Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Vegetable Beef Soup- Tasty Tuesday

What's a girl to do when Spring just won't stay sprung and the temperatures suddenly drop 40 degrees in one day?!?
Find your favorite crockpot soup recipe, and grab a blanket and a good book-while attempting to ignore the beating your veggie garden is most likely taking. So excited to share this recipe with you all today for a few reasons-first, its SUPER easy. If you can open a can and stir, you've officially been declared qualified to make this soup. Second, it's so healthy, this will get veggies, veggies, and more veggies in your family! Third, well, it's delicious. Of course. Way better than the canned stuff any day. Fourth, I'm a total sucker for anything slow cooker. Especially on a cold, lazy day that I don't feel like cooking but the show must go on. Anyone else?

Slow cooker Vegetable Beef Soup

-2 pounds ground round
-1/2 medium onion, diced
-2 (15 ounce) cans mixed vegetables (drained)
-1 (15 ounce) can Lima beans (drained)
-1 (15 ounce) can sliced carrots (drained)
-1 (15 ounce) can corn (drained)
-4 (15 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
-2 cups water

1.) Cook ground beef and onions until browned. (If you're like me, and like to serve this for lunch but can't stand the look of raw meat before 9 am, do this the night before and stick it in the fridge. Next morning, just dump it in the crockpot.)

Alright all ready to go. Grab your trusty can opener and let's get started!!
Open away and start pouring in the crockpot, meat, then all the veggies except the diced tomatoes...

If you're like me, halfway through you'll get lazy and stop making the trip across the kitchen to the sink and isntead grab the empty bowl your cooked meat was just in and drain over that instead. I have issues folks.

Ok now give all those veggies and meat and good stir before we add our liquids and make a colossal mess on the kitchen cabinet.
Then add your tomatoes and water and mix it all up. Turn it on low and let it go for about 4 hours. That's it!!

I served this with a wrap on the side, but I think a nice baked potato with it would make a dinner also. Any meal that is a hit with my hubby, super healthy, AND easy to make is pretty great to me. Enjoy!!!

So excited to link up today with:

nap-time creations
Totally Tasty Tuesdays

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