Saturday, November 10, 2012

Vegetable Beef Soup

1 large sirloin steak
1 pkg Knorr Vegetable Soup (or dip) mix - dry package
1 box long grain wild rice
1 can green beans
1 can whole kernel corn (or hominy if you prefer)
1 can diced carrots
1 can small Lima beans
1 can black eyed peas
1 can diced potatoes
1 can English peas
2 cans mixed vegetables

This fills my biggest crock pot - if you have a small pot, you may need to split this and use two crocks.

Toss the steak on the grill and cook until well done (but no charring on the outside).  Let steak rest for 10 minutes then slice and chop meat.  Save all those juices from the steak - that adds GREAT flavor to your soup.  Add meat to crock pot then add each of canned vegetables (frozen do not work as well for this recipe) including the juices of each can of veggies.

Blend the vegetable soup mix and long grain rice with 3 cups of water and microwave for 12 minutes. Pour cooked soup mix and rice over steak mix in your large crock pot.  Stir to mix ingredients then salt and pepper to taste. You may need to add more water to cover mix and make a full pot of soup. Let simmer on low for 6 - 8 hours.

Adjust the veggies to suit what you like or what you have on hand...I like to toss in the entire garden!

I like to serve vegetable beef soup with corn bread.  You can serve it with crackers or even white bread if you prefer.

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