Old-Fashioned Beef-Vegetable Soup

Old-Fashioned Beef-Vegetable Soup

For a winter gathering, there's nothing better than this amazingly flavored beef soup, with classic ingredients like rutabagas and cabbage.

Prep Time

45

Minutes

Total Time

4:00

Hrs:Mins

Makes

14

servings

3
lb meaty cross-cut beef shank bones, cut into 3-inch pieces
10
cups water
3
tablespoons beef-flavor instant bouillon
1 1/2
teaspoons salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
2
dried bay leaves
4
cups vegetable juice
3
cups cubed potatoes (3 medium)
3
cups coarsely chopped cabbage
2
cups frozen small whole onions (from 16-oz bag)
2
cups cubed peeled rutabaga (1 1/2 medium)
2
cups Green Giant® frozen cut green beans (from 1-lb bag)
4
medium carrots, sliced (2 cups)
3
medium stalks celery, sliced (1 1/2 cups)
  1. In 8-quart stockpot or Dutch oven, place beef bones and water. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 30 minutes. Skim off and discard any residue that rises to surface.
  2. Stir in bouillon, salt, pepper, thyme and bay leaves. Return to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 2 to 2 1/2 hours longer or until meat is tender.
  3. Remove beef bones and bay leaves from broth. Skim and discard fat from broth. When bones are cool enough to handle, remove meat from bones; cut into bite-size pieces.
  4. Return meat to broth. Stir in all remaining ingredients. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Makes 14 servings (1 1/2 cups each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tip
Serving soup to a crowd? Put the soup in a slow cooker to keep it warm and set up a buffet so guests can serve themselves.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 1/2 Cups)
  • Calories 160
    • (Calories from Fat 25),
  • Total Fat 3g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,),
  • Cholesterol 30mg;
  • Sodium 850mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 18g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 7g),
  • Protein 15g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 2 Vegetable;
    • 1 1/2 Lean Meat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 ;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.