Easy Vegetable Beef Soup

I love making quick and easy soups and it doesn’t get much easier than a vegetable soup.  I used hamburger, but leftover roast or steak would be perfect also. Adjust the vegetables to your liking ~ you will want about 2 cups of your favorite combination; I just happened to have a can of mixed vegetables and a few leftover from yesterday’s lunch so I tossed them in too.

Easy Vegetable Beef Soup

  • 8 o.z. ground beef
  • 1 clove garlic – minced
  • 1/8 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 can mixed vegetables – drained
  • 2 cups tomato juice
  • 1/4 tsp marjoram

Over medium heat sauté beef, garlic, and onion.  Add crushed red pepper, salt, and pepper.  Drain beef if desired.  Add mixed vegetables, tomato juice and marjoram.  Reduce heat to very low and simmer for about 30 minutes.

Enjoy ~ Kimberly

Tomato, Mushroom, Beef and Noodles

This whole dinner started because I was going to make some homemade noodles.  However somewhere along the line I got the cart in front of the horse and bought the meat and mushrooms.  I also had the can of tomato juice in the refrigerator that needed used but I just didn’t find the time to make noodles. None the less this was delicious.  Just use your favorite type of noodle or add potatoes and veggies for a great stew.

Beef and Noodles

  • 2 pounds beef chuck roast
  • 1 quart tomato juice
  • 1/2 large onion ~ diced
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce ~ chopped
  • 1/8 cup adobo sauce from the peppers
  • 1 pound diced mushrooms
  • 1 Tbs butter

Seer beef over medium high heat until browned on both sides.  Remove beef from skillet; mix tomato, onion, peppers, and adobo sauce.  Place beef in large casserole or dutch oven and pour sauce over top.  Bake at 325 degrees for about 2 hours.

I roasted the beef the night before and chilled in the refrigerator before making for lunch the next day.

Trim beef and shred or dice to desired size.  Saute mushrooms in butter until desired tenderness.  Add beef and sauce and heat through.  Serve with noodles of choice.

Enjoy ~ Kimberly