Vegetable Beef Soup

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There was a time in America when families ate their dinner together. During that time, Moms cooked almost every meal (fast food was not a weekly event, it was a treat) and left overs were utilized to help stretch the budget and live a life of stewardship. Left overs were basically staples used to create yummy soups like one of our favorites- Vegetable Beef Soup.

Our family has never eaten out a lot. We enjoy restaurants and a break. But, a good home-cooked meal is always a preferance. While we have worked hard to budget our money, recent increases in groceries, health insurance, gas and taxes (without an increase in pay, but a decrease due to the health insurance/tax increases),we have been re-evaulating our food and how to make our groceries last longer.

Vegetable Beef Stew

So, last week, I made a roast for dinner one night. We had potatoes (which my Dad brings us a 50lb bag when he visits) and green beans. The roast was a little more than a pound, but it fed our family, and we had enough to provide a slice for my husband’s lunch the next day and a pot of Vegetable Beef Stew.

This is how we did it.

I cooked the roast in the slow cooker on low. The beans and potatoes were cooked on the stove. Once dinner was finished and my husband’s lunch was made, we threw all of the following ingredients in the slow cooker and had a yummy soup for lunch and dinner the next day:

Vegetable Beef Soup

  • Tore the meat apart
  • Put it back in the slow cooker/broth the meat had cooked in
  • Strained the beans
  • Strained the potatoes
  • Added 1 can of organic roasted tomatoes
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • Oregano
  • Pepper

What do you make with your leftovers?

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Rebecca Brandt

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  1. You inspired me. Guess what we are having for dinner tonight? :)

  2. Will I still be permitted to comment here if I use not-organic tomatoes? This sounds so yummy. I love stews.

  3. YUM!!! I will be over for dinner shortly :-)

  4. This sounds delicious! I love anything that can be prepared in the crockpot. It makes life so much easier. :-) Thanks so much for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday!” This recipe is going to be featured next week! Congratulations! :-) :-) Be sure to come by and grab an “I’ve been Featured” button. The post should go live around 11pm Eastern Monday night. Hope you have a great rest of your weekend, friend. Many blessings, Lisa