"My grandma called this soup Hobo Soup. She said it was something they made way back when, out of whatever they had available in their garden and shelves. It is a large dish (they were a family of 10), so have a big pot or slow cooker! I have halved it and honed it a little since most of us use a grocery now and don't have 8 kids." — KA187
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1 (32 fluid ounce) container
beef broth, or more if needed
carrots, cut into bite-size pieces
1 large stalk
celery, cut into bite-size pieces
1 1/2 tablespoons
chopped fresh parsley
lean ground beef
garlic, minced, or to taste
1 (14.5 ounce) can
potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
1 (15.25 ounce) can
whole kernel corn, drained
1 (15 ounce) can
green beans, drained
1 (15 ounce) can
This is a great recipe but instead of using canned peas, beans and corn I used frozen and added a few handfuls of barley to round out the nutrition. Thanks for sharing!
Hobo Beef & Vegetable Soup: "I'd give this a 2. But my family ate a TON. To me, it lacked 'oomph.'" Watching my husband and daughter gleefully devour their bowls made me nudge my rating up a star. This is definitely one of those soups that can clear out the remaining bags of frozen veggies, which is the way I went as I'm not a fan of the texture of canned green beans, peas, or corn. I followed the recipe exactly, (w/ the exception of the frozen veggies) and I used diced tomatoes instead of stewed. The end result, while tasty, wasn't mind-blowing, although when I went to simmer it on day 2, I added 1/2 c. ditalini pasta, which helped sponge up a bunch of the liquid. It's just a soup that can't decide if it wants to be chili, or a stew, so if I made it again, I would either sub stew meat for the ground beef (going the stew route), or decrease the liquids and sub kidney beans for the green beans & peas (going the chili route.) But regardless of which direction I took this recipe, I would most definitely bump up the seasonings; more garlic, pepper, thyme.
This is exactly like the Autumn Soup I have made for years in the Fall. It doesn't seem like it would be tasty but it is wonderful with crusty bread. I have brought this to work and everyone wanted the recipe. An inexpensive, flavorful meal.
Delish! I changed a few things this time I made it. I used plum tomatoes that I smashed w/ about 8 ozs of tomato sauce instead of the canned tomatoes. Added two extra potatoes and about 3 cups extra beef broth. I will DEFINITELY be making this again--also great the second day!!
UPDATE: This time I also used fresh green beans instead of the canned and cooked the soup in a pot on the stove-top. Way good with all the fresh veggies! Thanks for a great recipe. :)
I can't give 5 stars because I did make some changes. I used stew meat, celery salt instead of seed, a bag of frozen mixed vegetables instead of canned and a 15 oz can of tomato sauce because we like it more saucy. This was a hit and I will certainly make it again, using the same changes.
This is a great soup and I've made it several times. One time I was in a hurry and put the ground beef in the crock pot raw and it cooked up fine. Another time I used frozen mixed vegetables instead of canned. My husband doesn't like chunky stewed tomatoes so I use tomato sauce. Half way through I add more beef broth because it usually needs it.
This was very satisfying after a full day of yardwork. I only had a 32 oz carton of beef broth so I skipped the potatoes since I thought they might soak up too much liquid. I followed the advice of the reviewers and used a half bag of frozen veggies. The only reason I took away a star was because I added some Italian seasoning and am glad I did. It made it perfect for us. I liked that the broth was more beefy than tomatoey. I will make this again with the potatoes but will make sure to have extra beef broth on hand as the recipe states.
Yummy. My crock pot filled up before I could add the beans and peas, which was okay, because I didn't have them anyway. I was planning to add frozen mixed veggies in their place, but the soup was good with all the other veggies already. Oh, and I didn't have celery seed, so I used a little celery salt instead. Thanks for a good recipe.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Hobo Beef and Vegetable Soup
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 97
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