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Busy Day Soup Recipe Easy

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Busy Day Soup Recipe is quick and perfect recipe to make in your busy days using just a few ingredients like ground beef, mixed frozen veggies, beef or chicken broth with some seasonings!

busy day soup recipe
busy day soup recipe

Busy Day Soup is the perfect recipe for those who love to cook but have busy lives, or simply want to make a quick and delicious dinner for their family.

You just need a few simple and pre-made ingredients to make this delicious busy day soup in no time!

Busy Day Soup!

I always love cooking for my family, but sometimes, it becomes a hectic question for me that “What should I cook today?” And I think this same question is troubling you too, so my Busy Day Soup Recipe is just the answer to this question. I often like to make this wonderful busy day soup for my family!

What I love about this busy day soup recipe is that all you have to do is gather the ingredients, add all the ingredients to the pot, and let your stove work its magic.

You’ll need just a few ingredients to make this soup, like ground beef, mixed frozen vegetables, onion soup mix, diced tomatoes and macaroni, and very little time.

So, it’s time to grab your ingredients and just start making this delicious and quick busy day soup for your busy meal times!

Busy Day Soup Ingredients

  • Ground Beef
  • onion
  • garlic
  • diced tomatoes
  • tomato sauce
  • beef or vegetable broth
  • frozen veggies
  • dried basil
  • dried oregano
  • olive oil
Ingredients for Busy Day Soup Recipe
Ingredients for Busy Day Soup Recipe

How to make Busy Day Soup Recipe?

Why this soup called busy day soup? just because you need a few prep time for ingredients and some simple steps to make this mouthwatering soup. So let’s start:

✔️ Take a large soup pot, and heat the olive oil over low to medium heat. You can replace olive oil with your regular cooking oil too. Then add chopped onion and minced garlic to the heated oil and cook it for at least 2 to 3 minutes, or until the onion becomes soft and pink in color.

✔️ Now add ground beef to the pot, and cook until brown, breaking the ground beef into smaller pieces while cooking. when it turns into brown, remove any excess fat, this will prevent your soup from becoming greasy.

✔️ Chop the tomatoes, and don’t drain its juice. Add the chopped tomatoes with juices, tomato sauce, vegetable or beef broth, frozen veggies, spices like dried basil and dried oregano, salt and pepper. You can also add fresh veggies of your choice, or the frozen veggies of your liking. Just go with your choices and likings.

✔️ Bring the soup to a boil, and then reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and let it cook on low flame for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the veggies become soft.

✔️ Once everything done, taste the soup, and don’t forget to adjust the seasoning with extra salt, or pepper if you needed.

✔️ Remove the soup from stove, and serve hot. This amazing busy day soup is just ready within an hour without any extra effort.

Pro Tips!

🔗 If you don’t like beef, you can replace it with ground turkey or chicken, just cook the meat until it’s fully done. I am sure, it will add a nice flavor to your soup. You can also add two types of meat to enhance the flavor of soup, like sausage with beef oftenly goes best to make a good pair for this soup recipe.

🔗 Using frozen veggies will help you to save your preparation time, but if you have fresh veggies, and want to add fresh veggies into the soup, you can go with it. just be creative with your soup ingredients to make it your signature busy day soup recipe.

🔗 You can also use fresh herbs instead of dried herbs in soup, it will help to enhance the flavor of soup. Just chop the fresh basil and oregano to add in the soup.

🔗 You can add a splash of water, or broth during reheating the soup, if the soup has thickened during storage.

What to serve with Busy Day Soup

Busy Day soup is a hearty one pot soup recipe, that you can make for your weeknight dinners. Although the busy day soup is a complete meal on its own, but I oftenly love to pair the soup with my favorite meal items like  garlic mashed potatoesHawaiian Macaroni Salad. It can also be a best pair with Turkey pot pie or shepherdless pie or you can serve it with your favorite side dish like crusty bread or with side salad.

busy day soup recipe

Can I make my Busy Day Soup Ahead of Time?

Busy days often mean limited time for cooking, and for such days, you are always looking for a recipe that matches your busy daily routine. The good thing is that you can make this soup in advance and reheat it when needed. Often it tastes even better the next day, when the soup has had time to meld the flavors together.

