Slow Cooker Beef and Vegetable Soup {Lunch Version}
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 to 4 hours

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 15 - oz. can(s) black beans
  • 15 - oz. can(s) diced tomatoes
  • 3 - cup(s) frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 - Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 3 - cup(s) chicken broth
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Side: - dinner rolls**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Brown and drain the ground beef.
  2. Open, drain, and rinse the black beans.
  3. Add all the ingredients to the slow cooker, except the dinner rolls. Set slow cooker on high and cook for 3 to 4 hours, or high for 4 hours.
  4. Prepare dinner rolls.
  5. Serve Slow Cooker Beef and Vegetable Soup with dinner rolls.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Brown and drain 2 lbs. ground beef
  2. Open 2 cans of diced tomatoes.
  3. Open, drain and rinse 2 cans of black beans.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the ground beef, browned and cooled
  • 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15 oz. can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 cups frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 cups chicken broth or equivalent bouillon base plus water
  • Salt and pepper

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the slow cooker and cooking on high for 3 to 4 hours.

Special notes

If slow cooking this for lunch, please thaw completely before cooking on high for 3 to 4 hours. If the meal is still partially frozen, I recommend slow cooking for at least 6 to 8 hours.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Beef and Vegetable Soup {Lunch}

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours.
Serve with dinner rolls.