I love soup recipes in the wintertime, there is just something so warm and comforting about it. This slow cooker vegetable soup is one of my favorites. It's my mother's recipe and she makes it on the stove but I make it in my crockpot. This slow cooker homemade vegetable soup is so easy to toss together and it freezes really well so you can save some for another night or to give to friends.
It's loaded with tons of veggies corn, sweet carrots, butter beans, tomatoes and sweet peas just to name a few. I make it with ground beef, but you can also use ground turkey, ground chicken, venison or even stew meat if you want something more like steak. If you don't like one of the veggies in this basic soup recipe leave it out or substitute it with one of your favorites, it's really versatile.
A nice, big bowl of homemade slow cooker vegetable soup is one of the best ways to get all the veggies you need all in one dish. Add some protein and you've got the perfect meal. Soup is great for freezing — make a big batch now in your crockpot and freeze half for later. With tons of recipe variations, vegetable soup's a great light comfort food for busy days.
I eat mine with cornbread or mini saltine crackers all crumbled over the top. It's really filling but is not a heavy recipe so go ahead and make a big bowl!
- 1 1/2-2 lbs ground beef
- 1 10 oz bag or 1 1/4 cups Pictsweet frozen onion
- 1 12 oz bag or 1 1/2 cups Pictsweet frozen shoepeg corn
- 1 12 oz bag or 1 1/2 cups Pictsweet frozen field peas with snaps
- 1 12 oz bag or 1 1/2 cups Pictsweet frozen lima or butter beans
- 1 12 oz bag or 1 1/2 cups Pictsweet frozen uNbreaded cut okra
- 1 12 oz bag or 1 1/2 cups Pictsweet frozen mixed veggies
- 2 10.5 oz cans Hunts pureed tomatoes
- 2 14.5 oz cans Hunts diced tomatoes
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper
- Brown your ground beef and put into your slow cooker
- Add all bags of frozen veggies
- Pour in the pureed and diced tomatoes and water
- Stir gently with a spoon
- Sprinkle on salt and pepper
- Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
You do not need to use Pictsweet or Hunts brand products in this recipe. You can also substitute other veggies or proteins for any of your favorites
Please note you can also use fresh veggies, but you may need to add another cup of water and may want to check it after 4 hours to make sure your veggies don't turn to mush.