Hi everyone! I am Danielle from over at Creatively Homespun. Maryann invited me over to her blog as a new Contributor to share with you some A-mazing recipes every month! I’m so excited to be here because not only is Domestically Speaking a great place to be, but I’m also excited to get to know everyone here. So today I wanted to share with you about this simple crock pot soup: delicious Slow-Cooker Beef Vegetable Soup. With the weather finally starting to look like winter around my neck of the woods, anything slow-cooker and soup is basically a top runner for a winter survival meal!
Another great thing about this meal is it can be FROZEN for the future! So you can toss it in the slow-cooker all day -no fuss, and also throw it in the freezer for a day that you need a quick meal. All in all this soup is a huge bonus to anyone’s monthly meals.
SLOW COOKER BEEF VEGETABLE SOUP
2 lbs of stew meat
1/2 cup flour
1 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoons fresh cracked pepper
1 large diced white onion
2 dried bay leaves
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 cups water
4 skinned/diced medium-sized potatoes: white or red skinned
5 peeled/sliced medium-sized carrots
1 stalk chopped celery
1 package of frozen corn
1 teaspoon garlic salt
32 oz of beef broth
- Place flour, garlic salt, and stew beef in a zip-lock bag- Shake until the beef is completely covered.
- Heat oil in a sauce pan on medium/high and place beef into oil. Brown on all sides and place on the bottom of your slow-cooker.
- Brown onion in the same sauce pan for approximately 2 minutes. The onion will absorb the beef flavor, which is delicious! Place onions on top of beef in the slow-cooker.
- Add broth, Worcestershire sauce to the same un-rinsed sauce pan. Bring to a boil and place in 3 teaspoons of flour, stir and continue to boil. This will give the broth mixture a nice thick consistency, almost like a gravy. Add this mixture to the slow-cooker.
- Add remaining ingredients to the slow cooker. Cook on low for approximately 8 hours stirring occasionally.
Doesn’t it look amazing? The colors and variety of textures in this soup really create a combination that is pretty irresistible!
Soups are so versatile too! You can add or take out ingredients to create something that suits your taste buds. For example, I like to add corn to most of my soups. My kids seem to eat anything as long as there is corn involved. Ha!
If you wanted to check out some other fantastic soups then you’ll love this post!
I would like to thank Maryann for inviting me over to her creative space!! I’m so excited to see the amazing things that will happen over here. Thanks for stopping by everyone! I’m really stoked to show you some more delicious recipes! So be on the lookout… and stay warm!