Aunt Vicky’s Quick & Easy Vegetable Beef Soup

veggie beef stew (Medium)

I am, at this very moment, devouring a bowl of this delicious beef stew! My husband’s late aunt shared this recipe with me. It’s quick, easy and cheap, and we all love it! So, in honor of her, I’ll share it with you.

Quick & Easy Vegetable Beef Soup

  • 1 lb. hamburger, browned and drained
  • 1  (46 oz) can V-8 juice
  • 2 cans Veg-all (do not drain); OR three cans of each- corn, green beans, carrots; OR leftover veggies chopped.
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix

Mix all ingredients well in a crockpot, or large saucepan. Cover and heat through. The longer it simmers, the better the flavor gets!!

12 thoughts on “Aunt Vicky’s Quick & Easy Vegetable Beef Soup”

  1. I have had good luck with microwave canning…small apartment, no pressure canner, etc. I prepare the food as usual, fill my washed and hot jars, then place them in the microwave oven for about 4-5 minutes depending on what kind of food it is. I remove the jars with a pot holder and immediately place sterilized lids on them. They seal pretty quickly and the food has stayed good for years.

    • Oh my gosh, Carol Ann… I would strongly recommend that you NOT can foods in the microwave. You are taking a SERIOUS chance of poisoning yourself or somebody else with these foods. All it takes is one spore of the wrong type of bacteria, and you’ll have botulism in a jar. You can’t smell it, see it, or taste it, but it can be deadly. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE get a canner if you’re going to be caning. Yes, your jars will seal. But the contents of your jars will not have been heated for long enough at adequate temperatures to kill dangerous bacteria. I’d hate to see somebody get really sick or killed from improperly canned foods.

  2. Hi, I love this recipe and I noticed you said to Judy that you can use this to can in a pressure canner. How long should this be cooked on and on how many pounds of pressure.Thank you.

  3. hi; I am an old lady. I had 7 children and not a lot of money. I cooked a lot of one pot foods and our house became a destination for hordes of high school kids. I still find myself using those same pots and most times I have willing eaters but sometimes I waste food. I had this great idea to can my leftovers. I want to save money and also have the satisfaction of making good use of time and money. I do not want to buy a pressure canner but I do want to process food safely. Can I do that with the boiling water method.

    Thanks. I found your website by accident. First time I ever responded to anyone. Your message was just perfect. Serendipity!!!

    • Hi Judy,

      Unfortunately, I’m afraid you’re going to need a pressure canner if you want to can anything other than fruit, tomatoes, or pickles. You definitely don’t want to risk anyone dying from botulism. It’s SO worth the investment though! Canning your leftovers would be a fantastic way to put them up for future meals.

  4. Question for you…sorry if I sound dumb….is it 1 can of corn, 1 can of green beans and 1 can of carrots, or 3 cans of corn, 3 cans of beans, and 3 cans of carrots?

  5. Mine is similar…
    1 pound ground beef
    2 cans mixed veggies or whatever leftover veggies I have for a couple of days
    2 quarts of my homemade canned tomatoes
    Elbow macaronni


  6. Looks delicious! I love “quick and easy” recipes, plus I’ve been working on making more homemade soups (as opposed to using the old standby canned ones!) I bet it would be especially good this summer when we have fresh corn, beans, and carrots from the garden. Thanks for sharing!


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