Beefy Vegetable Soup/Good Meal For Cold Days


  • 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

  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

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 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 2010-11-24 08:56:09 -0600 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 2010-11-24 07:32:18 -0600 Report

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


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Debe Pendice 2009-02-05 08:24:21 -0600 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 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.