Beefy Vegetable Soup/Good Meal For Cold Days

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Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds beef stew meat

  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil

  • 3 cups sliced fresh mushrooms (8oz)

  • 1 cup frozen baby lima beans

  • 1 cup chopped onion (2 medium)

  • 1 1/2 tspn ground chipotle chile pepper or chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 2 14-ounce cans reduced-sodium beef broth

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 tblspn cornstarch

  • 1 tblspn cold water

Directions
  1. Trim fat from meat. Cut meat into 1/2 inch pieces. In a large nonstick skillet brown meat, half at a time, in hot oil over medium heat. Drain fat.

  2. In a 3 1/2-or-4-quart slow cooker layer mushrooms, lima beans and onions. Add meat, chipotle pepper, oregano, and salt. Pour beef broth and the 1 cup water over all.

  3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 9 -10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 1/2-5 hours.

  4. If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. In a small bowl combine cornstarch and water. Stir into mixture in cooker. Cover and cook about 15 minutes more or until slightly thickened.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
6
Calories per serving 234
Cholestoral 67mg
Sodium 537mg
Carbohydrates 13g
Protein 29g
Exchanges 1 vegetable
1/2 starch
3 1/2 lean meat

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12 replies

KentP
KentP 2010-12-14 16:44:59 -0600 Report

An online nutrition calculator says one carrot has only 16 calories and 4g carbs, but watch out for potatoes: one 4-inch potato has about 284 calories and 65g carbs.

PinePienaarInfo
PinePienaarInfo 2010-11-24 09:56:09 -0500 Report

Summer just doesn't want to show-up. This will be perfect for one of our funny days - Thanks Pine

PS.Hope you don't mind but I will be sharing this on my blog because I think this is to good to keep it all to our self.

shoe
shoe 2010-11-24 07:32:18 -0600 Report

Soup sounds wonderful, I will try to make it over the weekend.

shoebaby

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-02-05 09:24:21 -0500 Report

Love this soup, but won't use the chpotle pepper though. I hope it will have the same taste. I might make a batch today. Brrr it cold and this sounds so good. Thanks Claudia…Debe

Avera
Avera 2009-02-04 23:46:30 -0600 Report

This recipe has all the kinds of vegetables I like the best in it. There is nothing like using a slow cooker to bring out all thoe wonderful flavors. I wish I had some right now.