Vegetable Beef Soup

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  Mmmmmmm….soup.  Is there anything more comforting than a bowl of warm soup?  I think not.  And there’s nothing easier than a round two recipe for soup.  Glorious leftovers yet again!  Monday morning I put a 3 pound roast in the crockpot.  Be sure to trim any excess fat. Then I peeled some potatoes allowing one per person plus 2-3 small potatoes to be leftover for soup.  I threw in about half a pound of baby carrots.  I sprinkled it all with some salt and pepper and my secret seasoning-one packet of dry beefy onion soup mix.  I usually sift it to keep the onions out and then discard the dried onions.  If your tummy doesn’t mind the dried onions, just sprinkle the whole package over the roast and vegetables.  Add water to just under the top of the meat. Cook in the crockpot on low for 8-10 hours.  We ate it for dinner that night.  I saved the broth, leftover meat and vegetables in a large bowl.  Tonight I pulled all the leftovers out of the refrigerator and added a few things for a quick soup. If you prefer, use frozen vegetables instead of canned,  Add some crackers or fresh buttered bread et voila!  Dinner is served.  Cheers!  Let’s clink spoons and have some soup.
   Vegetable Beef Soup

1 Tbs. butter

1/2 small onion, finely diced

1 tsp. minced garlic

1 stalk celery, finely diced

1 lb. cooked beef roast. cut into bite-sized cubes

2-3 cooked potatoes, cut into bite-sized cubes

1/2-3/4 cup cooked carrots, cut into bite-sized pieces

3 cups beef broth from leftover roast, fat skimmed from the top

2 bouillon cubes

15 oz. can diced tomatoes with juice

15 oz. can green beans. mostly drained

15 oz. can corn, mostly drained

15 oz. can peas, mostly drained

1/2 cup ketchup

1 tsp. kosher salt

1 tsp. pepper

1 tsp. sugar

Melt the butter in a large Dutch oven.  Add the onion and celery and cook for 3 minutes or until onion is soft and translucent. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.  Add the remaining ingredients to the pot and cook on medium heat until it comes to a boil.  Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 30-45 minutes.  Taste to see if seasoning is correct.  Add more salt and pepper if necessary.  Ladle into bowls and serve with crackers or buttered bread.  Enjoy!

Wishing you love, laughter and cake,

Glenda

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About glendaclark

Hi there! My name is Glenda and I love food. Cooking and baking are my creative outlets. You'll find me in the kitchen laughing, singing, dancing and cooking or baking. I'm wife to my green eyed Irish guy, mother of four and grandmother of four. These are the chronicles of life as Glenda, the good witch of cake. Warning: may contain cartoon moments, butter and sugar.

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