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Beef and Vegetable Soup

Warm up with this beef and vegetable soup. 
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword beef and vegetable soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 6
Calories 537kcal
Author Emily Grace

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2-3 lbs meat for stew
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • 14.5 oz can whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1 Knorr Beef Homestyle Stock packet
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 bag frozen mixed vegetables
  • 2 large potatoes peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 bag medium shell noodles
  • S&P to taste
  • Red Pepper Flakes optional

Instructions

  • Cut the meat into smaller pieces, salt and pepper.
  • Add vegetable oil to the pan over medium heat and add the meat.
  • Allow the meat to sit in the pan to brown, stir once.
  • Add the chopped onion and cook until soft.
  • Add the minced garlic and cook about 1 minute.
  • Add the can of tomatoes and use a spatula to break apart the tomatoes.
  • Add the water and sauce packet, and sprinkle red pepper flakes into the pan.
  • Bring soup to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for one hour.
  • Add the vegetables and simmer another 30-45 minutes.
  • Peel the potatoes and cut them into bite size chunks.
  • Add the potatoes to a pan of cold water.
  • Bring the potatoes to a boil, drain, and then add to the soup.
  • Cook the noodles in a separate pot as directed on the bag.
  • Once the noodles are done, immediately rinse them in cool water to stop the cooking.
  • Leave noodles and soup separate until read to serve or store.

Notes

I like a little bit of heat so I am generous with the red pepper, but even just a small amount will add a nice heat to the soup. Boil the potatoes to prevent them from becoming too mushy in the soup. Cook the noodles separate to prevent them from becoming mushy, and give them a water bath to prevent them from sticking. You could also use beef bouillon cubes instead of the stock packet- I've found the bouillon cubes add more flavor. This soup stores and reheats really well.

Nutrition

Calories: 537kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 337mg | Potassium: 918mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1360IU | Vitamin C: 18.6mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 7.3mg