Just when I thought the cold might be over we get another blast from old man winter, and yes, it’s March! So, as promised, I am serving up my Hearty Vegetable Beef Soup. Nothing quite says “Awe” like a delicious bowl of soup. And quite frankly, if I may  be so bold as to say this just might be the best vegetable beef soup recipe on the planet. Just try it, and see if you don’t agree. The depth of savory flavor is unbelievable!

Cooking up a Pot of Hearty Vegetable Beef Soup
A bubbling pot of savory Hearty Vegetable Beef Soup.

Here are a few links to some of my other favorite soup and chili recipes you may want to check out:

Moroccan Black Bean Chili

Moroccan Black Bean Chili
You’ll never guess what’s in this chili to make the flavors so incredible! Moroccan Black Bean Chili is a must on a cold night.

Leek and Asparagus Soup

Leek & Asparagus Soup
Leek & Asparagus Soup topped with a dollop of yogurt and finished with leek garnish.


Red Lentil Soup with Sausage and Kale

"Lentil Soup"
Red Lentil Soup with sausage & Kale


Lots of options for some delicious soups! Now on to the Hearty Vegetable Soup recipe:

Hearty Vegetable Beef Soup

Serves 6-8
Prep time 30 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 1 hour
Dietary Gluten-free
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish, Soup
Misc Freezable, Serve Hot
You will be licking the bowl for the very last drop of this savory vegetable beef soup! The complexity of flavors make this the best vegetable soup recipe on the planet.


  • 1lb beef stew meat (chopped into small cubes 1/2)
  • 5 tablespoons pure virgin olive oil (divided for cooking beef and vegetables)
  • 1 Medium onion (chopped)
  • 1 Large carrot (chopped)
  • 1 Large celery stalk (chopped)
  • 3 kale leaves (chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 can Italian diced tomatoes (15 oz.)
  • 32fl oz beef or chicken broth (I prefer beef broth over chicken)
  • 1 Medium zucchini (chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dried Italian seasoning (yes, tablespoons!)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut palm sugar
  • salt & pepper to taste


Step 1
Chop beef into 1/2" cubes for cooking and adding to vegetable beef soup
Place two tablespoon of evoo (extra virgin olive oil) in a skillet over medium high heat. Place chopped stew meat in evoo and cook until meat is medium rare (still pink in center. Remove from heat and set aside.
Step 2
Sautéed Vegetables for Vegetable Beef Soup
Place remaining 3 tablespoons of evoo into soup pot and add chopped onion, carrot, celery, and garlic. Saute until onion is transparent.
Step 3
Nothing makes a pot of soup like good ol' seasonings!
Add broth, Italian diced tomatoes, beef, zucchini, chopped kale, balsamic vinegar, worcestershire, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Stir and cover pot. Reduce heat to simmer and simmer for 1/2 hr.
Step 4
A Bowl of Savory Hearty Vegetable Beef Soup
Ladle into bowls and serve hot.


This recipe was also shared on the following blogs, which you may want to check out: RealFoodForagerLoveBakesGoodCakes, SnippitsOfInspiration, JamHands, SkipToMyLou, SayNotSweetAnne, ShareItTuesday, PintSizedBaker, GingersnapCrafts, LadyBehindTheCurtain, GlutenFreeHomemaker, SweetBellaRoos, Vegetarianmamma, AllergyFreeAlaska, AprilsHomemaking

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