Happy Thursday to you all! Did you know that I have been guest blogging over the last few months? I’ve been sharing yummy recipes over at Domestically Speaking! You should take some time and check out her blog.. Maryann is amazing! I’m so excited to be there, and once a month you will see some of my favorite recipes over there!
Back in February I shared a great recipe that you can make all seasons, because it is a slow-cooker meal! Slow-cookers help to create winter favorites to enjoy during the hot summer months because you don’t need to get hot in the kitchen! Also, with everyone’s busy schedules during the summer… you can’t go wrong with a meal that cooks itself. ha!
Another great thing about this meal is it is FREEZABLE for the future! So you can toss it in the slow-cooker all day -no fuss, and also throw it in the freezer for a day that you need a quick meal. All in all this soup is a huge bonus to anyone’s monthly meals. And you know me… I’m always trying to come up with new options for a Dairy Free meal in our home.
SLOW COOKER BEEF VEGETABLE SOUP
2 lbs of stew meat
1/2 cup flour
1 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoons fresh cracked pepper
1 large diced white onion
2 dried bay leaves
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 cups water
4 skinned/diced medium sized potatoes: white or red skinned
5 peeled/sliced medium sized carrots
1 stalk chopped celery
1 package of frozen corn
1 teaspoon garlic salt
32 oz of beef broth
- Place flour, garlic salt, and stew beef in a zip-lock bag- Shake until the beef is completely covered.
- Heat oil in a sauce pan on medium/high and place beef into oil. Brown on all sides and place on the bottom of your slow-cooker.
- Brown onion in the same sauce pan for approximately 2 minutes. The onion will absorb the beef flavor, which is delicious! Place onions on top of beef in the slow-cooker.
- Add broth, Worcestershire sauce to the same un-rinsed sauce pan. Bring to a boil and place in 3 teaspoons of flour, stir and continue to boil. This will give the broth mixture a nice thick consistency, almost like a gravy. Add this mixture to the slow-cooker.
- Add remaining ingredients to the slow cooker. Cook on low for approximately 8 hours stirring occasionally.
Doesn’t it look amazing? The colors and variety of textures in this soup really create a combination that is pretty irresistible!
Soups are so versatile too! You can add or take out ingredients to create something that suits your taste buds. For example, I like to add corn to most of my soups. My kids seem to eat anything as long as there is corn involved. Ha!
If you wanted to check out some other fantastic soups then you’ll love this post!
I really loved this recipe! It is a pretty simple and traditional version, but with a little surprise ingredients. Sometimes that is all you need to make a old recipe feel new!