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Beef Soup Recipe: Southern Cuisine

Updated on July 19, 2012

Delicious Recipes - From the South

Searching for a good beef soup recipe? The South is famous for its delicious recipes. You're probably thinking that every region of the country has its own delicious recipes, right? Okay, I'll agree with that point, but there's something very special about southern food. Maybe I'm biased since I was born and reared in the Deep South, but southern cooks really do seem to put a lot of love and effort into their cooking. Most of us enjoy feeding people, from strangers to friends to family members. Personally, some of the best compliments I can get involve my cooking skills. I pride myself on creating and preparing delious recipes that appeal to the eye, the taste buds, the nose, and to the tummy. The one I'm sharing with you here is for homemade soup, a beef soup recipe.

Easy Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe

If you want to make this a really easy vegetable beef soup recipe, use leftover hamburgers or leftover meatloaf. Then you won't have to worry about cooking the ground beef. You can always cook the diced onions in the microwave in just a minute or so. Leftover roast beef is good in a beef soup recipe, too, and I've used leftover steak at times.

Another way to make this an easy vegetable beef soup recipe is to use canned corn and canned okra instead of frozen. To be perfectly honest, the soup won't be quite as tasty, but it will be much quicker to make than it would be to use fresh or frozen vegetables. Homemade soup is a wonderful way to put any leftover veggies to good use, too.

Beef Soup Recipe - Ingredients Suggestions

Vegetables and Starches
Herbs and Spices
tomato sauce
whole kernel corn
tomato juice
creamed corn
garlic powder
V-8 juice
diced carrots
onion powder
beef broth
diced potatoes
black pepper
beef consomme
cream of mushroom soup
cream of onion soup
garden peas
cream of celery soup
diced onion
golden mushroom soup
bay leaf
Worcestershire sauce
sliced okra
celery salt
Liquid Smoke
chopped bell peppers
chili powder
hot sauce
chopped celery
Dale's liquid seasoning
pureed summer squash
vegetable broth
green beans
red wine

Homemade Soup Recipes

I love homemade soup recipes! After the long, hot Southern summer, I usually can't wait until we get our first chilly night so that I can make a big pot of soup. For those of us in South Gerogia, this doesn't usually occur until early November. When the chill does finally arrive, we break out our homemade soup recipes and dust them off.

This soup is very tasty and hearty. It's a great way to use any leftovers you might have in the freezer or fridge. Johnny likes it with cornbread. He likes to crumble the cornbread into the soup and finish it off with a big glass of cold milk. I'm linking my article about how to make good ol' Southern cornbread, which is part of my article about how to make good ol' Southern cornbread dressing!

homemade vegetable beef soup
homemade vegetable beef soup

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5 stars from 2 ratings of Southern Vegetable Beef Soup

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 20 min
Yields: 12 servings


  • 1-2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can cream of onion soup
  • 2 cans tomato sauce
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, with liquid
  • 1 can Chef Boyardee beefaroni or spaghetti
  • 1 cup niblet corn, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup sliced okra, fresh or frozen
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or Splenda
  • black pepper, to taste
  • garlic salt, to taste
  • onion powder, to taste
  • water, as needed


  1. Brown the ground beef and onions and drain it in a colander. I rinse mine with HOT water to remove as much fat as possible.
  2. Rinse out the soup pot and add two cups of water. Return the beef and onions to the pot and heat on medium.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and more water, as needed. Stir well. Cover and simmer for an hour or longer, stirring occasionally.
  4. Leftovers are great in this soup! I've used steak, baked potatoes, squash, hamburgers, rice, and spaghetti. Just dice or chop whatever you're adding to your beef soup recipe!


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      Holle Abee 8 years ago from Georgia

      Bear, it's obvious that you and I must engage in a cook-off!! lol

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      bearclawmedia 8 years ago from Mining Planet Earth

      Yippie ky ya, sorry, I mean to say, woo, woo, woo, my stew is better woo, woo, woo! You are to much. Thanks as always

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      Holle Abee 8 years ago from Georgia

      I think I'm going to make a pot for supper - if I have a can of Veg-all. I hate going to the grocery store! I'm headed over to your place now, Ethel! See ya in a minute!

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      Eileen Kersey 8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Just what I need this cold day

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      Holle Abee 8 years ago from Georgia

      Good for you, HH! Enjoy!

      Hi, itakins! Beefaroni in canned pasta with tomato sauce and beef. Yes, the pasta is macaroni.

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      itakins 8 years ago from Irl


      I love soup and I love your wonderful recipes;but what exactly is beefaroni?is it like macaroni?Dying to try this.

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      Hello, hello, 8 years ago from London, UK

      I love soup and this sound great. Well the next time you will smell it from England. Thank you for posting.

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      Holle Abee 8 years ago from Georgia

      Hi, Apricot. I'm thinking of making a big pot tomorrow! Thanks for reading!

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      apricotmousse 8 years ago

      Nice hub, thank you for sharing that recipe. I might try that over the weekend :)

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      Holle Abee 8 years ago from Georgia

      Mpurcell, thanks for having so much faith in me! lol

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      Holle Abee 8 years ago from Georgia

      Ehern, it's really good in the soup - really!!

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      mpurcell10 8 years ago from Arkansas

      Beefaroni never would have thought but since you have GREAT recipes I will have to try it.

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      Vanne Way 8 years ago

      This recipe is relatively inexpensive and can be frozen for later use. If you do need to extend it a bit, or just prefer it more soupy you can add V-8 juice. Good recipe!

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      ehern33 8 years ago

      Seems like there a few people who like beefaroni! I can eat it out of a can too..LOL I am a soup person and can live on this stuff. Thanks.. Jusr added another pound today..LOL

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      Holle Abee 8 years ago from Georgia

      I really like adding pasta to the soup - it makes it more rib-stichin'! And I have to worry about cooking the pasta! Thanks, pal!

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      Laurel Rogers 8 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      If the lady says beefaroni, I'll use beefaroni!!