Vegetable Beef Soup

Vegetable Beef Soup – a classic comfort dish with a medley of flavors and textures! The recipe you’ve provided is beautifully crafted, balancing the heartiness of beef with a bounty of vegetables. The use of herbs like basil, oregano, and thyme infuses the soup with a delightful aroma, creating a comforting and satisfying meal.

Your method of browning the beef in batches is spot-on, as it ensures each piece is perfectly caramelized, adding depth to the overall flavor. The layering of flavors by sautéing the onions, carrots, and celery, followed by the gradual addition of broth, herbs, and vegetables, allows each ingredient to contribute its unique taste.

This soup can be a great way to warm up on a chilly day or provide a nourishing meal any time.


  1. Beef Stew Meat – 1 1/2 lbs
  2. Olive Oil – 2 1/2 Tbsp, divided
  3. Salt – to taste
  4. Freshly Ground Black Pepper – to taste
  5. Yellow Onion – 1 3/4 cups chopped (1 large)
  6. Carrots – 1 1/4 cups peeled and chopped (3 medium)
  7. Celery – 1 cup chopped (3 stalks)
  8. Garlic – 1 1/2 Tbsp minced (4 cloves)
  9. Low-Sodium Beef Broth or Chicken Broth – 8 cups
  10. Diced Tomatoes – 2 cans (14 oz. each)
  11. Dried Basil – 1 1/2 tsp
  12. Dried Oregano – 1 tsp
  13. Dried Thyme – 1/2 tsp
  14. Red or Yellow Potatoes – 1 lb, chopped into 3/4-inch cubes
  15. Green Beans – 1 1/2 cups chopped (trim ends first)
  16. Frozen Corn – 1 1/2 cups
  17. Frozen Peas – 1 cup
  18. Fresh Parsley – 1/3 cup chopped


  1. Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Dab beef dry with paper towels, season with salt and pepper. Add half of the beef to the pot and brown for about 4 minutes, turning halfway through. Transfer to a plate.
  3. Add another 1/2 Tbsp oil to the pot and repeat the process with the remaining beef.
  4. Add another 1 Tbsp oil to the now empty pot. Add onions, carrots, and celery; sauté for 3 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute longer.
  5. Pour in broth, tomatoes, browned beef, basil, oregano, thyme, and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  6. Add potatoes and continue to simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Optionally add green beans with potatoes if you prefer them very soft.
  7. Stir in green beans and simmer for 15 minutes longer, or until all the veggies and beef are tender.
  8. Add corn and peas, simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes. Stir in parsley and serve warm.

Grocery List

  • Beef Stew Meat (1 1/2 lbs)
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • Large Yellow Onion
  • Medium Carrots (3)
  • Celery Stalks (3)
  • Garlic (4 cloves)
  • Low-Sodium Beef or Chicken Broth (8 cups)
  • Diced Tomatoes (2 cans, 14 oz. each)
  • Dried Basil
  • Dried Oregano
  • Dried Thyme
  • Red or Yellow Potatoes (1 lb)
  • Fresh Green Beans
  • Frozen Corn (1 1/2 cups)
  • Frozen Peas (1 cup)
  • Fresh Parsley

This list is tailored for an online grocery shopping experience like Instacart or Amazon Fresh. Just check off the items as you add them to your cart. Happy cooking, and I hope this soup brings a hearty smile to your table!

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