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Easy Italian Vegetable and Beef Soup

The perfect quick, healthy meal! This Easy Vegetable Beef soup is loaded with vegetables and is a comforting dinner that our whole family loves.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Lydia @ ThriftyFrugalMom.com


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 c. carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 c. celery, diced
  • 1 c. frozen green beans (canned would probably work too)
  • 5 c. water
  • 14.5 oz. can chicken or beef broth (or scant 2 cups if not using a can)
  • 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 2 c. tomato or spaghetti sauce
  • 15.5 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. chicken bouillon (or beef bouillon)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 c. cabbage, chopped


  • In a large pot, cook ground beef and onions together until beef has browned.
  • Add remaining ingredients, except for the cabbage.
  • Cover the pot with a lid and bring to a boil.
  • Once soup is boiling, stir and then reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 15-20 minutes or until carrots are tender. If you can simmer longer, do! The flavor will become even better!
  • Stir in the cabbage and simmer a few minutes more until the cabbage has wilted.
  • Enjoy!


Freezing: This soup freezes really well!
Save Time: This awesome chopper cuts my vegetable chopping time in half! A favorite kitchen tool of mine!