Classic Vegetable Beef Soup that’s Slow Simmered


This easy vegetable beef soup slow simmers for over an hour to develop its wonderful homemade flavors. It’s a naturally dairy-free, optionally gluten-free meal that every home cook should have in their arsenal. The recipe is very similar to our other vegetable beef soup, but with a few upgrades.

Classic Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe that's Slow Simmered (naturally dairy-free and optionally gluten-free)

Special Diet Notes: Classic Vegetable Beef Soup

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, optionally gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, and soy-free.

Classic Vegetable Beef Soup
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It's hard to beat this warm, comforting soup on a wintry day. It has well-rounded flavors that meld as the soup simmers.
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8 servings
  • 1 pound rump roast
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 (14 ounce) can beef broth (gluten-free, if needed)
  • 1 (14 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
  • 4 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 6 ounces rotelle pasta (gluten-free, if needed)
  1. Trim the fat from roast and cut the meat into 1-inch cubes. Place the meat in a large pot over medium heat with the oil, onion and garlic and cook, stirring, until the meat is browned and the onion is tender.
  2. Pour in the water, broth, and tomatoes. Stir in the mixed vegetables, mushrooms, and celery. Season with oregano, thyme, basil, parsley, and cayenne. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer 75 minutes.
  3. Stir in the pasta and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the pasta is tender.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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