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Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Best Beef Vegetable Soup Recipe


Great for any gathering!

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Best Beef Vegetable Soup Recipe - (Soups)


*This recipe fills an 8-quart cooking pot.

1 package beef stew chunks (or 2 lbs. ground beef)
1 tablespoon mined garlic
1 carton beef broth (Swanson 32 ounces)
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (heaping)
2 packs beef soup mix (Lipton, 1 box)
1 jar salsa (On The Border, Medium, 24 oz. or 2-16 oz. jars)
1 can green beans (14.5 oz.)
1 can sweet peas (15 oz.)
1 can mixed veggies (15 oz.)
2 cans sliced potatoes (15 oz. each)
2 cans Whole Kernel Corn (15 oz. each)
2 cans Dark Red Kidney Beans (15.5 oz each)
2 cans Stewed Tomatoes, Italian Style (14.5 oz.)
1 V8 Vegetable juice original (46 oz.) *just fill the pot 1 inch from the top.
5 shakes of black pepper
12 shakes of Tobasco sauce
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 tablespoons sugar (heaping)
Salt to taste


Cook the beef directly in the 8-quart cooking pot. Once the beef is fully cooked add the garlic and stir in. Next, pour a carton of beef broth and allow it to heat well. Add Italian seasoning, beef soup mix, and salsa. Bring the pot to a boil and stir well. Mix in green beans, peas, mixed veggies, sliced potatoes, corn, kidney beans, and stewed tomatoes, and stir well between adding each can. Fill the pot with vegetable juice until it is 1 inch from the top of the pot. Add black pepper, Tobasco sauce, crushed red pepper, and sugar, then salt to taste. Place lid on top and simmer on very low for 30 minutes. 

My Thoughts On Best Beef Vegetable Soup:

I worked on this recipe for about two years. I searched for basic ingredients for a beef vegetable soup and slowly added other ingredients until I felt I had a great-tasting soup. I like to say my "secret" ingredient in this recipe is the On The Border medium salsa. Adding salt to your taste will bring out the flavor of the salsa. Everyone who tastes this soup recipe says it's the BEST they ever had. Try it for yourself and see what you think. This is a big pot recipe and will work great for large gatherings.

More Information On Beef Vegetable Soup:

Beef vegetable soup can have a variety of vegetables. This soup dates back to Roman times. In America, its history is considered a "country" soup. You may notice what vegetables are missing from my recipe. You can add or omit the vegetables you like best. Keep the other ingredients the same and you will hit on the flavor I created for this soup recipe. Learn more about Vegetable Soup here.

Questions For You:

Do you like beef vegetable soup? Do you have a recipe to share? If you have a recipe to share and also a picture, I will be glad to publish it here and link it back to you for traffic and credit. Did you see yesterday's recipe? It is called East Indian Chicken Recipe and if you are an Indian food lover, I know you will enjoy the recipe.

My Thoughts For Today:

My birthday gifts!

Yesterday was my birthday and it was a good day. I enjoyed the day at home with my family. I ate good food and received birthday gifts and cards. My oldest daughter made banana cream pie for me and it is wonderful. She and her husband also gave me Dr. Squatch PINE TAR soap. It smells nice and I look forward to using it. My wife and youngest daughter gave me chicken seasoning I wrote about in a previous post and SOCAL cologne. That has been my signature scent for many years. There is a story behind that but I will spare you for now. My youngest daughter made my favorite cake called Sunshine Cake. It is a cold cake with a whipped topping that has crushed pineapple in it. What a nice day!

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Thursday, September 7, 2023

Tortilla Soup Easy Recipe


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Tortilla Soup Easy Recipe - (Soups, Mexican Food)


1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
2 cups water
1 (14 1/2 oz.) can beef broth
1 (14 1//2 oz.) can chicken broth
1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes (or may substitute 10 oz. can RoTel diced tomatoes and green chilies)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1 (12 oz.) can whole kernel corn, drained
2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix (1/2 of 1 1/4 oz. envelope)
Tortilla chips, coarsely crushed (about 3 cups)
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz.)


Cut chicken into 1-inch cubes, and set aside. In a large saucepan, combine water, beef and chicken broths, undrained tomatoes, onion, and green pepper. Bring to a boil, add chicken, and reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Add corn and taco seasoning. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes longer.

To serve, place crushed tortilla chips into each bowl. Ladle hot soup atop. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Makes 6 servings.

Thoughts On Tortilla Soup:

I don't know about you but I can eat soup all year around. It doesn't matter if it is hot outside I still like to eat soup, especially if it is great Tortilla Soup! I am a jalapeno lover so I like to add some fresh-cut raw jalapenos to my soup. If the jalapeno peppers are too hot for you then you can add some crushed red pepper. Where are my spicy friends? I know my last recipe was a Mexican dish but this falls into the soup category and I give myself a pass for posting it today.

Extra Information:

Did you know that tortilla soup was invented in Tlaxcala the Mexican state? Tortilla soups is a staple food for the Mexican people. Every family may make it just a little different but it is a sure thing you just may find some sort of tortilla soup in their house. You can learn more about tortilla soup by visiting Slurrp.

Quick Question:

Have you ever tasted tortilla soup? What do you think about the recipe I shared here? If you haven't tasted this Mexican soup I would like to encourage you, like always to give it a go and whip a pot of soup up. Another question for you. Did you see my last recipe? It is a Mexican recipe as well. You may like it. It is called Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas. It is a Mexican easy recipe you will love just as much as tortilla soup.

My Thoughts:

Here is a picture of a pepper plant my mother bought for me for my birthday. I thought you would enjoy seeing a picture of it. My daughter put it in a bucket and has been watering it. I can't remember the name of this pepper but it turns red when it is ripe and it has a smokey flavor to it. I wish it was an heirloom plant so I could save the seeds and grow more. They grow really big and I love them.

It has been a busy week so far. I am looking forward to the weekend to try some new recipes. I have a friend where I work who shared with me some taco chicken. I am still trying to get that secret recipe. It tasted super. I do know there is taco seasoning in the chicken but there is also other ingredients as well. I think recipes should be shared. I don't understand "secret" recipes that people do not want to share with others. I could understand if it was a donut chain or fried chicken empire but just a regular recipe that you cook at home should be shared with the world.

I think this is a good place in this recipe blog post to mention something that I heard and I can get your feedback on what you would do in that same situation. I was at an apartment complex and the neighbors upstairs were being very loud. I heard yelling and they had their windows open for everyone to hear. I know you might expect me to tell you I heard a couple fighting but that is not what I heard. I heard a mother yelling at her four year old daughter. It wasn't just once but it went on and on. It was hard for me to listen to. Some of the things I heard made me want to go knock on her door and ask if everything was ok. Actually if I am completely honest I wanted to go yell at the woman for yelling at her child like she did. I didn't do anything. I just left and thought about it a lot this evening. I felt so sad for that little girl. Kids should not be spoken to that way. What would you do in that situation? I know this is a serious topic to share in a recipe blog post but this is also my personal blog where I share things in my life. At any rate, I would love to hear from you about this recipe or anything else I write.

Thank you so much for reading! Have a super blessed day!

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