Hearty Vegetable Soup
A hearty beef and vegetable soup loaded with eleven vegetables!
2 pounds stew beef, diced
8 cups water
1 onion, chopped
1 cup tomato ketchup
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 cup split green peas
1 1/2 cups loose-pack frozen corn
1 potato, peeled and diced
1 cup chopped spinach
1 cup green beans, sliced
1 cup fresh or loose-pack frozen peas
6 carrots, peeled and sliced
3 cups diced celery
1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
3 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
- In a large kettle cover diced stew beef with water. Add chopped onion, ketchup, salt, and thyme. Bring to a boil. Skim the surface.
- Add split green peas; cover and simmer over low heat for 3 to 4 hours.
- Add corn, diced potato, chopped spinach, sliced green beans, peas, sliced carrots, diced celery, diced green bell pepper, chopped parsley, and chopped tomatoes. Cover and simmer 30 minutes.
Makes 8 servings.