Yesterday I made the first of five slow cooker freezer meals I prepped last weekend. Thanks to Kelly from New Leaf Wellness for the recipes & grocery list! My kids and I are big soup lovers, so I started with the Vegetable beef soup. Although I make a good Chicken Noodle soup & Golden Potato soup, I have never made beef soup. EVER! I have been wanting to try is since we always have beef & venison in the freezer. The recipe, instructions and grocery list were all laid out in Kelly’s post, so I thought this would be a great place to start.
There were several things that surprised me about this recipe. First was the addition of chicken broth when adding ingredients to the slow cooker. Chicken broth in beef soup? The second was adding the beef to the slow cooker raw. Well, I made the recipe exactly as written and I must say, we were all VERY pleased. The soup was GOOD! Hurray! This one is definitely going in the recipe binder!
Next time I will only change two things: I will probably add two more cups of chicken broth and I will make it on a day when I can be home to make bread bowls! Yum!
Thanks again, New Leaf Wellness!