Friday, February 19, 2021

Mom's Homemade Vegetable Beef Soup Revisited

Soul-warming, homemade Vegetable Beef Soup from my Mom's recipe archives is the BEST old fashioned soup recipe around.  

Mom's Homemade Vegetable Beef Soup

Your sitting in a the kitchen on a cold winter's day and mom places a steaming bowl of hot Vegetable Beef Soup in front of you.  The aromas of beef, tomatoes, and potatoes tease you as you take your first whiff.  The first bite brings bursts of hearty flavors on your tongue and fills your body with comforting warmth as it goes down.  This is what Mom's soup reminds me of.  Pure Heaven!  

There is nothing more comforting to me than this soup.  Mom's love was poured into this homemade soup and you can feel it with every bite.  This is a soup you have to try, and is worth another look.

Although it takes time to cook this soup it's really one that you want to cook on a weekend.  Plan ahead, as this is one born of love and a little chopping effort.  It takes about 3-4 hours to complete this soup but it is cooked in stages with long simmering sessions.  You don't have baby sit it but you do need to check it randomly to ensure you are not simmering away all the luscious broth.

Plan on cooking this during the fall and winter months and you will have yourself one delicious, lip-smacking soup.  This is one that everyone will be requesting again and again.

What Ingredients do I need?

  • stew meat
  • onion
  • carrots
  • celery
  • diced tomatoes
  • russet potatoes
  • water

Substitutions and Variations

  • Use cut pieces of chuck roast 
  • Use cut pieces of sirloin
  • Add different seasoning, such as Italian herbs to give it a Mediterranean spin
  • Add in fresh garlic or hot pepper flakes
  • Although this makes a wonderful beef broth you may add some concentrated beef broth (such as Better than Bullion) to enhance the broth flavor
  • Add additional vegetables such as zucchini or mushrooms or yellow squash

Kitchen Tips and Notes

  • Cooking the beef in water for a long period of time develops a wonderful beef broth
  • Make sure to simmer the soup slowly so you don't lose too much broth.
  • If you do lose broth add in more water and turn the heat down to a lower simmer. This will allow the soup to build up the broth again from the items you are cooking

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Mom's Homemade Vegetable Beef Soup

serves 6

1 lb of stew meat, cut in to bite sized pieces
1 medium onion, sliced
4 carrots, peeled and sliced
3 stalks of celery, sliced
1 14oz can diced tomatoes
4 medium sized russet potatoes, cut in to medium chunks
Salt and pepper

In a large Dutch oven add meat, onion, and enough water to cover 2-3 inches above the meat.  Bring to a boil over high heat then reduce to simmer.  Add salt and pepper. (you will need to layer your seasonings)  Cook at a simmer for 1 to 1 ½ hrs.  This is going to make your broth.  If you loose too much water, turn your temp down, and add some water.
Add carrots and celery.  Cook 1 hour.
Add tomatoes, more salt and pepper.  Cook 30 min to develop the flavors.
Add potatoes.  Cook 1 hour.  Taste and season as necessary.
Serves 6.

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