Vegetable beef soup is a hearty and nutritious dish that combines tender beef with a variety of vegetables in a flavorful broth. Here’s a simple recipe to make vegetable beef soup:

– 1 pound (450g) beef stew meat, cut into bite-sized pieces
– 1 tablespoon oil
– 1 onion, diced
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 3 carrots, diced
– 3 celery stalks, diced
– 2 potatoes, peeled and diced
– 1 can diced tomatoes (14 ounces/400g)
– 4 cups beef broth
– 1 bay leaf
– 1 teaspoon dried thyme
– Salt and pepper to taste
– Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

1. Heat the oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the beef stew meat and cook until browned on all sides. Remove the beef from the pot and set aside.

2. In the same pot, add the diced onion and minced garlic. Sauté until the onion becomes translucent and fragrant.

3. Add the carrots, celery, and potatoes to the pot. Stir and cook for a few minutes until the vegetables start to soften slightly.

4. Return the browned beef to the pot. Add the diced tomatoes (with their juice), beef broth, bay leaf, dried thyme, salt, and pepper. Stir well to combine all the ingredients.

5. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot and let the soup simmer for about 1 to 1.5 hours, or until the beef is tender and the flavors have melded together.

6. Remove the bay leaf from the pot. Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning if needed.

7. Ladle the vegetable beef soup into bowls and garnish with chopped fresh parsley, if desired.

8. Serve the soup hot and enjoy!

Feel free to customize the recipe by adding other vegetables like green beans, corn, or peas according to your preference. You can also add herbs and spices like rosemary or paprika to enhance the flavor. Enjoy your homemade vegetable beef soup!


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