This week has been super chilly! It only seems right to break out the crockpot. Whenever my husband figures out I’m making vegetable soup, he gives me that look. That look that tells me he would rather eat pretty much anything else (including dirt). Then I remind him that there is beef and potatoes in it, and suddenly vegetable soup doesn’t sound too bad.
The beef in this soup was perfect! It was a super thick chuck roast. Two days before making this soup, I thawed the roast out and then marinaded it olive oil and beef broth powder (similar to a bouillon just in powder form) and threw it in a container to hang out in my fridge. About 30 minutes before cooking, I took the roast out of the fridge and let it sit.
Here are the other ingredients I added:
1 bag mix frozen veggies (peas, corn, carrots)
1 large can stewed tomatoes with juice (I used a jar that I had canned)
3 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 stalks celery, chopped
beef broth about 1 1/2-2 cups
rosemary (few sprigs)
parsley (mine was dried)
onion powder (I would have added onion but I didn’t have any!)
sea salt and pepper
1. Cut beef into manageable pieces. I also removed any visible fat.
2. In a lightly sprayed skillet, brown meat and cook celery until soft. My meat wasn’t completely cooked trough when it went into the crock pot, but close.
3. While meat is cooking, add everything else to crock pot. I started added rosemary to the top.
4. Turn crock pot on low. When beef is done in skillet, add it to the top. Cover and slowly back away ;). No really, go have fun and know that come dinner time, all you have to do is scoop and serve!!
Oh and remember how I said the beef was perfect?? Just look how it nearly fell apart on my spoon!