Cheater Vegetable Beef Soup (Crock Pot)

“I love home-made vegetable beef soup, but cutting up all those vegetables is so time-consuming. One night I decided to take some short-cuts and the soup still turned out amazing. Using frozen and canned veggies, you get home-made soup with very little prep. Love it!”
4hrs 15mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs lean stew meat
  • 2 lbs frozen mixed vegetables
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans canned diced potatoes (drained)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (1 ounce) packet Lipton Onion Soup Mix
  • 2 cups water


  1. Dice stew meat and brown on stove.
  2. Place frozen vegetables, and drained potatoes in crock pot.(before turning it on or you could crack the crock).
  3. Turn crock pot on.
  4. Once meat is browned, deglaze the pan with a cup of cold water and pour meat and resulting fluid onto the vegetables.
  5. Pour tomato sauce over the top of everything.
  6. Mix onion soup packet with 1 cup of water and pour on top.
  7. You can mix the ingredients at this point, but it isn't necessary.
  8. Cook on high for several hours (4-6) or low for 8-10 hours.
  9. Salt and pepper to taste, being careful not to over-season. The tomato sauce intensifies both the salt and pepper flavors, and the onion soup contains salt already.

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