Hearty Slow Cooker Beef and Vegetable Soup Recipe

Here’s a hearty beef and vegetable soup that couldn’t be easier.

You simply stir all the ingredients together in the slow cooker and then let it simmer away unattended.

In several hours you’re rewarded with a big batch of satisfying soup that will fill you up with minimal fat and calories.

This tasty vegetable beef soup is perfect for a super easy weeknight supper. It’s chock full of healthy ingredients including carrots, celery, onions, potatoes, turnips and peas. And to keep it skinny you use top round steak, trimmed and cut into cubes, but any extra lean stew beef would work.

Hearty Beef & Vegetable Slow Cooker Soup

Hearty Beef & Vegetable Slow Cooker Soup

I knew as soon as I saw the recipe while skimming my Weight Watchers Momentum Slow Cook It: 165 All-New Slow-Cooker Recipes Cookbook, it would be good and ended up making just a a few changes based on what I had available.

With only 213 calories and 5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus in a 2 cup serving, this easy vegetable soup is a real winner for anyone wanting to lose weight and/or eat healthy.

Hearty Beef and Vegetable Soup Recipe for the Slow Cooker
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
An easy, healthy and delicious hearty beef vegetable soup the whole family will love.
Author:
Recipe type: Main, Soup
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 cups low sodium beef broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound top found stead, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 large carrots, diced
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 large (1/2-pound) baking potato, peeled and diced
  • 2 turnips, peeled and diced
  • ¾ cup frozen peas, thawed
  • ¼ cup fresh chopped parsley, optional
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Whisk together the broth, water, tomato paste, thyme and salt in a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker until smooth and well combined.
  2. Stir in the cubes of beef, carrots, celery, onion, potato and turnips.
  3. Cover and cook until the beef and vegetables are fork tender, 4-6 hours on high or 8-12 hours on low.
  4. At the end of cooking stir in the peas. Cover and cook until the peas are heated through, about 10 minutes.
  5. Stir in the parsley.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Cook's Notes
Nutritional estimates per serving (2 cups): 213 calories, 3 g fat, 25 g carb, 5 g fiber, 22 g protein and 5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus. The cookbook says that this soup freezes beautifully, but I'm not usually a fan of potatoes that have been frozen. Give it a try and let me know what you think. Vary the vegetables to suit your tastes. This would also work well with a package of frozen mixed vegetables and be even easier.

Source: Weight Watchers Momentum Slow Cook It: 165 All-New Slow-Cooker Recipes Cookbook

If you liked this slow cooker beef vegetable soup recipe, you might also like:

Weight Watchers Italian Beef and Lentil Slow Cooker Stew
Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Mushroom Barley Soup
Lightened Up Slow Cooker Beef and Mushrooms

*PointsPlus® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Comments

  1. annemarie says

    Hi, I have never hard nor cooked turnips, what are they equivalent too? Substitutions ideas? Thanks,Annemarie

    • says

      Hi Annemarie,

      If you have never had turnips and are feeling adventurous, I’d say give them a try. I would say they have the consistency of root vegetables such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots or parsnips. You could just leave them out or use any of these as substitutions. Hope this helps.

  2. Ellie says

    Sorry, I know this might be a silly question but do you cook the cubes of beef before adding them or do you put them in raw?

    • says

      Hi Ellie,

      No, that’s not a silly question at all. You can put the cubes of beef in raw. That’s what I did. If you prefer, you can brown the cubes of beef first. Some professional cooks would say that it provides better flavor. So, it’s really your choice. I can be a lazy cooks at times and don’t want to be bothered dirtying the stove/skillet. Hope this helps!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this recipe: