Thursday, February 11, 2010

Crock Pot Vegetable Beef Soup

With all of this cold weather, I have been craving hearty, warm meals. I love eating soups, stews, and chili during the winter. I also love easy crock pot recipes!

I recently came across a great Vegetable Beef Soup recipe in my Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly (Healthy, Low-Fat Recipes for Your Slow Cooker) cookbook. It took a fair amount of prep time, but it was simple to make and very yummy! Like I always say, if I can make it-anybody can make it! Enjoy!

Vegetable Beef Soup
(for your slow cooker)

1 lb. boneless round steak (well-trimmed and cut into 1/2" cubes)
2 cans of diced or stewed tomatoes (undrained)
3 cups of water
2 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 medium-sized onions, diced (I used one sweet or vidalia onions)
3 ribs of celery, sliced
2 carrots, sliced
3 beef bouillon cubes
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1.5 cups of frozen mixed vegetables

1. Combine all ingredients, except mixed vegetables in slow cooker.
2. Cover. Cook on high 6 hours.
3. Add frozen vegetables. (I used a frozen vegetable medley, and I also
added frozen butter beans and frozen sliced okra).
4. Cover. Cook on high 2 hours.

*Makes 6-8 servings. 220 Calories per serving.


Miss Jody said...

I make my own soup in the crock pot all the time =)

Nothing like the smell of soup cooking in your home throughout the day *sigh*

Teresa said...

Hey Girl!
I don't even own a crock pot...can you believe it?!
But I have always loved the idea of throwing it all in and letting it cook away!!
And I for sure need the LIGHT version of everything right now!
I can STILL feel the holidays!

Brown Girl said...

I made taco soup tonight for our cold weather day! But I'm copying and pasting your recipe right now for tomorrows dinner, sounds good.

Lexilooo said...

ooooh, I might need to try this next week! I love soups too!

Blair @ Reasonably Swanky said...

YUM! This might have to be on the menu this week, they are calling for snow in SC. Blah.

Gwen said...

Girl I was making out my grocery list this morning and I'm totally making vegetable beef soup now. LOL!!! Thanks for sharing. ;) XOXO

SassyEngineer said...

Sounds yummy! I LOVE crockpot recipes - so easy :) We did end up breaking a record with our snow!I hope you get to enjoy some too.

It Is What It Is said...

This looks delicious.. I'm going to try it this weekend. So good to see you this week! We need to get together soon!

Kaitlin said...

this sounds delicious! thanks for sharing!

Viva La Fashion said...

yum! :D

Nishant said...

I might need to try this next week! I love soups too!

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Rebecca said...

My boyfriend would love it if I made this for him!!! Sounds like the perfect thing for a cold day! Happy Valentine's Day!!