Homemade Beef and Vegetable Soup Recipe

Beef and Vegetable Soup Recipe: this homemade version of your favourite thick and chunky soup is delicious and easy to make.

Beef and Vegetable Soup Recipe: this homemade version of your favourite think and chunky soup is delicious and easy to make.

This beef and vegetable soup recipe is nice and thick and hearty.  It’s almost a stew.  It reminds me of the canned Campbell’s chunky soup my mom used to buy when I was a kid.  This homemade version is easy to put together and the perfect meal with some delicious fresh bread.  It’s full of tender chunks of beef and mixed vegetables, and is sure to become on of your favorite soup recipes.

chunky beef and vegetable soupI was inspired by our Snow White themed dinner and movie night to make it -you can read all about it here.  In the film Snow White finds the cabin in the woods and assumes it’s the home of seven children, without a mother to cook and clean for them.  Her and her animal friends set about cleaning and cooking dinner.  The meal she makes them is a hearty soup boiling away over the fire in a large pot.  We don’t get to know what kind of soup it is, but I imagine it’s something nice and thick and hearty like our old fashioned vegetable beef soup recipe.

Snow White movie night

Snow White themed dinner

Beef Broth Vs. Tomato

A lot of people add tomato paste to a homemade beef and vegetable soup like this, but I much prefer it with just the beef flavour and brown beef caramel color, so I’m sharing my beef and vegetable soup recipe without tomato paste, tomato juice, fresh tomatoes, or tomato puree.  If you’re looking for a tomato broth based homemade vegetable beef soup recipe, this is not the one for you. Our soup has a rich beef broth, that’s almost like a rich gravy.  Adding in the red wine helps add a real depth to the flavour of the soup, and a richness.  And don’t worry all the alcohol burns off as it cooks.

how to make homemade beef and vegetable chunky soup


Any stewing beef will work in the this recipe.  I used a outside round roast, and cut it up for my beef stew meat.  Chuck roast would be a good choice too.  I would not use ground beef for this recipe.  Cut up the beef to about 1 inch cubes, and if you’re not using a lean meat, trim the fat as well.  The cooking time for this soup helps make for tender beef.


We’ve used traditional carrots, onions, celery, potatoes, peas and carrots in our soup.  We like to use loads of veggies.  Green beans would be a good choice as well for this savory vegetable beef soup.  This soup is perfect if you’re looking for healthy recipes.  As much as we love the canned Campbell’s vegetable beef soup, if you’re looking for easy soup recipes that use fresh ingredients and veggies and with less sodium, this is a great option.

Adding potatoes to this dish makes this one of my favourite one pot recipes, that has everything you need for a complete meal in it.  This is a good soup to make if you’re craving something hearty.  It’s also one of my favorite easy weeknight recipes.  And if you’re running short on time, you can make it ahead of time and reheat it.

beef and vegetable soup recipe

Yield: 6 servings

Beef and Vegetable Soup Recipe

Beef and Vegetable Soup Recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes


  • 1 1/2 lbs stewing beef
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 8 cups beef stock
  • 3 carrots, peeled and slices
  • 4 potatoes, peeled and cut in large cubes
  • 1 cup frozen peas


    1. Combine 3 tbsp of flour with 1/4 tsp pepper, and 1/2 salt on a plate. Roll the bite size beef pieces in the mixture to coat them. Add 2 tbsp oil to a large pot or dutch oven and brown the beef over medium high heat, in several batches. Once it's browned, remove it from the pan.
    2. Dice the celery and onion. Add 1 tbsp of oil to the pot and saute the onion and celery pieces over medium heat, until the onion is transparent.
    3. Next add in the Italian seasoning, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Add the worcestershire sauce and the red wine to the pot and use a wooden spoon to stir off any brown bites from the bottom of the pan. Now add the beef stock to the pan, along with the browned beef. Cover and let simmer over medium-low heat for 30 minutes.
    4. Add the carrots that have been peeled and sliced, and the potatoes that have been peeled and cut into large cubes. Bring the pot to the boil over a medium-high heat and cook until the carrots and potatoes are tender, around 20 minutes over a medium heat.
    5. Lastly, add the frozen peas, and bring the soup upto a boil again. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 434Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 1348mgCarbohydrates: 64gFiber: 9gSugar: 10gProtein: 18g
If you have any leftovers of this soup, be sure to store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator, and reheat to serve.  This is everyone’s favourite easy soups to make when you’re craving a hearty dish.

beef and vegetable soup recipe

This is sure to become your favorite homemade beef vegetable soup recipes.   It is pure comfort food, hearty and delicious, and I’m sure you will love this great recipe.  It’s one of the ideal cold or rainy day recipes, because it’s so comforting and warm.

With a beef and vegetable soup recipe, life really is a party!

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