If you've ever wondered how to make grandma's homemade vegetable soup, this easy Vegetable Beef Soup recipe with alphabet noodles is the answer!
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When it comes to quick and easy dinners, this ground beef vegetable soup is a winner!
Since we use ground beef, it comes together much quicker than a traditional beef soup but is still full of flavor!
Leftovers taste even better and it's a great make-ahead freezer meal too!
WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS RECIPE
- Kids love alphabet soup (sopa de letras)!
- Super easy to make
- Healthy but filling!
- Great for freezing!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
- Ground beef or turkey
- Tomato sauce
- Mixed vegetables
- Alphabet pasta
- Salt & pepper
HOW TO MAKE ALPHABET SOUP
- In a large pot combine ground meat, dry onion, salt & pepper - cook until meat is brown, drain if necessary
- Add in vegetables, tomato sauce, and water and bring to a boil
- Stir in alphabet pasta, reduce heat, and simmer until pasta is tender
- Serve hot and enjoy!
TIPS FOR MAKING ALPHABET SOUP
- You can use canned or homemade tomato sauce.
- Swap the alphabet pasta for noodles to make this a regular vegetable beef soup.
- Canned and frozen vegetables both work in this soup.
- The longer you simmer the soup, the more flavor you will have.
You can easily take this vegetable beef soup recipe and turn it into something special. Here are a few of my favorite add-ins:
- Fresh vegetables instead of canned or frozen
- Small chunks of potato
- More seasonings - garlic, oregano and Italian seasoning all work well!
- A dash of hot sauce for some spice
This letter soup stores well and makes great leftovers! Just store in the fridge for up to 4 days and reheat in the microwave or on the stove.
Yes! Soups are one of my favorite freezer meals and this hamburger vegetable soup is no exception. Allow to cool completely after cooking, then transfer to plastic freezer bags or other containers. Place in the fridge to defrost and then reheat on the stove!
Using ground meat makes this homemade vegetable beef soup ridiculously quick and easy to make. However, if you want to use beef stew meat or buy a chuck roast to cut into pieces, you can do that too. You'll just need to increase the simmering time to at least an hour for the soft, tender beef chunks.