This is a basic recipe for homemade vegetable soup. Where baked goods are more of a science that needs exact measurements, soup is an open field for creativity. But whatever ingredients you add, the better the stock (broth) you start with, the better the soup.

Yields1 Serving
Make the Soup Base
Choose the Vegetables
Soup Base
1

Sauté onion and celery for about 3 minutes or until the onion is translucent. Add the meat and sauté until cooked through. Add tomatoes and 1 cup stock and simmer on low for 1-2 hours (this will tenderize the meat).

Soup Additions
2

After 1-2 hours, add the remaining vegetable stock and the vegetables, adding the vegetables in order of how long they take to cook: add the longest cooking vegetables first. Simmer until vegetables are cooked through. Add more stock as needed to cover the vegetables you added.

3

Add any cooked pasta or beans last, so that you don't overcook them.

Ingredients

Make the Soup Base
Choose the Vegetables

Directions

Soup Base
1

Sauté onion and celery for about 3 minutes or until the onion is translucent. Add the meat and sauté until cooked through. Add tomatoes and 1 cup stock and simmer on low for 1-2 hours (this will tenderize the meat).

Soup Additions
2

After 1-2 hours, add the remaining vegetable stock and the vegetables, adding the vegetables in order of how long they take to cook: add the longest cooking vegetables first. Simmer until vegetables are cooked through. Add more stock as needed to cover the vegetables you added.

3

Add any cooked pasta or beans last, so that you don't overcook them.

Vegetable Beef Soup