There is nothing like a nice warm soup on the stove with these chilly Fall days upon us. I am always looking for a quick and easy soup to have that doesn’t take a lot of effort or time. While also being healthy lands me major wifey bonus points! This Hearty Vegetable Beef Soup is a major win in my books on all the above levels.
Basic ingredients are shown above. Minus the beef and ground black pepper. The beef was already cooking and it just didn’t dawn on me to grab the ground pepper to take a picture with it. Pretty easy already isn’t it?
We then brown the beef in a stockpot until brown and drain out any excess fat before adding in the rest of your ingredients. We didn’t have any excess fat because we use such a lean cut of beef.
Added into the beef as browning, but not noted in the actual recipe, I added in red pepper flakes, ground black pepper, and a bit of garlic powder.
Next time I think we’ll add in some jalapenos either with browning the meat or as the soup simmers.
Next, we add in all the rest of the ingredients, turn it to high, and bring to boil. After reaching a boiling point we cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.