Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup

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Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup with is the most comforting, EASY soup you’ll make. You’ll want to dip crusty bread into the amazing flavors in this soup!

Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup with is the most comforting, EASY soup you'll make. You'll want to dip crusty bread into the amazing flavors in this soup!Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup

Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup doesn’t sound like it would be the most amazing dish you have to make this season. I totally get it, the name sort of sounds like a canned soup you’d gloss over.

What this soup actually is? AMAZING. With a deeply rich, flavorful, gravy-like soup filled with genuinely tender bites of beef, potatoes, carrots, corn, peas and green beans, I promise you’ll actually feel a wave of warmth and comfort in this bowl of soup.

The BEST Slow Cooker Beef and Vegetable Soup you'll ever eat and so easy to make!

In college there was a local French restaurant I LOVED. For $10 you were served a three course dinner including the most amazing rich beef soup and it was served with all the french bread you could dip in it. Honestly it was better than the main course or the dessert.

This soup has been a close second for me. Every time we make it I set the slow cooker to cook in the early morning and my husband stops at the grocery store on the way home from work to pick up two baguettes of fresh French bread. Served with an easy salad with a lemon olive oil dressing, this is one of our favorite meals (and the kids love this soup too!).

Tips for making this Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup:

  • Brown your beef! I used a chuck roast, seared it well on both sides, then trimmed and cut it into chunks.
  • I browned the beef in my cast iron skillet and got a GOOD crust on both sides with plenty of kosher salt and black pepper.
  • Secret weapon? Beef Base! I use Better than Bouillon and you can see the good sized dollop I added.
  • If not using a base use beef stock instead of broth and its even more important to get a good sear on the meat, then deglaze the pan with the stock to make sure all the beef flavor comes with it.
  • Instead of diced tomatoes I use tomato paste, the concentration of flavors adds so much more.
  • Serve this with crusty french bread, I promise you won’t regret it.

The ingredients of the Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup.

Truth be told, I made this dish to photograph this week. Then I ended up not being well enough to eat it and had to be on a bland diet. When my husband warmed up a bowl of it for dinner I actually sat next to him just so I could smell it. It is that good.

Don’t be fooled by the name or how easy the ingredients and prep are! There is a lot of flavor in this beef and vegetable soup.

You'll want to dip crusty french bread in this AMAZING Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup!

Q&A about the vegetables in this Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup:

  • I used frozen peas and added them at the end of cooking as they only need to warm through. Lets them stay vibrant and taste fresh.
  • I used fresh green beans in the soup because I keep them on hand, you can use frozen.
  • I used fresh carrots as the texture for fresh is always different compared to frozen carrots that can become rubbery.
  • For the potatoes I used russet but also frequently make the dish with Yukon or even baby yukon potatoes.
  • If you wanted a more fall flavored soup you could even swap the potatoes for sweet potatoes.

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Tools used in the making of this Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup:
3 Qt. Slow Cooker: The perfect size for side dishes for 10-12 people, this slow cooker is an absolute bargain and a workhorse.
Cast Iron Skillet: If you don’t have a slow cooker with a stovetop friendly insert, this is my most used pan in my kitchen, heavy, keeps heat well and gives the BEST sear ever.
Pig Tail Flipper: I use this to flip the chuck roast easily. I use this tool EVERY time I cook something that requires flipping, it is amazing.
Beef Base: I almost never buy boxes of broth because I keep the beef, chicken and vegetable version of this Better Than Bouillon.


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Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup

  • Yield: 8 Servings
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup with is the most comforting, EASY soup you'll make. You'll want to dip crusty bread into the amazing flavors in this soup!


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 pounds chuck roast
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper divided
  • 4 russet potatoes peeled and diced
  • 3 carrots peeled and diced
  • 1 cup green beans diced
  • 1 cup corn
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 tablespoons beef base *
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 5 cups water (or enough to cover the ingredients by about 1/2 inch)
  • 1 cup frozen peas


Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Heat a cast iron skillet or other heavy skillet on medium high heat with the canola oil.

  2. Season the beef with half the salt and pepper.
  3. Sear the beef for 5-6 minutes on each side until you see a deep golden crust formed on each side.

  4. Trim any large sections of fat and cut the rest of the beef into 2 inch chunks.
  5. To slow cooker the add the beef, rest of the salt and pepper, potatoes, carrots, green beans, corn, garlic, yellow onion, bay leaves, beef base and tomato paste.

