Vegetable Beef Soup
THM S, low carb, gluten/egg/dairy/nut free
Recipe type: THM S, Low Carb
Serves: 10-12
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce (use gluten free if necessary)
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter (use refined coconut oil for dairy free)
  • 2½ lb. beef chuck roast (chunked)
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  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 16 oz. radishes (trimmed, chopped)
  • 1 med. onion (chopped)
  • 1 med. carrot (chopped)
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  • 6 cups water
  • 1 lb. fresh mushrooms (chopped)
  • 1 (12 oz.) pkg. frozen diced okra
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 (10 oz.) can diced tomatoes with green chilies (drained)
  • 2 bay leaves (remove before serving)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon each basil, celery salt, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon each sage, thyme
  1. Heat the Worcestershire sauce and butter in a large Dutch oven or kettle (5.5 quarts or larger). Trim the fat off the roast if desired and cut into bite-sized chunks, then add them to the kettle and brown well, stirring occasionally. I like to keep the pan covered so the meat cooks faster.
  2. When the meat has been browned well, add the garlic, radishes, onion, and carrot and sauté for a few minutes.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients, cover, bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until the meat is tender and the vegetables break down (about 2½ hours). The meat will fall apart into shreds when you cut into it with a spoon. Serve.
-Feel free to tweak with your favorite vegetables if you don’t like some of the ones I have listed (although I highly recommend that you try it as written!). The radishes mimic potatoes, and the okra breaks down during the long cooking time and adds body to the soup. I think some frozen green beans would be a great addition! This may seem like a lot of mushrooms, but they disappear when they cook down and add a wonderful meatiness and flavor to the soup!
-Carrots should be kept to a minimum in THM S recipes because they’re not a non-starchy vegetable, but one spread over this huge pot of soup won’t do any damage.
Recipe by Briana Thomas at