This basic beef and vegetable soup is simple, delicious, and economical! Ground beef and whatever kind of broth you have on hand make this soup nourishing and easy to make. If you’re new to pressure canning, this is a fantastic soup to start with, you’ll love having it ready to eat right on your pantry shelf.

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Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 690 kcal
Author: Cara
This basic soup is delicious, filling, inexpensive, and made with easy-to-find ingredients. The extra portion of ground beef makes it extra filling!


  • 2 tablespoons butter or avocado oil
  • 1 yellow onion peeled and chopped
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano optional
  • 2 carrots
  • 4 stalks celery
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 14 ounces canned diced tomatoes not drained or one pound fresh tomatoes, chopped and seeds removed


  1. In a stock pot or Instant Pot using the saute function, heat butter or avocado oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion. Cook onion until transluscent, stirring every few minutes to keep from sticking, about 10 minutes. Leave onions in the pot, and add in ground beef, sea salt, ground blaack pepper, optional thyme and oregano. Brown ground beef and break up into small chunks.
  2. As the beef browns, chop carrots and celery into 1/4-inch slices, discarding ends.
  3. Continue cooking ground beef until the outside of the beef starts to brown, but there is no need to cook through as it will continue cooking with the soup.
  4. Add the sliced celery, carrots, beef broth, and diced tomatoes. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, and then reduce heat, cover, and continue simmering at medium-low for 20 minutes, or until carrots are soft and beef is cooked through.
  5. Top with grated parmesan cheese or enjoy as is.
  6. PRESSURE CAN: Cook onion and add ground beef and seasonings. Slightly brown ground beef. Place beef, onions, and seaonings the bottom of jars, filling about 1/3 of the way loosely packed. Add raw vegetables to be 2/3 full. Cover with hot stock, leaving 1 inch of head space.
  7. Can pints for 75 minutes, quarts at 90 minutes at 10 pounds of pressure if 1,000 feet or lower; 15 pounds of pressure if above 1,000 feet.
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 690 Calories from Fat 468
% Daily Value*
Fat 52g80%
Saturated Fat 21g105%
Trans Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 22g
Cholesterol 176mg59%
Sodium 2449mg102%
Potassium 1175mg34%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 43g86%
Vitamin A 5568IU111%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 122mg12%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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