My Mom’s Beef Vegetable Soup

Hi everyone!

Thank you so so much for all of your kind words about my first vlog! I now really can’t wait to start doing more of them :D.

I have a super tasty recipe for you guys today! My mom’s beef vegetable soup has been one of my favorite winter-time meals for as long as I can remember! Well, she made it last night and I finally got the recipe from her. It’s super easy to make, and while it does take a while it isn’t hard at all…the reason it takes so long is due to the amount of simmering that has to happen!

Beef Vegetable Soup

Serves ~10


  • 3 lbs beef stew meat (trim off any excess fat if there is any)
  • 1 qt package of beef broth/stock
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 tsp salt
  • Β½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ΒΌ dried marjoram
  • ΒΌ tsp pepper
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 large sweet onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 14.5oz cans of diced tomatoes
  • 1 2lb bag of frozen mixed vegetables (ours had corn, peas, green beans, and carrots)
  • 1 additional cup of frozen corn
  • Canola oil


  • Brown meat in canola oil; rinse meat under hot water when done to remove any excess grease
  • Put meat back into stock pot
  • Add broth and water
  • Add salt, oregano, marjoram, pepper, bay leaves, onion, and garlic
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce, cover, and simmer for 2 hours
  • Add frozen vegetables and cans of tomatoes
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 45 min to 1 hour
  • Remove bay leaves
  • Serve and enjoy!

I topped my bowl of soup with some mini saltine crackers…totally delicious and it definitely hit the spot!

Yummy!!! πŸ˜€


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Anyway, I gotta get going, I have two appointments to look at and try on wedding dresses today! Eeeee I am so excited :D.

I hope you all have an amazing Monday!



Do you like vegetable soup? What’s your favorite kind?

How was your weekend?


About In Sweetness and In Health

I'm Lindsay! I'm a 23 year-old graduate student in occupational therapy. I love all things health and fitness related and this blog will document my life as I learn to really love myself, try to stop worrying so much about my body, and truly take advantage of all the sweet things that life offers us.

Posted on January 9, 2012, in Dinner, Recipe, Survey. Bookmark the permalink. 23 Comments.

  1. What a great recipe! Nothing better than a big pot of soup in the winter. πŸ™‚ I love all of the vegetable soups at Au Bon Pain–especially the Tuscan White Bean!

    Have so much fun trying on dresses today!!!!

  2. Drool! What a perfect recipe for a chilly day! πŸ™‚

    And have fun trying on dresses!!!! Hope you find the one!

  3. AND a high of 56 here which is like FRIGID WINTER everywhere else πŸ™‚

    perfect timing…

  4. This looks so hearty and delish!! Yum πŸ™‚

  5. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance

    I’m a HUGE veggie soup lover. In fact, I have a tough time making any soup that isn’t centered around vegetables haha

  6. I love vegetable soup – especially minestrone. I need to get a big soup pot like yours though, I’m always on “make sure the soup doesn’t boil over” duty!

  7. I love all soup, especially in the winter months. It is the perfect meal and soups make it so easy to get all your veggies and proteins in one place!

  8. That soup looks incredible and I am bookmarking this recipe! THANKS!! Can’t wait to try it!

  9. the soup looks so yummy!! i love my stepmom’s vegetable minestrone soup – it’s SO good! there’s nothing like homemade soup. πŸ˜‰

    have fun trying on dresses!! so exciting!

  10. Have FUN trying on dresses!!!! I found mine as the 2ND dress I tried on –but tried on like 50 more after. You will KNOW when you try yours on –promise πŸ™‚

    • Ahh I wish that was the case haha. I found 3 that I liked! I have one more appointment later this week so maybe I’ll find “the one” there!

  11. This looks delicious! I love vegetable soup, especially on a winter night! I really like this Southwestern Vegetable Soup my mom makes, so delicious! I can’t wait to give this one a try!

    Good luck with your dresses, can’t wait to hear how it went!

  12. Yummm I LOVE homemade soup! Aaahh how exciting, good luck with the wedding dresses πŸ˜€

  13. This looks great! Thanks for the recipe πŸ™‚

  14. That looks so similar to my mom’s beef and vegetable soup!! Yum! But what is marjoram??

    Yahoooo for wedding dress shopping! I wanna hear how it goes! πŸ™‚

    • Yea I didn’t know what it was either haha…it’s a type of spice!! And wedding dress shopping was good…too good actually because there are 3 that I like haha. How am I supposed to choose??

  15. I hope you had fun trying on dresses!!! I am obsessed with “Say Yes to the Dress” so I kind of feel like I know what it’s like to try them on even though I actually have no idea πŸ™‚

  16. I’ve been craving soup the past few weeks but my past attempts at making it myself have been sort of, ehh. I need to try some new recipes like this!

  17. I love all types of veggie soups, especially during the winter! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing this recipe, adding it to my collection for sure!

  18. I’m not a fan of beef n’ veggie, but I am a huge fan of soup. I plan on having some tonight, actually.

  19. I do, I LOVE soup! I love beef vegetable also! This looks delicious.

  20. I could eat soup for breakfast, lunch and dinner all winter long! It’s so comforting! Your mom’s recipe looks and sounds amazing. I’ve been craving beef lately, so I think I’m going to try making a pot for myself. Thanks for the recipe!

    Hope you enjoyed trying on dresses today!

  21. There is something just so perfectly-perfect about soup lie this πŸ™‚ Thanks for the recipe mam!

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