Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe using V8 Juice (Using a Crock Pot)!

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Vegetable Beef Soup with V8 Juice

Thanks to Kerri for this recipe for Vegetable Beef Soup with V8 Juice!  You can make it in a crock pot or stock pot!  If you don’t have a crock pot yet, I highly recommend getting one! I am obsessed with mine! You can get nice ones for pretty inexpensive on Amazon. Plus, if you are grinding Venison or other meat, Amazon has a KitchenAid Meat Grinder Attachment!

This Vegetable Beef Soup recipe uses V8 Juice! We see a lot of sales for this Juice plus you can always get deals for vegetables and soup mix!

Cooking Method: Crock Pot or Stock Pot
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 8 hours
Yield: 8 Bowls


  • 1 large can or bottle of V-8 juice plus the same container full of water
  • 1.5-2 lbs of beef cubed or ground beef
  • 2 cans of mixed vegetables
  • Onion soup mix or I use this combo…Beef bouillon and minced onions(I use dehydrated minced onion), add to taste
Nutrition facts:
Servings Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 281
  • Carbohydrates: 15 grams
  • Fat: 8 grams
  • Protein: 39 grams
  • Sodium: 376 milligrams
  • Sugar: 8 grams

Directions for Vegetable Beef Soup with V8:

  1. In your crock pot or stock pot, dump V-8 juice in. Fill your V-8 container (can or bottle) with water and dump it into the crock pot or stock pot.  ** If you are using burger you can pre-cook it and put it in the crock pot or my favorite way when making it by crock pot will be listed below. I use whatever beef I have on hand ground or cubed and its been great (venison too). If using cubed beef, cubed refrigerated beef strips, just toss it into the crock pot.
  2. Dump both cans of mixed veggies in, juice and all.
  3. Add one or the other of the following – NOT BOTH: 1 onion soup mix packet or minced onions and a couple bouillon cubes (season to taste, but watch how much salt you use because of the bullion and/or onion soup mix).
  4. Stir, cover & cook on low in your crock pot for the 8 hours.

I double this recipe & freeze in lunch size (cup or bowl) or meal size portions.
I can always find deals on refrigerated beef strips (Tyson), stew meat or burger, mixed veggies and V-8 juice somewhere.

V8 Soup Recipe with Ground Beef Tips:

Hint if making Vegetable Beef Soup with V8 by stock pot…
Bring V-8 juice and one container full of water to a boil in the crock pot. Drop raw burger/beef chunks into the stock. This will give you a beef flavor, cook the burger/beef and the fat can be skimmed off the top easily. I can cut down on the bouillon too. If I’m doubling my recipe, I always use a large crock pot.

Check out how Inexpensive Kerrie was able to make this Beef Soup for:
“I had V-8 for $1.25 a large bottle, burger was 99¢/lb for 90/10 (total score and hardly any fat) and 2 cans of mixed vegetables that I bought months ago for 25¢/can. So about $3.73 for two nights of dinners for my hubby and I and a nice size bowl for my lunch. If you double it, expect a bunch.”

I can’t wait to try this frugal & healthy recipe!  We have LOTS of venison that I probably will use!  Thanks so much Kerrie for passing along this recipe!

For a more traditional version try this Beef Soup Recipe!

Checkout the LadySavings Recipes Page for my personal favorites!


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