Mom’s Vegetable Beef Soup

This is a delicious, hearty one-pot meal.


  • 1 pound chuck roast, trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 stalks celery (smaller inside pieces)
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 handfuls of barley
  • 3 zuchinni
  • 1/2 small cabbage
  • 4 large red potatoes
  • a handful of green beans
  • 28 oz can whole tomatoes
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 1/2 bag frozen peas
  • 1/2 bag frozen corn
  • Small head of broccoli.
  • 1 teaspoon salt, more to taste
  • Freshly cracked pepper


Boil the beef and barley in a large pot. Just before it reaches a boil, skim off all the scum. Cook the meat until it is tender.

Add the onions, celery, and carrots. Cook for 5 minutes.

Add the potatoes, green beans and tomato sauce and cook an additional 5 minutes.

Add the rest of the vegetable and cook until tender.

Taste and add salt, as needed.