Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Old Fashioned Beef Vegetable Soup

My family has been under the weather.  From sinus infections to summer colds, we are not feeling our best.  So, it's time for a little old fashioned medicine, vegetable soup!  Nothing makes you feel better when you're sick than a big steaming bowl of soup.  Plus, it's easy ('cause who feels like doing a ton of work when you're sick?),  It uses leftover beef and canned or frozen veggies!  Here's how I make it:


2 cups diced cooked roast beef (use up your leftovers!)
1 can beef broth
1 can diced tomatoes
1 small pkg frozen veggies (or a can of mixed vegetables, rinsed and drained)
2 cups water
2 potatoes, diced (frozen hash browns work, too)
1 small onion, diced

Put everything in a big pot.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil.  Then lower the heat and simmer, covered until potatoes and onions are tender, stirring occasionally.

That's it!  Easy easy easy and so good!  Plus, it's super versatile.

If you don't have leftover roast beef, you can use chicken or turkey.  You can even use cooked ground beef.  Leftover taco meat would be delicious!

You can substitute 1/2 cup uncooked small pasta or rice for the potatoes.

You can make it totally vegetarian by omitting the meat and using vegetable broth.

So, the next time you are feeling a bit under the weather, make this soup.  It will help you feel better for sure.  It's like a warm hug for your insides!

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