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
Servings Size: 1 bowl
Directions for Vegetable Beef Soup with V8:
- 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.
- Dump both cans of mixed veggies in, juice and all.
- 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).
- 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!