Easy crock pot vegetable beef soup recipe that’s healthy and full of flavor. Just throw everything in your slow cooker and it’s done in as quick as 2 hours. There’s a vegetarian version and you can make it faster using our Instant Pot beef vegetable soup instructions.
Adding potatoes, tomatoes, green beans and ground beef or sausage and have a hearty Old Fashioned meal ready when you come home.
I’m all about my slow cooker! Here is an easy crock pot vegetable beef soup recipe that is easy to throw together. Pair it with a piece of bread or crackers and you have a hearty meal! One of our favorite crockpot recipes. (originally published 4/16, affiliate links present)
Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup
Like I said, if I can throw it in a crockpot, let it cook all by itself all day, and have it ready with really no effort on my part I’m all about it!! We are a busy family of 5 who all work or go to school. Most of the time there is some activity after school to travel to as well so if there is a meal ready when we get home it saves the day.
All you have to do for prep is brown the ground sausage or beef. If you use a bag of mixed frozen vegetables you don’t even need to slice produce. I don’t know about you but I love slow cooker soup recipes for dinner when it is cold outside. During the Winter I am all about it! Pair it with some rolls or garlic bread and enjoy together.
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- This is my favorite 6 quart programmable one with a locking lid so it’s great for bringing to a potluck too.
- If you just want to serve a few appetizers you should get this one that sit side by side one another.
- I prefer not to use liners, but rather just spray olive oil inside before adding my food for easier cleanups.
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Crockoot Vegetable Beef Soup with Canned Vegetables
Soup is a great comfort food meal, especially during the colder months. It’s fairly inexpensive to make, it sticks with you, and kids typically love anything in soup form, at least mine do anyway.
For this easy slow cooker vegetable soup you will need some ground beef, sausage or turkey. I prefer spicy ground sausage from Jimmy dean if I can find it because it adds a little bit of heat and a ton of flavor to it too. Diced fresh produce works but you could also use canned if that is all you have.
If you want a vegetarian homemade vegetable beef soup in the slow cooker then just leave the meat out entirely….this recipe is very versatile! We have a lot of slow cooker vegetable recipes on our site. Why? Because you can make easy side dishes like Crockpot brussel sprouts and soups like these.
Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup with Pasta
All of the veggies can be fresh, frozen, or canned. This option is nice because sometimes the grocery store has really inexpensive green beans so you might want to pick those up and use fresh, but nothing else looks great so you can get canned or frozen of the other items.
Once you cook your meat you literally throw that and all the veggies and canned tomato sauce products in, turn on your crock pot and you’re done! If you wanted to add medium size noodles, just submerge them 30 minutes before serving to get them nice and tender.
- Chicken broth
- Diced tomatoes – we like this petite variety
- Ground beef – or ground turkey or sausage
- Green beans
When it comes to using fresh, frozen or canned veggies like Veg-All there is a big difference when it comes to texture. If you don’t like yours super soft then you should go with fresh. That way you can slice them bigger so it won’t break down as quickly and you’ll still have a bit of “bite” to them. Next would be frozen and the softest would be canned for sure.
Crockpot vegetable beef soup recipe
You could use a mixture of them all too though depending on what you have on hand. Many times I will have a few stalks of celery and carrots in the fridge but want to add more. I’ll throw in a bag of frozen green beans like you see here and I’ve been known to add a can of black beans too. I mean whatever goes.
You really could cook this on low on your stove top. Just add beef, brown the meat in your pot with some olive oil first. You could use diced chuck roast or hamburger too. All you need is to meld all the flavors together so 30 minutes to 1 hour will do it over medium heat bubbling with a lid on it.
Add everything else on low until vegetables are as tender as possible as you would if it were slow cooked all day and serve with crusty bread. Want it faster with the other white meat? You could use our timing at the top of this post in your pressure cooker with leftover chicken if you had some to use up.
- We love corned beef and cabbage in the crockpot year round
- Whole chicken in the crockpot is great especially if you want shredded chicken tacos
- Our loaded baked potato soup is incredible
What is the best way to save leftover soup? We talk about that in this article here. Using souper cubes has been a game changer. You know I hate wasting food so it’s a tip we speak about often.
Here is the entire slow cooker vegetable beef soup recipe below. It includes nutrition information such as calories and saturated fat. Enjoy!
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Crock Pot Vegetable Beef Soup
- 1 lb ground beef or turkey
- 1 onion diced
- 2 cans diced tomatoes petite
- 48 oz chicken broth or vegetable broth for vegetarian, use more if you want it thinner
- 1 potato diced
- 2 carrots peeled, sliced into dials (if using canned veggies use 2 drained instead of fresh)
- 2 stalks celery cut into large bite size chunks
- 2 c green beans can use frozen
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 2 ears corn remove kernels
- salt and pepper to taste
- Slice vegetables, and brown meat on stovetop. If using canned veggies, drain 2 cans and use those instead of fresh or 1 large bag of frozen mixed.
- Add all ingredients into your slow cooker and stir well. Set to low and cook for 6 hours or high for 2.5 hrs and serve!