This Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup is one of the easiest soups you will ever make. A flavor-filled soup the entire family will love!

My mom made this for us often when we were growing up. Sometimes if she didn’t have potatoes she would throw in macaroni noodles instead (also very delicious). It is such a simple soup that really doesn’t need any other seasoning besides salt and pepper. As you can also see in the recipe below, you can whip this up in less than 30 minutes start-to-finish if you are in a time crunch and just want to make it on the stovetop. I have done both ways and I really can’t tell that big of a difference. It totally depends on what kind of time you have!

I love making this Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup with our homemade tomato juice (here). The rich flavor of the garden tomatoes come bursting through like nobody’s business.  So good!

This soup is the perfect Fall soup but also works well as a Spring soup with the peas and potatoes. It would make for a great, easy St. Patrick’s Day meal (meat, potatoes, and a little green, too)! What I also love about this soup is that it is a light, healthy soup. It has a rich tomato base with no creams or butter. This vegetable beef soup will also leave you feeling nice and full, but in a good way! It sticks to you so you don’t get the munchies later on at night like some soups do. This also freezes well. You can freeze in freezer bags or plastic containers and then thaw completely and heat on the stove (or in a Crock Pot) before serving.

Slow Cooker Beef Vegetable Soup  Prep Time:  Cook Time: Total Time: 6hr  15mins

This Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup is one of the easiest soups you will ever make. A flavor-filled soup the entire family will love!
Course: Soup
Cuisine:American

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 c. beef broth
  • 1 quart vegetable/tomato juice click here or store bought works fine
  • 4 medium potatoes diced (you can peel them if you prefer, but leaving the skin on is good too)
  • 1 c. frozen or canned green beans
  • 1 c. frozen or canned corn
  • 1 c. frozen peas
  • 2-3 carrots sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a skillet cook ground beef with onion until browned and season with salt and pepper.

  2. Place cooked ground beef mixture and remaining ingredients in a large slow cooker and cook on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-6 hours or until potatoes are fork-tender.

  3. *If you do not want to use a slow cooker, brown beef and onion in a large pot or Dutch oven and add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer about 20 minutes or until potatoes are fork-tender.