Recipe Of The Month: Hearty Crockpot Beef and Veggie Soup

Budget Friendly Hearty Crockpot Beef & Veggie Soup

Here is this month’s post for the “Recipe of the Month” series. Spending money on ready-made food and ingredients can be one of the largest expenses in your budget. My household has the mainstays that are generally budget-friendly, tasty meals that don’t make you feel deprived in the slightest. My goal with this series is to share my cost-effective go-to recipes that couples and families will enjoy.

November 2017 – Recipe of the Month

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Hearty Crockpot Beef and Veggie Soup

a satisfying meal that will leave you wanting seconds!

Best time to enjoy – In the cool evenings by the fire

Servings x 8


Recipe Ingredients

ITEM ESTIMATED COST
Peas x 1 can  $1.00
Red pepper x 2  $2.00
Carrots x 2  $1.50
Small potatoes x 4  $3.00
Onion x 1  $1.25
Beef broth x 2-12 oz. cans  $2.00
Chuck roast x 2 lbs.  $10.00
Seasonings – rosemary, oregano, chili powder  $3.00
Tomato paste x 1 small can  $1.50
 
TOTAL  $25.25
   
COST PER SERVING   $3.16

Recipe Directions

  • Prep 15 minutes
  • Cook 6 hours on high

Prep:

  • Chop red pepper, carrots, small potatoes and onion into small pieces
  • Liberally salt chuck roast; sear on all sides – do not cook all the way through

Cooking process:

  • Use a crockpot
  • Place chopped ingredients into crockpot
  • Pour in both cans of beef broth
  • Pour in tomato paste
  • Stir in seasonings, about ½ tsp. for each or more, if desired
  • Place seared chuck roast on top; cook for 5 ½ hours on high
  • Pour in can of peas; cook for 1 more hour or until meat is tender

Serve with crackers or biscuits, if desired.

Enjoy, and share your thoughts if you try this recipe!

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