I wanted to find a use for some leftovers: chuck roast, beef broth and crushed tomatoes, and this recipe fit the bill. I only had about 1/3 lb beef, so I added a cup of chickpeas. Also, I substituted frozen peas for the mixed vegetables and substituted the chuck roast, chickpeas and crushed tomatoes for the ground beef and tomato sauce. Don't skip the soy sauce and molasses - they add depth of flavor to the soup, although I only used 1/2 TBSP soy sauce and 1/2 TBSP sweet chili sauce because I didn't have molasses. I also thought the soup was a little thick, so I added more beef broth to make it soupier. I served it with some leftover lavash. My husband and I thought it was great weeknight meal.
Beef Vegetable Soup
IoneTaylor Posted: 03/13/14