Amazing Beef Vegetable Soup Recipe


I am about to give you the most AMAZING Vegetable Soup recipe that you will ever have. If you are a southeastern Pennsylvania resident and know of Goodnoe Family Restaurant and Dairy Bar in Newtown, Bucks County, it is on par with their vegetable soup. If you don’t recognize this name, take my word for it, it is phenomenal.

Goodnoe Family Restaurant is now closed:( Dating back to 1918, it was the main spot to go to in Newtown where I grew up, the hangout. We went after every sporting event, every play, on any occasion really. They were famous for their ice cream (they still sell their ice cream in town at Goodnoe Dairy Bar), but I had a few other favorites as I am sure many other patrons did as well.

Specifically, my favorite was their “vegetable soup”. I ate so much of their vegetable soup that I am sure it was cheaper for my mom to figure out how to recreate it. And that she did. She recreated Goodnoe’s vegetable soup. It is a hearty soup loaded with vegetables and pairs beautifully with some traditional Saltine crackers! I used to eat a cup of this soup every time I visited the restaurant with a tuna sandwich…DELICIOUS!

As many soups are, this vegetable soup is better on the second day (but great the first too). I am not sure whether it is the large chunks of potatoes, the fresh farm corn, or the delicious broth that I love the best, but it doesn’t matter, it is a favorite in our house (check out Picky Eating Baby Solution for the perfect example).

I am going to note that I am not the best recipe developer (and neither is my mom). We are the kind of cooks that put a bit of this and a little of that into a pot or dish and waaalah, it is done. I never follow a recipe for a meal (I do for baking) to a “T” and always end up with something slightly different. So, this recipe is just that. Don’t fret though, there really isn’t anything that you can do wrong, at least I don’t think so.


2 cartons (48oz. each) of beef broth

1 large 28 oz. can of crushed tomatoes

1 packet of Lipton Beefy Onion Soup mix

1 lb. package of beef cubes or beef stew meat (this recipe could be vegetarian by omitting this)

½ head of cabbage

1 medium onion

3 cloves garlic chopped

a bunch of corn (I use corn that I froze from the local farm this summer)

baby carrots chopped

3 sticks of celery, chopped

a bunch of peas

a bunch of green beans

5 medium yellow potatoes cubed (small cubes)


1. Saute onion, celery, and garlic in a little olive oil in the bottom of a large stockpot. Add the beef cubes to brown.

2. Dump in the beef broth, tomatoes, and all of your vegetables.

3. Let simmer in the pot ALL DAY! Yes, this is part of the secret…ALL DAY. Don’t skimp and only do 4 hours. Make it all day and stir often! The potatoes and vegetables need to get super tender.

This vegetable soup recipe makes for a great healthy baby food.  So freeze some for that in muffin trays. This recipe makes A LOT (a giant stockpot) of vegetable soup, so I always pick someone to give it to. It is great for a wintertime cold, or even just a friend that could use a veggie hug.

I would love to hear how you like it!

Other soup recipes that you may like






About Lauryn Blakesley

A woman out to explore, celebrate, and enjoy everything that my community and living locally has to offer. Blessed with three beautiful children and an incredible husband, our family embraces adventure while dreaming of what is to come. Lover of knitting, running (although mostly after little ones right now), the color orange, fun accessories, fall, tea, and a clean kitchen floor. I spend my days in awe of my family and trying to teach my three to treat others as they would want to be treated.

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  1. Ooooh! That sounds YUMMY! I bet it would work great in a crockpot, too! 😉

  2. I love this soup! The flavor is wonderful! Making it again today for a carry in at work! it freezes well too!

  3. Judith Schell says:

    We had a friend who worked there. Her name was Kathryn Kirk. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. This soup is shaping up to be SCRUMPTIOUS!! It is is 10 degrees and snowing in Nebraska. Perfect new year’s day for soup simmering as the hours pass. Thank you for the wonderful recipe.

  5. This is so funny! I grew up with Goodnoe Ice Cream and Beef Veggie soup. The recipe has always tasted just like my Mothers’ and is almost identical to it!!

    Thanks for sharing

  6. Christine says:

    Sounds delicious! But what size are the cartons of beef broth? I’m thinking you probably mean 48-oz, but not sure. Thanks!

  7. My husband who is retired made this soup for us. I work 1 1/2 days a week and had it ready for supper for us. It was so delicious. We live near Hershey PA but we are from the Philly suburbs and remember ice cream and tuna sandwiches at Goodnoe’s. Good memories! Thanks

  8. Michelle says:

    I made this recipe last week and it was the best soup I have ever made, I feel so accomplished! Thank you for the recipe! My husband is not a huge soup fan, but ate several bowls when I suggested making it again this week, he was all for it!

    • Michelle, this makes me SO happy! I am so glad that you and your husband enjoyed it! One thing I love to do in the summer is stock up on corn, carrots, and green beans to use throughout the year in my many winter pots of Vegetable Soup. Thank you so much for sharing!

  9. Judy Uhl says:

    Just found your site. This looks great for the crockpot for fall/winter!! keeping it

  10. This looks delicious and I can’t wait to make it tomorrow! Just one question… Can I substitute yellow potatoes for gold Yukon? Also, how do the potatoes hold up in the soup cooking all day? Do they tend to fall apart?

    • Hi Hannah! Enjoy it! You can absolutely use yellow potatoes. The potatoes definitely get very soft after cooking all day. I find that it adds a bit of texture to the soup. As long as you don’t boil it all day, you should be fine as I don’t ever have a problem with them completely falling apart. Alternatively you could wait a few hours to add them and maybe add them halfway through the day. :) Let me know what you think!

  11. stephanie says:

    do you drain the tomatoes?
    Also, do you taste the cabbage? I love cabbage… husband not so much but I imagine it doesn’t come through too heavily.


    • I would drain the tomatoes if you are using fresh. When I am out of fresh in the winter, I used canned crushed so think that consistency. As far as the cabbage, I will say that the taste absolutely does not come through. He definitely won’t be able to tell other than the fact that he’ll be able to see it. :) Enjoy!! And let me know how you like it!

  12. June Kumm says:

    Have not made the soup yet, but am excited to try tomorrow.
    Do you have a prize winning soup here, hope so, I have to
    have one next week :)

  13. This recipe tastes just like my Grandma’s. Except we eat it with corn bread muffins. Delicious!


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