Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup with is the most comforting, EASY soup you’ll make. You’ll want to dip crusty bread into the amazing flavors in this soup!
Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup doesn’t sound like it would be the most amazing dish you have to make this season. I totally get it, the name sort of sounds like a canned soup you’d gloss over.
What this soup actually is? AMAZING. With a deeply rich, flavorful, gravy-like soup filled with genuinely tender bites of beef, potatoes, carrots, corn, peas and green beans, I promise you’ll actually feel a wave of warmth and comfort in this bowl of soup.
In college there was a local French restaurant I LOVED. For $10 you were served a three course dinner including the most amazing rich beef soup and it was served with all the french bread you could dip in it. Honestly it was better than the main course or the dessert.
This soup has been a close second for me. Every time we make it I set the slow cooker to cook in the early morning and my husband stops at the grocery store on the way home from work to pick up two baguettes of fresh French bread. Served with an easy salad with a lemon olive oil dressing, this is one of our favorite meals (and the kids love this soup too!).
Tips for making this Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup:
Truth be told, I made this dish to photograph this week. Then I ended up not being well enough to eat it and had to be on a bland diet. When my husband warmed up a bowl of it for dinner I actually sat next to him just so I could smell it. It is that good.
Don’t be fooled by the name or how easy the ingredients and prep are! There is a lot of flavor in this beef and vegetable soup.
Q&A about the vegetables in this Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup:
Tools used in the making of this Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup:
3 Qt. Slow Cooker: The perfect size for side dishes for 10-12 people, this slow cooker is an absolute bargain and a workhorse.
Cast Iron Skillet: If you don’t have a slow cooker with a stovetop friendly insert, this is my most used pan in my kitchen, heavy, keeps heat well and gives the BEST sear ever.
Pig Tail Flipper: I use this to flip the chuck roast easily. I use this tool EVERY time I cook something that requires flipping, it is amazing.
Beef Base: I almost never buy boxes of broth because I keep the beef, chicken and vegetable version of this Better Than Bouillon.
Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup
Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.
Heat a cast iron skillet or other heavy skillet on medium high heat with the canola oil.
Sear the beef for 5-6 minutes on each side until you see a deep golden crust formed on each side.
To slow cooker the add the beef, rest of the salt and pepper, potatoes, carrots, green beans, corn, garlic, yellow onion, bay leaves, beef base and tomato paste.
Stir well and cook for 8 hours on low.
*Use a high quality beef stock if not using the base.
Yield: 8 Servings, Amount per serving: 367 calories, Calories: 367g, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 78mg, Sodium: 928mg, Potassium: 1124mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 4245g, Vitamin C: 20.5g, Calcium: 63g, Iron: 4.2g
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Categorized as: Vegetables