Tuesday 5 May 2015

Chunky Roast Beef And Vegetable Soup.

This soup is a great way to stretch a couple of leftover slices of roast beef.  I cook my beef in the slow cooker with beef stock and half a packet of french onion soup mix.  I always keep the leftover liquid to make this soup.  

2-3 slices of roast beef cut into very small pieces
reserved beef and French onion stock from slow cooker approx 600 - 800 mls
3/4 cup of soup mix rinsed well
4 large potatoes peeled and cut into small cubes
2 large carrots peeled and cut into small cubes
5 or 6 button mushrooms sliced
1 stalk of celery cubed
1 broccoli stalk. Remove outer layer and dice the remaining stalk
1 small onion diced or use dried onion flakes
2/3 cup of small shell pasta
parsley and pepper to taste
Boiled water

Beef stock powder - maybe 1 tablespoon if needed to enhance flavour.

Place all ingredients into a large saucepan. Top up with boiled water until everything is just covered. Bring to the boil then simmer for 1 hour or until carrots and potato are soft.

Serve with buttered bread or toast or have it on it's own

I'm sorry,  I forgot to take a photo of it cooking.  This photo was taken when it had been frozen.


*  As always,  you can chop and change the vegetables to suit what you have on hand.  If you need more potatoes to make it thick,  then add more.

*  If roast lamb is what you have,  then use that.


  1. Wendy, this just sounds like Winter and comfort food all over. Yummy. Can't wait to try it~ Mimi xxx

  2. What a wonderful recipe to extend the flavour of beef yet use so little of it - looks like a winner.

  3. Hi Wendy, just the right time for a soup like this. After making the Roast, do you freeze the leftover liquid or make the soup within a day or two? Can't wait to give this a go, thanks,xxx

    1. I try to make the soup in the next day or so after cooking the roast. If not, then I freeze the beef stock.

  4. My Nan made a soup similar to this! We loved it. We almost grew up on it.
    I will try this as Nans recipe was rigged I think... she dictated it to me and yet it never turned out like her soup.
    I can live on soup. I usually have soup for lunch through autumn and winter. Thanks Wendy.xxx

    1. Yes, I can live on soup too. I have veg soup just about every day for lunch like you do. Getting all those veggies must keep me healthy as I rarely get a cold.

  5. There is nothing quite like a chunky vegie soup on those cold wet winter days or nights with a lovey piece of home baked bread toasted and spread with lashings of butter, not margarine lol! This is exactly what we had for dinner tonight. Cheers Donna Z :)

  6. YUM! I love winter foods. I will add this to my recipe folder, thank you Wendy :)



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