  6. Add water to your cast iron skillet on medium high heat and scrape up the browned bits in the skillet.
  7. Add the water to your slow cooker.
  8. Stir well and cook for 8 hours on low.
  9. Just before serving add in the frozen peas and stir.

Recipe Notes

*Use a high quality beef stock if not using the base.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8 Servings, Amount per serving: calories

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Kinda waxed poetic about this recipe a lot huh? Haha. That’s how much I love it!

Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup with is the most comforting, EASY soup you'll make. You'll want to dip crusty bread into the amazing flavors in this soup! #soup #beef #slowcooker #crockpot #comfortfood
Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup with is the most comforting, EASY soup you'll make. You'll want to dip crusty bread into the amazing flavors in this soup! #soup #beef #slowcooker #crockpot #comfortfood
Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup with is the most comforting, EASY soup you'll make. You'll want to dip crusty bread into the amazing flavors in this soup! #soup #beef #slowcooker #crockpot #comfortfood

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  1. I love using my slow cooker, it’s nice to walk in and dinner is ready with little to no effort. Vegetable beef coup is my favorite recipe! This one looks delicious too.

    1. Thanks, Leslie! Knowing dinner is taken care of is just one more thing to not have to worry about at the end of a day. Enjoy!!

  2. I had this in the crockpot and we were just sitting down to eat when an old widowed friend stopped by so I set an extra bowl for him. He ate two full bowls and we all raved about it! Fabulous flavor! I sent some leftovers home with him and made his night. Good food, good friends. Perfect combination. Another hit, Sabrina!

    Rating: 5
    1. Thank you so much Cindy!! So glad you enjoyed it and were able to send food home with friends. This is one of my favorite soups and I have some in my fridge as we speak!

  3. Love the Vegetables Beef Soup Recipe!  Made it twice and came out just as yummy as the first time. Didn’t  add or take away from the recipe.  Fabulous recipe, My family loves it too!  Thanks Dinner then Dessert!

    Rating: 5
  4. This is a wonderful recipe. I made it in my small 3 qt. Crock pot, so it was filled to the brim. I cooked it on high for about three hours or so. It was marvelously delicious!! I used 2 Tbls. of better than bouillon & about three plus cups of water due to my smaller pot. Note: It was very difficult to try to slice up the beef with a knife(too tough) I had to use my kitchen scissors) other than that, the soup was superb & I will make it again & again!!

    Rating: 5
    1. I’m thrilled you enjoyed the recipe! Sounds like your knife might be dull and could use a sharpening (or keep your eyes on the site for something that could help with your knife dilemma in a couple months!)

  5. How would this recipe differ if I were to make it on the stovetop? This recipe looked so delicious but didn’t have enough time to cook in a crockpot.

  6. I made this recipe and adapted it slightly- my family absolutely loved it! I added a tbs of Worcestershire sauce and half of a head of cabbage, not quite shredded but cut up thinly. I also made it on the stove, bringing it up to boil, then turning it down to simmer, partially covered for 2 hours. I used stew meat instead, and I think next time I will use it again, but only get 3/4 of a pound, and I think I’ll only do one potato and put some barley in as well. I will definitely make this again, most likely in the slow cooker- I just took too long getting it started, so I couldn’t wait for the slow cooker time!

    Rating: 5
  7. Hi! Am cooking this tomorrow, and have already peeled and diced four potatoes. However, this seems like a LOT in comparison to the other ingredients… could you advise me as to about how many cups of diced potatoes? Thanks!

  8. I tried this. I forgot the garlic…but it was still really good! I am going to freeze half to eat at a later time. It was pretty simple and came out really good.

    Rating: 5
  9. I have just prepared all the ingredients in my crock pot, so no taste test yet. My only concern is that the “Better than Bouillon” beef base is high in sodium, so I wonder if you would really want to add any additional salt to this recipe? I bought some just for this recipe but it has over 800 mg./tsp. of sodium! I am also not excited about all the added ingredients, either. In the future I think I will buy their organic version!

    1. I really have to watch sodium so I used high quality sodium free beef stock with just a pinch of salt, 2 more hours in the crockpot and I can enjoy this soup! I did add sauté cabbage instead of potatoes.

    1. Make sure to add the peas in at the end as they’re the only vegetable that would get mushy. The rest will be cooked perfectly! Enjoy!!

  10. Hi. Making this recipe right now and getting ready to add the Better than Bouilion. Do I add the 3 tablespoon directly to the crockpot or do I follow the jar directions and dissolve it in hot water first?