Vegan "Beef" Broth


This makes a good vegan broth that can be used in recipes that call for beef broth (such as French onion soup). I've had it for a while, and am unsure about the origin of it and how close or distant my version is from the original recipe. Also, as with any broth, you don't have to follow the recipe exactly. Fill the pot up and just be more liberal with the ingredients! Freeze whatever you don't need, or refrigerate for a few days.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 50 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
12 cups


  • 1 yellow onion, chopped

  • 3 ribs celery, chopped

  • 2 carrots, chopped

  • 2 leeks, chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, diced

  • 12 cups water

  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme

  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano

  • 2 bay leaves

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ¼ cup soy sauce

  • 3 teaspoons liquid smoke

  • 1 teaspoon vegan Worcestershire sauce


  1. Saute onion in a large nonstick soup pot over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add celery, carrots, leeks, and garlic; saute for 10 minutes. Add water, parsley, thyme, oregano, bay leaves, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, lower heat to medium-low, and simmer for 30 minutes.

  2. Add soy sauce, liquid smoke, and vegan Worcestershire sauce; simmer for 1 hour. Remove and discard vegetables and bay leaves with a slotted spoon.

Cook's Note:

If you can't find vegan Worcestershire sauce, you can make your own by using a mixture of soy sauce, hot sauce, dry mustard, and allspice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

42 Calories
1g Fat
7g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 42
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 358mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 12mg 58%
Calcium 49mg 4%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 186mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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