Old-Fashioned Beef-Vegetable Soup

For a winter gathering, there's nothing better than this amazingly flavored beef soup, with classic ingredients like rutabagas and cabbage.

  • prep time 45 min
  • total time 4 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 15
  • servings 14

Ingredients

3
lb meaty cross-cut beef shank bones, cut into 3-inch pieces
10
cups water
3
tablespoons beef-flavor instant bouillon
1 1/2
teaspoons salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
2
dried bay leaves
4
cups vegetable juice
3
cups cubed potatoes (3 medium)
3
cups coarsely chopped cabbage
2
cups frozen small whole onions (from 16-oz bag)
2
cups cubed peeled rutabaga (1 1/2 medium)
2
cups Green Giant® frozen cut green beans (from 1-lb bag)
4
medium carrots, sliced (2 cups)
3
medium stalks celery, sliced (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 In 8-quart stockpot or Dutch oven, place beef bones and water. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 30 minutes. Skim off and discard any residue that rises to surface.
  • 2 Stir in bouillon, salt, pepper, thyme and bay leaves. Return to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 2 to 2 1/2 hours longer or until meat is tender.
  • 3 Remove beef bones and bay leaves from broth. Skim and discard fat from broth. When bones are cool enough to handle, remove meat from bones; cut into bite-size pieces.
  • 4 Return meat to broth. Stir in all remaining ingredients. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
    Calories
    160
    (
    Calories from Fat
    25),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    3g
    3%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    30mg
    30%;
    Sodium
    850mg
    850%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    18g
    18%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
      Sugars
    7g
    7%
    ),
    Protein
    15g
    15%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    140%;
    Vitamin C
    45%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 2 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Lean Meat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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