef is the third most widely consumed meat in the world, after pork and poultry. As of 2018, the United States, Brazil, and China were the largest producers of beef.
- 1 pot roast (about 2 pounds)
- 2 russet potatoes, chopped
- 1 bag frozen seasoning blend (or just chopped onions)
- 1 bag frozen peas
- 1 bag frozen green beans
- 1 bag frozen corn
- 4 large carrots, chopped
- 1 (32 oz) container beef broth
- 2 (10.75 oz) cans tomato soup
- 1 can filled with water
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Season roast with salt and pepper and place in your slow cooker with half a can of beef broth. Cook on LOW for about 10 hours and shred with two forks.
- In a very large pot, saute carrots and seasoning mix in 1 tablespoon oil until tender.
- Add beef, potatoes, remaining veggies, remaining beef broth, tomato soup, water, salt and pepper.
- Bring to a boil, lower the heat, cover and simmer for about an hour.
- Add water as desired while it cooks.
This can also be cooked in the slow cooker! Add all the ingredients to your slow cooker, and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours. Shred beef once cooked.
HOW TO FREEZE VEGETABLE BEEF SOUP
It’s the perfect slow cooker soup recipe to freeze in portions and thaw to reheat later (if you can stand not to eat it all at once). Just let the soup cool completely, place it in an air tight container, and freeze. You can reheat on the stove in a pan or in the microwave.
I like to freeze in 1-cup portions using this silicone mold, or in these glass food storage containers.
So, next time you’re looking for a comforting meal, give this homemade vegetable beef soup recipe a try. It’s a family favorite that will make it in the regular rotation.