Almost Home-made Beef Vegetable Soup

I love the fall–the turning of leaves, fall fairs, the crisp air, and hearty one-pot meals. And this almost home-made beef vegetable soup really hit the spot. Preparation was a snap; I threw this dish together in less than 10 minutes. And, boy, was it good. The secret to this speedy soup is to use ready-to-eat beef. Normally I use Hormel Roast Beef au jus–it tastes great and can be used to speed up lots of dishes, but it wasn’t available so I chose this Jack Daniel’s fully cooked beef brisket instead.

Since it was sliced and not cut into chunks, I cut it into bite-sized pieces and threw it in the pot–sauce and all. The whiskey based sauce was slightly sweet and made a wonderful addition to the soup. Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make this soup:


1 16-oz package Jack Daniel’s Beef Brisket (or other ready-to-eat, fully cooked beef)
1 28-oz. can diced tomatoes (or two 14-oz. cans)
2 14-oz. cans beef broth
2 beef bouillon cubes
1 large onion, peeled and diced
4 carrots, peeled and sliced into bite-sized pieces
2 cups of mini potatoes, unpeeled and cut in half
1 cup frozen peas (canned peas are too mushy)
1 can green beans, drained (fresh or frozen are better but I didn’t have any on hand)
1 can corn, drained (I used fresh corn on the cob)
Seasoning salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Now here’s the easy part. Throw all these ingredients into a large soup pot. Stir, cover, and cook over medium heat until the vegetables are tender–about an hour. While that’s cooking grab a magazine and a cup of tea and relax until dinner is ready. Nice! I served this soup with home-made buttermilk biscuits and topped them with unsalted butter and honey. Perfecto!

Almost homemade vegetable soup

5 Comments on Almost Home-made Beef Vegetable Soup

  1. elenacaravela
    September 27, 2012 at 1:06 pm (6 years ago)

    I’m a vegetarian, but the Jack Daniel’s sure sounds interesting!

    • afternoonartist
      September 28, 2012 at 5:27 am (6 years ago)

      The slight taste of whisky was a fine addition to the broth. Just add a little at a time. You always add more, but can’t take it away!

  2. Vanessa Newton
    October 8, 2012 at 1:07 pm (6 years ago)

    Yummmmmmmmmm!! Oh my goodness I can’t wait to try it cause I just went out and got the Jack Daniel’s brisket which is hard to find!! This is going to be soooooo good! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment on my blog. It’s means so much. Thanks again.

  3. afternoonartist
    October 8, 2012 at 2:35 pm (6 years ago)

    Its a chilly, overcast day here in Virginia. This is perfect weather for a bowl of this yummy soup. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.


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