Vegetable Beef Soup


Brimming with chunks of beef, potatoes, carrots, green beans and mushrooms, this satisfying soup is a meal in itself. 'When unexpected guests come to visit, this is one of my favorite recipes to prepare because it's ready in no time,' says Ruby Williams of Bogalusa, Louisiana. 'I like to serve it with warm corn bread and a fruit salad.'

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
12 servings


  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans beef broth

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 6 medium carrots, cut into 1/2-inch slices

  • 3 cups cooked cubed beef

  • 2 cups frozen cut green beans, thawed

  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms

  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed

  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


  1. In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, combine the broth, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir in potatoes and carrots. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12 minutes or until carrots are crisp-tender.

  2. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.