SLOW COOKER THURSDAY–Easy Vegetable Beef Soup




I am thrilled to be able to share one of our favorite crockpot soup recipes with all of Bloggyland through Slow Cooker Thursday….and you too can share your favorite crockpot recipes with all of Bloggyland! 🙂   Just click on the picture above and head on over to Sandra from Diary of a Stay at Home Mom’s blog and share the link to your post with your favorite slow cooker recipe, or just go and gather some fantastic recipes!


Today’s recipe has been a favorite of our family’s for more than 14 years now.  This recipe used to cost me a total of $3 to make and it would serve a  “whole army” of people.    The prices have gone up considerably since that cost estimation was first made, but it is still an economical way to feed a group 🙂    I always serve it with homemade whole grain bread or rolls, and a green salad and usually cookies for dessert.


Super Easy Vegetable Beef Soup

Original Recipe from Lori4squaremom


  • 1 pound lean ground beef, browned and drained (Season with salt and pepper while browning)
  • 1 16 oz. bag frozen mixed vegetables
  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1 46 oz. can tomato juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

Brown ground beef and drain.   Add all ingredients to 5 quart crockpot and cook on high for 4-5 hours, or low for 6-9 hours.  If desired, you can precook alphabet pasta and add to the crockpot during the last hour of cooking.


Serve with  whole grain bread and salad.


Garnish ideas:  grated cheese, sour cream, oyster crackers



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6 Responses to SLOW COOKER THURSDAY–Easy Vegetable Beef Soup

  1. Hi Lori,
    Thanks this looks good and easy.

  2. that sounds delicious!! Thank you so much for sharing that tried and true recipe.

  3. Renee' says:

    This sounds really good! I’ll be trying this out soon. Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Pam says:

    Looks so good! Thank you!

  5. annie says:

    This does sound yummy!
    Every time I have made whole grain bread in the past it is hard and doesn’t rise big like the bread made with ‘bread flour’… do you have a recipe that is lighter and rises well? I would love to make whole grain bread for my family too.

  6. Karen says:

    Lori!!! My blog is back up! Come visit me

    Karen in IA

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