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My Sister Christine's Vegetable Beef Soup

Updated on January 13, 2015

About This Soup

This recipe came from my younger sister, Christine. She gave me permission to feature it in one of my hubs. Thanks Chris!!

Having trouble getting your children to eat their veggies? Try this soup. It has everything children like, hamburg, tomatoes, mixed vegetables and little bowties, or whatever little soup noodles your children will like.

Also, it's easy to make and doesn't take all day. Serve it with a sandwich or crusty Italian or French bread spread with butter. It's perfect for dinner and the leftovers for lunch the next day.

There is a lot of flavor in just one spoonful, there's nothing not to like. Hope you give it a try. Enjoy!

Tip for exchanges

  • If you need to watch your cholesterol intake you can easily substitute ground chicken or turkey for the beef.
  • You could substitute elbow macaroni or ditilani or other short soup pasta for the bow ties.

Photos of making the soup

The soup ready to eat.
The soup ready to eat. | Source
The hamburg browning in the pot.
The hamburg browning in the pot. | Source
After the vegetables are in the pot.
After the vegetables are in the pot. | Source

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5 stars from 1 rating of Vegetable Beef Soup

Freezing Tip

This makes a lot of soup so you can freeze some in containers and save it for another day, but I recommend that you don't add the pasta. The pasta might change texture after defrosted. Freeze the soup and add the pasta after it's defrosted.

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 1 min
Ready in: 16 min
Yields: Serves 8 to 10 people
  • 2 lbs. hamburg
  • 2 cans 14.5 oz. stewed tomatoes
  • 1 bag, 10 oz. frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 can 14.5 oz. water
  • 1 can 14.5 oz. beef broth
  • 1 can 14.5 oz. chicken broth
  • 2 cups bow tie noodles or elbow macatoni
  • 1/3 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot. Add the beef and brown it, breaking it up with a spoon.
  2. Add all the rest of the ingredients, except the pasta. Simmer with the lid for about 1 hour.
  3. Before adding the pasta, fish out the bay leaf. Add the pasta and cook until the pasta is done.
  4. If it's too thick you can add either a little more water or chicken broth. Serve while hot.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thanks Rebecca, I don't know how cold it is in Georgia, but here in PA it's freezing so soup is a good choice any day. Thank you for your kind comment.

      Blessings.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thanks Rebecca, I don't know how cold it is in Georgia, but here in PA it's freezing so soup is a good choice any day. Thank you for your great comment.

      Blessings.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thanks Rebecca, I don't know how cold it is in Georgia, but here in PA it's freezing so soup is a good choice any day. Thank you for your great comment.

      Blessings.

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      Rebecca Mealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      This sounds like a really great soup recipe. I am going to try this with turkey. Thanks!

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thank you Peggy, for your kind comments. I will be sure to tell my sister that her soup was a hit.

      Blessings to you.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Love, love, LOVE homemade soups! By using the already cut up frozen veggies, this would certainly be a nice shortcut. Thanks for sharing your sister's recipe with us.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thank you so much, Joyfulcrown and pstraubie48 for your comments and checking out my hubs. I'm be sure to tell my sister that her soup was liked.

      Blessings to both of you.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      O I like this. I have only made veggie beef using stew beef. So this looks like something my family will like, a lot.

      Thanks for sharing.

      Voted up+++ shared pinned g+

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      Joyfulcrown 2 years ago

      This looks so good. My mom loves soups. I will have to make this for her.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Wow, that was quick. Thank you, I'll tell my sister. Hope your day goes well.

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      Susan Zutautas 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I love soup especially at this time of year. Your sisters recipe looks delicious!