Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Homemade Vegetable Beef Soup

Hopefully I will remember to take a picture of the finished product tonight and edit this post.

Homemade Vegetable Beef Soup

1 package (usually 2 to a pack) beef soup bone (also called shanks)
2 small or 1 large package of boneless beef stew meat
2 medium or 1 large onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 can of beef broth
1 can of tomato sauce
seasonings to taste
about 1 tbl sugar
water to fill up big soup pot
1 large or 2 small heads cabbage, chopped
1 large or 2 small turnips, peeled and cut in quarters
5 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
5 to 6 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into eighths
1 can cut green beans
1 can small peas
1 bag whole kernel frozen corn
1/2 bag frozen baby lima beans

Brown meat, onion, bell pepper, and celery together adding seasoning of your choice. I use salt, pepper and garlic. Once nicely browned add beef broth and tomato sauce along with sugar. Stir well and add water to fill pot. Cover and bring to boil, reduce to simmer and simmer till meat starts to get tender.

Add cabbage and cook for about an hour. By now meat should be very tender. Add canned veggies and frozen veggies. Add turnips. Simmer for about 45 minutes to an hour. Add carrots. Simmer about 30 minutes , taste for seasoning, adjust if necessary. Add potatoes. Simmer till carrots and potatoes are tender. Enjoy!

Tonight I am serving it with the homemade dinner rolls. Recipe is here on the site.