Beef Vegetable Soup Recipe

Garden Patch Soup

Wonderful Way to Get Your Veggies

This Beef Vegetable Soup Recipe is one I call Garden Patch Soup.

Why is this soup called "Garden Patch?"

The soup recipe was developed with several goals in mind.

  • The restaurant wanted to add yet another delicious favorite restaurant soup recipe to its collection of soups to rotate into the daily special sheet.
  • The soup was to be one the restaurant could use "products on hand," no special ordering.
  • And we wanted a soup recipe that would allow us to use up a number of products while still fresh. Hence its name… "Garden Patch."

This soup recipe filled the bill and ...most important, it is delicious.

This vegetable - beef soup recipe is one you and your family will really appreciate for its flavor, nutritional value and flexibility in terms of the veggies you use.

Beef Vegetable Soup

Called Garden Patch Soup

Preparation time: 30 minutes. 8-10 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef or "left-over" pieces of beef ("natural" beef, if affordable)
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Au jus seasoning mix (or to taste)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 14 ounce can of tomatoes, chopped
  • 7 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 8 ounces whole kernel corn or an 8 ounce can with liquid
  • 8 ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed (or left-over chili)
  • 3 cups of veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, zucchini, peppers, celery or whatever you like and have available)
  • 1/3 head cabbage (1 1/2 cups), coarsely chopped


  • In a soup pot, heat the water to boiling
  • While the water is heating, brown the ground beef and chopped onion in a skillet
  • When water comes to a boil, add all the seasonings, tomato, tomato sauce, corn with liquid, beans and your vegetable choices
  • Drain meat mixture and add the meat to the soup pot
  • Bring back to a boil
  • Simmer until vegetables are crisp tender
  • Add the cabbage and remove the soup from the heat
  • Let the soup sit for a few minutes allowing the cabbage to cook
  • Correct the seasoning
  • Stir well and ladle into bowls

Enjoy your Vegetable Beef Soup I call Garden Patch Soup and the company of those you share it with! - Donna

"An old-fashioned vegetable soup is a more powerful anti-carcinogen than any known medicine."

James Duke M.D.(U.S.D.A.)