Crock Pot Vegetable Beef Soup

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Crock Pot Vegetable Beef Soup is full of savory ground beef and hearty vegetables. One of the easiest soups to throw together on a busy, chilly day, and always a family favorite!

A spoonful of crock pot vegetable beef soup with a bowl and a crock pot in the background

Crock Pot Beef Vegetable Soup

Crock Pot Beef Vegetable Soup takes me right back to the cozy days of my childhood, when the savory smell would greet us coming home from school. It’s the kind of meal that our mom would throw together in the morning on busy days in the slow cooker and let simmer all day. She would always serve it with delicious homemade crusty bread or our favorite hot cheese bread for a simple, healthy and hearty supper. It’s so easy to make, you’ll never reach for canned soup again!

Ground beef, onions, corn, peas, potatoes, carrots, and a bay leaf in a white crock pot

A Healthy and Delicious Dinner

This healthy vegetable beef soup begins with a rich tomato base with no creams or butter. Try making it with our homemade tomato juice. The rich flavor of those garden tomatoes add a fresh, vibrant flavor to the vegetables and beef. Add any veggies you like (or ones you know your kids will actually eat). We love peas, carrots, corn, and green beans, but you could add any number of fresh or frozen veggies. The more the better! And the ground beef can be swapped out for ground turkey or even chunks of stew beef. Whatever the variations, it’s a healthy soup to feel good about, yet hearty enough to make you full and satisfied.

A bowl of crock pot vegetable beef soup

Suggestions for this Recipe

  • Use russet or Yukon gold potatoes in this soup. If you don’t have any potatoes on hand, use macaroni noodles! They’ll cook up perfectly along with the rest of the veggies and really makes it seem like a totally different soup!
  • We like to use ground beef in this recipe, but you can use other beef stew meat if that is what you have available.
  • No time to wait for the crock pot to do the work? No problem! This vegetable beef soup recipe can also be made in just 30 minutes by simmering the ingredients on the stove top. I have prepared it both ways and you can’t really tell a difference in the end result. It all depends on what kind of time you have.
  • Vegetable Beef Soup is a perfect meal for a gluten-free diet. Just make sure to swap out regular beef broth for a GF version. Swanson’s Beef Broth is gluten free and works great in this recipe.
  • Homemade vegetable beef soup freezes beautifully! You can freeze in freezer bags or plastic containers and then thaw completely and heat on the stove in a crock pot before serving.
  • This soup isn’t just for fall and winter months. Try it with fresh or frozen peas and potatoes in the springtime for a fresh, vibrant soup. Or serve it alongside our Irish Soda Bread for a delightful St. Patrick’s Day meal.
Crock Pot Vegetable Beef Soup being ladled out of a crock pot

More Crock Pot Soups to Try

  • Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice Soup:  Chicken and Rice Soup warms you up on cold fall and winter days. It is also ideal for busy days. The ingredients go into the Slow Cooker in the morning and a nice, hot meal awaits in the evening.
  • Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup: There are so many different vegetables in this Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup. It is very healthy and hearty.
  • Slow Cooker Cheese Tortellini Soup: This Cheese Tortellini Soup is a flavorful, easy slow cooker meal. Tortellini, sausage, and spinach in a creamy tomato soup and slow cooked to perfection.
  • Slow Cooker Pasta E Fagioli Soup: Our version of the Olive Garden Pasta E Fagioli Soup tastes just like the original. It is an Italian seasoned soup easily made in the slow cooker.
  • Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana Soup:  Many agree that this Zuppa Toscana Soup Olive Garden Copycat is actually better than the original! It has a creamy both base and is loaded with sausage and potatoes.

How to Make Crock Pot Vegetable Beef Soup

A bowl of crock pot vegetable beef stew with rolls and a crock pot in the background

Crock Pot Vegetable Beef Soup

4.96 from 23 votes
Crock Pot Vegetable Beef Soup is full of savory ground beef and hearty vegetables. One of the easiest soups to throw together on a busy, chilly day, and always a family favorite!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 15 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Equipment

  • Crock Pot Slow Cooker

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a skillet cook ground beef with onion until browned and season with salt and pepper.  
    Ground beef and onions in a skillet
  • Place cooked ground beef mixture and remaining ingredients in a large slow cooker and cook on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-6 hours or until potatoes are fork-tender.
    Ground beef, onions, corn, peas, potatoes, carrots, and a bay leaf in a white crock pot
  • *If you do not want to use a slow cooker, brown beef and onion in a large pot or Dutch oven and add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer about 20 minutes or until potatoes are fork-tender.
    A spoonful of crock pot vegetable beef soup with a bowl and a crock pot in the background

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 286kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 16gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 490mgPotassium: 1056mgFiber: 6gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 3755IUVitamin C: 59mgCalcium: 82mgIron: 6mg

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Erica lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Jared, an attorney, and her beautiful three girls. Beyond the world of recipes, she loves adventuring with everything from kayaking, to cruising, to snowboarding and taking the family along for the thrill ride.

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  1. This was so easy to put together. I used V-8 juice and it turned out excellent.
    Thank you for sharing this recipe. Tasted just like my mom used to make. So good!!
    I added extra veggies so it took a little longer, but well worth the wait.

  2. I forgot the tomato juice. I have tomato paste and tomato soup on hand… can I substitute with either of those?

  3. 5 stars
    This was an easy delicious recipe that tastes just like my grandma’s favorite soup. I’ll be making it again!

  4. 5 stars
    Definitely perfect for the cooler weather we are starting to have! I love the minimal prep time and how everything can just be thrown into the slow cooker. Yum!

  5. 5 stars
    I love vegetable beef soup! I’m so glad I found this recipe so that I can make it easily in the crock pot!

  6. 5 stars
    I have never made vegetable beef soup with ground beef and it’s so good! Love using my crockpot again now that the weather is cooler! Thank you!

  7. 5 stars
    What a delicious recipe! We loved it! This is the time of year when we love soup recipes, we will definitely be making it again soon!

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