To Top

Vegetable Soup


  • beef soup bone
  • 2 carrots, cut in cubes
  • 1 sm. rutabaga, cubed
  • 1 potato, cubed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf


Cover soup bone with water in kettle and bring to a boil and simmer 2-3 hours. Remove bone and salt to taste. To broth add any meat removed from bone, add carrots, rutabaga, potato, onion and bay leaf. Bring to a boil and simmer until vegetables are done. Dumplings may be added.

By Robin from Washington, IA

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

By 0 found this helpful
September 13, 2011
This is a great hearty, cooler weather soup. We love it in the evenings when the temperature starts to dip down cooler, which will be happening here in Iowa before we know it!


  • soup bone
  • 4 lbs. stew meat
  • 3 quarts cold water
  • 3 tsp. parsley flakes
  • 1/4 tsp. thyme
  • 1/4 tsp. marjoram
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 10 pepper corns
  • 1/2 tsp. sweet basil
  • 1/4 tsp. sugar
  • 5 cloves
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • Vegetables of your choice (optional)*.

*Some suggestions are: carrots, green pepper, celery, onions, potatoes, cabbage, tomatoes, or frozen mixed veggies. I would add all of these.


Brown meat. Add water, cover, and bring to a boil. Remove scum. Add above ingredients and cook until meat is tender. Add extra vegetables such as suggested. Let cook all day on low (10-12 hours) or 8-10 hours on high in crock pot. Watch close - cooking time really depends on your crock pot.

Servings: varies
Prep Time: 20-30 Minutes
Cooking Time: 8-12 Hours

By Robin from Washington, IA

Comment Was this helpful? Yes

June 17, 20100 found this helpful


  • 1 Tbsp. shortening
  • 1 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 cup carrots, diced
  • 1 1/2 cup potato, diced
  • 1 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 1 can tomatoes (2 1/2 cups)
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar


Melt shortening; add 3/4 lb. ground beef. Cook until meat is done. Add other ingredients and simmer 45 minutes. Can add other veggies if you desire.

By Robin from Washington, IA

Comment Was this helpful? Yes

October 23, 20090 found this helpful


  • 3 carrots
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 2 leeks
  • 1 small cabbage
  • 1 small can tomato sauce
  • Salt, pepper and garlic to taste
  • 1 Tbsp. chicken base
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 10 cups water


Bring water to a boil and add chicken base. Chop all vegetables and add to water. Fry chopped onion in a little oil; drain and add to water and vegetables. Add seasonings and tomato sauce. Simmer for 2 hours.

By Maria from Sun City, CA


Vegetable Soup

What's the purpose of frying the onion prior to adding it to the rest of the ingredients? Sounds delicious! (01/08/2007)



Vegetable Soup


The reason why you fry the onion, is so you can bring out the "sweetness" of the onion. Make sure you don't overcook. Fry just until the onions are clear and tender. Hope you try, it's a family favorite of ours.(01/10/2007)

By mvb

Comment Was this helpful? Yes
Related Content
Food and Recipes Recipes Soups VegetableJune 17, 2010
A bowl of fresh vegetable soup.
Making Vegetable Broth
Turkey dumpling soup with carrots.
Leftover Turkey Soup Recipes
Vegetable Soup on Tray With Bread
Vegetable Soup Recipes
Woman pushing cubes of beef from cutting board into a soup pot with vegetables in the foreground.
Making Vegetable Beef Soup From Scratch
Summer Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/07/19 12:03:38 in 3 secs.
Loading Something Awesome!