Easy Slow Cooker Beef Vegetable Soup

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You really can’t beat good crock pot soup recipes. They’re simple, healthy, delicious, and can serve a large crowd in a pinch. This Easy Slow Cooker Beef Vegetable Soup can be thrown together in a very short time, and if you want to serve it right away, you can even cook it on the stovetop in thirty minutes. For extra flavour and more added nutrients, you can use homemade tomato juice in this soup recipe, but if you don’t have the time, then you can use the regular kind that you buy at the store and it will still taste great. This is a relatively light soup, but it will fill you up, guaranteed, and stick to your ribs so you won’t be getting hungry an hour or two later.

This healthy slow cooker recipe has the best of all ingredients included, and can be really comforting on those days when you feel you need a little extra nurturing, the kind that your grandmother used to give through her cooking. Some of the ingredients include ground beef, peas, and carrots, to name a few. The broth does not call for cream or any dairy products, so if you’re can’t eat dairy, then this is a perfect dairy-free soup recipe for you. If you happen to be vegetarian or vegan, you can easily substitute the ground beef with beans, lentils, or a tofu-based meat substitute. All of these will give you the added protein that the ground beef provides. A serving of ground beef is not only rich in protein, but it’s also high in vitamin B6, phosphorus, selenium, and niacin, and it’s very high in vitamin B12 and zinc. Beef can also be high in cholesterol, so you will want to work with lean ground beef if you need to watch your cholesterol levels.

If you choose to substitute lentils in this beef veggie soup recipe, you would add one cup of dried, washed, uncooked lentils in place of the one pound of beef this recipe calls for. One cup of lentils is very high in protein and dietary fiber. It’s also high in iron, manganese, and phosphorus, and contains calcium and vitamin C. Peas are also very high in nutritional content. One cup of frozen peas, as this crock pot soup recipe calls for, is very high in dietary fiber, thiamin, vitamin A and C, and it’s high in iron as well. Carrots are very high in vitamin A, B6, and dietary fiber. They’re also high in thiamin, potassium, manganese, and vitamin C. So, if you’re looking for ways to help your family eat more veggies and get more nutrients into their diet, this healthy soup recipe could be exactly what you asked for.

Thanks to Erica over at the Favorite Family Recipes website for sharing this healthy homemade crock pot soup recipe. If you’re looking for more easy slow cooker recipes, you’ll want to pay Erica, Echo, and Emily a visit. They’re a three-sister team of food aficionados who really know their stuff, offering three different perspectives on cooking as well as their pooled resources on delicious home cooking.*

Nutrition Facts for: Easy Slow Cooker Beef Vegetable Soup from Family Favorite Recipes
Ingredients: Ground beef, onion, beef broth, vegetable tomato juice, potatoes, green beans, corn, peas, carrots, salt, pepper.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet. * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings. * Per Serving:Calories 271, Calories from Fat 39, Total Fat 4.3g 7%, Saturated Fat 1.5g 7%, Cholesterol 51mg 17%, Sodium 729mg 30%, Potassium 1286mg 37%, Carbohydrates 35.9g 12%, Dietary Fiber 7.1g 28%, Sugars 9.8g, Protein 23.9g, Vitamin A 98%, Vitamin C 104%, Calcium 6%, Iron 74%

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