Hearty Vegetable Beef Soup

Savor the heartwarming comfort of our Hearty Vegetable Beef Soup, a soul-nourishing medley of ground beef, vibrant vegetables, and savory herbs. This wholesome recipe yields a generous pot of goodness, perfect for cozy family meals. Start by cradling 2 pounds of ground beef into a stockpot over medium-high heat. As the beef transforms into crumbly, perfectly browned morsels, relish in the savory aroma filling your kitchen. Drain any excess grease, ensuring your soup is lean and flavorful.

Next, introduce the aromatic trio of 4 diced carrots, 4 chopped celery ribs, and a finely chopped onion to the pot, infusing the mixture with depth and texture. Let them dance with the beef for about 5 minutes until the vegetables soften, creating a symphony of flavors. Add 4 peeled and cubed potatoes, along with a harmonious blend of 1 can of tomato sauce, crushed whole tomatoes, undrained peas, drained and rinsed whole kernel corn, and drained and rinsed green beans. Season this delightful medley with ground black pepper to taste, introducing a touch of thyme and the subtle complexity of a bay leaf.

Stir the ingredients until they unite in a colorful mosaic, and, if needed, drizzle 1/4 cup of water over the concoction, ensuring the mixture stays moist throughout its simmering journey. As the soup comes to a gentle simmer, cover the pot and let the alchemy unfold, stirring regularly to ensure every bite is a symphony of flavors.

After about an hour, behold the transformation—the potatoes tender, the vegetables infused with rich flavors. Ladle this Hearty Vegetable Beef Soup into bowls, and relish in the warmth and nourishment it brings. This recipe is not just a meal; it’s a comforting embrace, inviting you to savor the wholesome goodness of a homemade soup made with love.

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