Now in my thrifty thirties I like this soup. It's #1 good for you, #2 economical, #3 easy if you plan ahead. I picked this soup this week because I made it just yesterday for a new mommy. I also made if for an old mommy as well who had a busy week with high school games everyday this week. It was fun to do, and my husband remember from earlier didn't want the soup for his supper (I burnt him out). It's funny because another friend, Alisha (who I made this soup for her in December when she had a baby) made this soup yesterday too, so it was only fitting to post this soup for all you to have and make. This is a good soup to freeze too, and has lots of leftovers.
Vegetable Beef Soup
1 pkg Stew Meat
1pkg onion soup Mix
Cook this over night in crock pot. Fill Crock pot up with lots of water
In the morning, or whenever you want ( I have programmable crockpot)
Dump into soup pan the broth. Bring it to a boil with 2 stalks of celery chopped up how you like it, 1/2 onion, 3-5 Carrots cut up and 3-5 potatoes. Cook for like 30 minutes or until tender. Add Meat cooked. Add 1 can corn, 1 can green beans, 1 can peas ( all drained). Add 1 can tomato juice ( I use 2qts) 1 can Rotel.
Hints from Tara the not pro-
That is it folks, it's that easy. I add lots of pepper to mine because pepper is awesome. I usually add 5 carrots because I like the way it looks and tastes in my soup. I slice my carrots in thin circles. I like to chop my celery and onion up, the pampered food chopper rocks at this and is such fun to do. I like to cut my potatoes up small. I like this soup as it has so much into it... chopping, cooking overnight and the anticipation of the next morning waking up to such delightful smell, I like the whole peeling process of the foods and just everything. This is a fun soup to make. So let me know when you make it. Be sure to buy lots of crackers it's yummy in it! My family likes crackers, in fact... my kids eat soup with their crackers.. they really just like that part best.