Delicious Vegetable Beef Soup


This is truly delicious! This is a variation of my mother-in-laws soup with a little more vegetable and broth to make it more of a meal. I hope you enjoy it!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 45 mins
8 servings


  • 2 (14 ounce) cans vegetable broth

  • 2 cups water

  • 5 small potatoes, peeled and diced

  • head cabbage, chopped

  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • ¼ cup diced celery

  • ¼ cup chopped green bell pepper

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 2 (11.5 ounce) cans tomato-vegetable juice cocktail

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can Italian-style diced tomatoes

  • ½ (16 ounce) package frozen mixed vegetables

  • 1 cup frozen cut okra

  • 1 cup frozen lima beans

  • 2 cubes beef bouillon, crumbled

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon celery seed

  • 1 tablespoon bacon grease

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Pour 1 can vegetable broth and water into a large pot. Place potatoes and cabbage into pot, and bring to a boil. Cook 10 minutes, or until potatoes are tender but firm.

  2. Place the beef in a skillet over medium heat, and cook until evenly brown. Drain grease and mix beef into the pot. Stir the onion, celery, green bell pepper, and garlic into the skillet. Cook until tender, then mix into the pot.

  3. Pour remaining broth and tomato-vegetable juice cocktail into the pot. Mix in tomatoes, frozen mixed vegetables, okra, lima beans, beef bouillon, Worcestershire sauce, celery seed, and bacon grease. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

342 Calories
11g Fat
40g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 342
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 860mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 14%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 74mg 369%
Calcium 126mg 10%
Iron 5mg 30%
Potassium 1112mg 24%

* 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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