How to Make Vegetable Beef Soup From Leftovers

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How to Make Vegetable Beef Soup

After making a roast, you may not want to have roast beef dinner over and over until its gone. Most leftovers turn into soup (not pancakes, but you get it).   This is a great vegetable beef soup that uses up the meat and veggies from your roast and makes a delicious soup.

We’ve shared how to make this from leftovers and if you don’t have leftovers, we have you covered as well.

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Vegetable Beef Soup

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Author: Regina Sober


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion or 1 small onion
  • can carrots or left overs from dinner
  • can or left overs from dinner
  • 2 celery sticks chopped into 1/4″ pieces
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1-2 cups chopped beef roast (chopped into small 1″ ish size pieces
  • left over potatoes/carrots from cooking roast
  • left over broth from cooking roast or 1 can of beef broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  • In a Dutch oven pan, add olive oil and minced onion.
  • Next, add carrots, celery and beef broth.
  • Stir and add a can of diced tomatoes and stir that in too.
  • If you have any leftover potatoes, carrots and stock, add that in as well.  This will add great flavor. Stir well.
  • Add the flour and stir to help thicken.  If you don’t use flour, you could use corn starch instead.
  • Add the pepper and bay leaves and stir.
  • Dump in the green beans and water.
  • Cover the pan and let it simmer for 30 minutes.
  • The soup should be done, check the veggies to ensure that they are tender.  If they are not, cook until tender.


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How Long Does it Take to Make Vegetable Beef Soup?

Because we are using leftovers, the soup does not take long to come together. The meat needs to heat up (because it’s already cooked). The veggies will need to heat through and the soup will need to thicken slightly and you are able to enjoy the soup.

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Can This Soup Be Frozen?

You can definitely freeze vegetable beef soup. You will want to put in freezer safe container or use a freezer bag. To prevent spilling, I would suggest freezing standing up and then confirming sealing before setting in the freezer.

Soup Tips:

  • You can use your leftover veggies for this soup if you have some.
  • If you have different veggies, you can use those as well, just make sure they are cooked through.
  • This is a great freezer meal.
  • Measurements for the veggies and beef don’t have to be exact, especially when you don’t know how much leftovers you will have.
Need ideas for leftovers? Here's a easy vegetable beef soup recipe you can make with or without leftovers. It's easy, simple & delicious.

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