Busy Mom's Crockpot/Pressure Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup

We absolutely love fall and winter in our household! We refer to these cold seasons as the cuddle seasons that we enjoy indulging in warm comfort foods! 

In honor of the 1st day of fall, this is the perfect opportunity to whip up an easy, hearty, but delicious soup to warm the soul! 

What I love about this recipe is it's one of those meals that takes minutes to prep and cooks with little to no supervision so I'm bringing it back with a twist! This recipe will work in both the crockpot and a pressure cooker such as the InstaPot or Total Power Pressure Cooker (like we have)!
The only difference is the cook time!


Prep Time: 5-10mins
Crockpot Cook Time: 6hrs
 Pressure Cooker Cook Time: 40mins

Ingredients:
32oz low sodium vegetable broth
3.5lbs Beef Stew Meat
1/2 bag of carrot sticks, sliced
1/2lb fresh green beans, sliced
1 can diced tomato
1 small onion, diced
6 celery stalks, sliced
10-12 petite potatoes, sliced thin
*2 tbsp Dried or fresh thyme
**1cup water
Garlic Salt, Pepper to taste 

*I used fresh lemon thyme 😄. You can also substitute with oregano.
**Additional liquid is not needed for a pressure cooker

Directions:
1) Add all sliced fresh vegetables, diced onion, and thyme into the crock pot
2) Combine vegetables with 1 cup of water and vegetable broth
3) Add salt and pepper to both until you achieve the desired taste
5) Gently add the beef pieces into the mixture
6) Set your crock pot to high heat set the timer to cook for 6 hours, stirring occasionally. If using a pressure cooker, use the beef/stew setting on medium with the timer to cook for 40mins.

Once all ingredients have cooked to your satisfaction, the soup is ready to be served! 

This recipe is great with sourdough bread on the side or crackers. Our favorite carb to pair with this soup so rice.

Enjoy!

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