Lisa's Crock Pot Vegetable Soup
1 box of vegetable broth (you can substitute another kind if you like)
Potatoes - peeled and cut into chunks
1 lb ground beef - seasoned and browned
Carrots - peeled and sliced (or you can use baby carrots and just cut them up )
Onions - chopped
Green Cabbage - shredded or cut up into bit size pieces
1 - 14oz can of whole kernel corn (use 2 if you use the Nibblets) with the juice
1 -14oz can of sweet peas
About half a pound of fresh green beans - washed and cut into bite size pieces
Seasonings of your choice - I use Curry, Celery Powder, Black Pepper, White Pepper, Oregano, Paprika, Rosemary, Basil Leaves, Mustard Powder and anything else that I feel like throwing in that day. It always turns out a little different!
I start by browning the meat. I season that with a little curry and celery powder. While that is cooking, I start adding everything else to my crock. I add the stock first, then everything else follows.... usually however I cut it up is how it gets put it in. I add water at the end to fill up the crock pot. I enjoy the broth... but do not enjoy the cost of 2 boxes of broth.
I turn it on before I add the stock to it, and I set it to low heat for 6 hours. My crock pot has a few different options for programming it. I found this to be the easiest to start out. I can always change it later. Sometimes I start the soup when my oldest gets on the bus. So, it will cook from about 9am to about 5:30/6pm. Most times I start it around lunchtime, though. I stir occasionally and often taste test. I tend to add more seasonings at some point.
You can add any other vegetables that you want. I, personally, like the taste of the canned vegetables over frozen vegetables. I do sometimes use frozen vegetable mixes along with fresh or canned veggies. It depends on what I have vs what's on sale. I never use frozen peas, though.... canned peas taste much better! This is a family favorite in my house and over the winter I make it at least once a week! Enjoy! :)
Updated to add pictures:
Since I am adding these after the fact, I decided to add them to the end of the post.
Sweet Potato (it wasn't too bad in the soup)
After everything was added to the crock and stirred.