Hearty Italian Vegetable Beef Soup

Always in need of a good soup recipe this one is a keeper .  It doesn’t take much time to prep or even cook, so dinner can be done under 2 hours. While it seems like a lot of time most the work is all in browning beef and chopping vegetables. Incredibly easy to make, if you really are short on time, simply brown the beef and toss everything into the slow cooker and be done with it. Depending on your slow cooker times may vary, but low is mostly 6 hours, medium 4 hours, and if you have high it may only take 2. 

This Italian Vegetable Beef Soup is nicely balanced, hearty and flavorful. While some beef soups taste of solely beef, this has a nice equal taste of  all the vegetables while the beef doesn’t over power it. You can serve this with nice warm bread or even over rice if desired. I bet wide egg noodles would work in a pinch too if you liked, haven’t tried that myself , the kids themselves always enjoy eating this soup with some fresh baked bread. 


Hearty Italian Vegetable Beef Soup
Serves 16
Hearty Vegetable Beef Soup
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
  1. 2 pounds ground beef
  2. 4 cloves garlic, minced
  3. 1 cup diced onion
  4. 4 cups sliced carrots
  5. 3 cups chopped celery
  6. 3 cups water
  7. 3 cups vegetable broth
  8. 2 cups collards ( or kale chopped)
  9. 2 cups mushrooms
  10. (1) 16-ounce can diced tomatoes
  11. (1) 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  12. (1) 14-ounce can tomato sauce
  13. 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  14. 1 teaspoon dried basil
  15. 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  16. 1 teaspoon kosher salt, adjust to taste
  17. 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  18. 4 cups roughly chopped, cabbage
  1. In a large pot, brown beef over medium high heat with garlic and onion. Once it's browned add in the carrots, celery, water and broth to the pot. Add in the rest of the ingredients and , stir and cover, cooking until it starts to boil. Once it hits a boil, lower heat to simmer, cook uncovered for about 25-30 minutes or until the carrots are tender.
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8 thoughts on “Hearty Italian Vegetable Beef Soup

  1. Akhil

    This is very healthy soup; incorporated with all the beneficial fibers and nutrients. I really like soups that are quick to make.

  2. Lisa Rios

    I always love trying out different varieties of soups every week as they are a good starter food before any meal. I have never done A beef soup before and the combination of some awesome ingredients makes it a delicious one to try out!

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