Slow Cooker Beef and Vegetable Soup

Gluten Free Living – 2015

Slow Cooker Beef and Vegetable Soup is a delightful soup recipe any time of the year–not just in the fall or winter. I have to admit I’ve grown to really enjoy soups over the past several years. Soups made with vegetable broth, chowders made with a creamy base, soups with southwestern flavor or Tex-Mex style–I like any and all combinations. Soups, soups, soups! While I make more soups in the fall and winter months, I don’t mind making them all year round. (Even though we have very hot Texas summers here!) Slow Cooker Beef and Vegetable Soup is one of my wonderful soup recipes. It’s healthy, low calorie, gluten free and cooks in the slow cooker making it so convenient for family dinners.

I didn’t grow up eating soups, even though my mom did. She said Grandma made a soup that was served before every “supper” and dinner meal back when she was growing up. Because Mom’s family lived on a farm, all of them required a lot of sustenance for their slew of daily chores. That was back before WWII when things became more automated. (She had to wash clothes by hand over a wash board–yikes!) Anyway, we never ate soup growing up–probably because my dad was a meat and potatoes man. So it took several decades later before I really started making soups on my own. It’s not that I wouldn’t eat them when we went out to eat, I just never made them at home until about five to seven years ago. I’m so glad I kicked the habit and started making soups on my own. 🙂

If you’re looking for a delicious soup that you can make in your slow cooker, this Slow Cooker Beef and Vegetable Soup is an excellent choice. It has such a savory, delicately seasoned broth and it’s as tasty as can be. I’ve loaded it with veggies like potatoes, green beans, yellow and zucchini squash, carrots, tomatoes, broccoli and mushrooms. I’ve seasoned it with rosemary and thyme, which along with the salted and peppered beef broth makes for a very simple, yet tasty soup. Plus, the nice thing about this recipe is you can use whatever garden produce you have on hand and you want to add. Win-win-win. 🙂

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Slow Cooker Beef and Vegetable Soup is wonderful comfort food.

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If you’re trying to eat healthy, Slow Cooker Beef and Vegetable Soup is a wonderful option.

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This soup is healthy, low calorie and gluten free.

 

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients for the soup, plus 7-8 pounds of beef bones.

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Place Beef bones in a crockpot. Fill with water and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Cook bones on low over night (8-10 hours) or for about 4 hours on high. The beef bones yield only a very small amount of meat but a delicious broth. If you want more meat, add some stew beef or leftover pot roast.

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Take meat off bones and cut into chunks. Discard bones, fat and gristle–or you can add more water and recook the bones for additional broth. Place meat back into the crockpot with homemade beef broth.

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Dice onions, celery, slice carrots and peel and cube potatoes. Add to crockpot.

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Quarter zucchini and yellow squash, dice red bell pepper, cut broccoli florets from stalk, and cut off tips and ends of green beans, then halve. Add veggies to crockpot.

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Add chopped mushrooms, fire-roasted diced tomatoes (undrained), parsley, salt, pepper, thyme and rosemary.

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Cover with lid and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until veggies are tender.

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Serve Slow Cooker Beef and Vegetable Soup with your favorite homemade bread or biscuits.

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I loved all the veggies in this soup.

 

Here’s the recipe.

SLOW COOKER BEEF AND VEGETABLE SOUP

(My own concoction)

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This wonderful soup is healthy, low calorie, gluten free and made easily because you just toss everything into the slow cooker. Great comfort food.
Slow Cooker Beef and Vegetable Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Slow Cooker Beef and Vegetable Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Instructions
  1. Place soup bones in a large crockpot and fill with water.
  2. Sprinkle heavily with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook overnight on low – about 8-10 hours.
  4. Remove bones from broth and discard fat, gristle and bones.
  5. Add beef back into the homemade beef stock.
  6. Add all the veggies and seasonings.
  7. Cover crockpot with lid and cook on low another 4-6 hours or until veggies are cooked through.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: You can also recook the bones and fat in water in a crockpot a second time to render more homemade beef broth.

NOTE: If you desire more meat you can add stew beef or leftover beef from a pot roast.

 

[b]Slow Cooker Beef and Vegetable Soup[/b]
Recipe Type: Soups, Stews & Chowders
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra – my own creation
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 10
This wonderful soup is healthy, low calorie, gluten free and made easily because you just toss everything into the slow cooker. Great comfort food.
Ingredients
  • 6-8 lbs. soup bones, cooked and deboned, yielding about 1 cup of meat and 2-3 qts. Beef broth
  • 3 or 4 small carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 3 medium Russet potatoes, cubed
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 ribs celery, diced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 zucchini, quartered and sliced
  • 1 yellow squash, quartered and sliced
  • 2 cups green beans, tips removed and halved
  • 1 head broccoli florets
  • 1 cup diced mushrooms
  • 2 14.5-oz. cans fire roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/3 cup fresh, chopped parsley
  • 1-2 tbsp. fresh, chopped thyme
  • 1-2 tbsp. fresh, chopped rosemary
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¾ tsp. black pepper
  • salt and pepper to season the beef stock
Instructions
  1. Place soup bones in a large crockpot and fill with water.
  2. Sprinkle heavily with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook overnight on low – about 8-10 hours.
  4. Remove bones from broth and discard fat, gristle and bones.
  5. Add beef back into the homemade beef stock.
  6. Add all the veggies and seasonings.
  7. Cover crockpot with lid and cook on low another 4-6 hours or until veggies are cooked through.
Notes
You can also recook the bones and fat in water in a crockpot a second time to render more homemade beef broth.[br][br]If you desire more meat you can add stew beef or leftover beef from a pot roast.

 

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Garnish your soup with fresh thyme or rosemary.

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This hearty soup is so satisfying, you’ll enjoy every drop!

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    Kim @The Baking ChocolaTess May 12, 2015 (3:01 pm)

    Teresa, this looks amazing and I wish I had some of this lovely soup today! Brrr…It’s cold here in Warsaw, Indiana today! Pinning 🙂

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      Teresa May 12, 2015 (5:11 pm)

      Thanks so much Kim. It really did turn out very tasty. Plus I loved being able to throw everything into the crockpot!

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    Linda Lou May 12, 2015 (8:19 am)

    Teresa, this looks so incredibly yummy. Thank you got posting this! I love how you made broth first with the bones…makes it so much more nutritious and tasty.

    Idk if you’ve seen this or not, but the sources I learned from on broth making suggest adding (raw )apple cider vinegar in the broth making stage, which helps draw out the minerals from the bones… it’s not a lot, so it doesn’t effect the taste negatively at all…in fact, I think it makes it tastier, and my understanding about minerals is, that they are huge contributors to taste.

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      Teresa May 12, 2015 (9:47 am)

      Great idea, Linda. I’ll try that the next time I cook down the bones.

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    Tamara Leigh May 11, 2015 (1:25 pm)

    Well, double YUM 🙂

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