Simply make a big batch of soup and store it in the refrigerator or freeze it for future busy days. Use an airtight container to store the leftover soup in the refrigerator for a convenient meal option.

How to Store the Leftover Busy Day Soup?

If you have leftover soup, allow it to cool completely at room temperature. It can take time. After cooling it completely, use an airtight container to store the leftover soup. You can store your busy day soup in refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.

One more thing, don’t forget to label the container before placing it in refrigerator. Adding the label will help you to use the soup within the due time period, and when you want to enjoy the soup, simply reheat the soup over low heat on stove top or you can also reheat it in oven.

Busy Day Soup Recipe Easy

Recipe by Zanib MughalCourse: SoupsCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Calories

300

kcal

Busy Day Soup Recipe is quick and perfect recipe to make in your busy days using just a few ingredients like ground beef, mixed frozen veggies, beef or chicken broth with some seasonings!

Ingredients

  • Ground beef – 1 pound

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • Diced tomatoes – 1 can (14.5 ounces)

  • Tomato sauce – 1 can (14.5 ounces)

  • Beef or vegetable broth – 4 cups

  • Mixed frozen vegetables – 1 ¾ Cups

  • dried basil – 1 teaspoon

  • dried oregano – 1 teaspoon

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • olive oil – 1 tablespoon

Directions

  • Start making your busy day’s soup in a large soup pot, and heat the olive oil over low to medium heat.
  • Add chopped onion and garlic to the pan and fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the ground beef to the pot and cook until brown, breaking it into small pieces once cooked.
  • Drain excess fat after cooking the beef, this will prevent your soup from becoming greasy.
  • Now combine the chopped tomatoes with juice, tomato sauce, vegetable or beef broth, frozen vegetables, dried basil, dried oregano, and spices like salt and pepper.
  • Bring the soup to a boil, and then reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and let it simmer for about 35 to 40 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
  • Now it’s time to taste the soup, and you can add more salt or pepper if necessary.
  • Serve hot, and enjoy your “busy day soup”! If you wish, you can also garnish it with grated Parmesan cheese or fresh parsley.

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Crockpot Busy Day Soup!

By using a crockpot (slow cooker) for your busy day soup,, you don’t have to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, you can easily set everything in your crockpot, and forget about it, just letting the flavors meld and the soup to be ready whenever you are. 

To make your busy day soup in the slow cooker, you’ll first need to cook the ground beef on the stove. Then add all the ingredients to the crockpot and cook on low heat for at least 6 hours.

Taste the soup and add more salt and pepper to your liking.

crockpot busy day soup recipe

Your Queries Got Answered!

Can I use a different protein source in the soup?

Although, in “busy day soup recipe”, we are  using ground beef, but you can replace it with ground turkey, or chicken too. Moreover, you can also change the beef broth with your choice of broth to make your own signature soup recipe. 

How can I make the soup vegetarian or vegan?

Absolutely, if you are vegetarian, and want to enjoy this delicious and quick soup for your busy days, you can skip the meat and replace the protein with tofu or any other vegan protein source. Moreover, you can also replace the beef broth with vegetable broth to make your busy day soup completely vegan. 

Can I freeze Busy Day Soup for later?

Yes ,you can make your soup ahead, and store it for future busy days. Simply make a large batch of soup, use an airtight container to freeze the soup for later use. Just allow the soup to cool completely, use airtight containers or plastic bags to freeze it safely. You can freeze the busy day soup for 3 to 4 months. Don’t forget to label the soup properly. 

How to make a rich soup?

Flavorful ingredients like aromatic vegetables, herbs, and quality broth will make your soup rich. Try to use  fresh and high quality ingredients to make your soup more healthy and tasty. Simmer the soup at low flame to allow the flavors to meld and  intensify. 

What spices are good in soup?

Basil, oregano, thyme, and bay leaves are commonly used for savory soups, and you can use nutmeg, cinnamon, or cloves for certain sweeter soups. 

How to cook all types of soup?

The steps for cooking any soup are exactly the same. Simply start by sautéing aromatic vegetables and proteins, then add broth or liquid, cook the soup on  low heat by adding seasoning and your desired ingredients, then adjust seasoning to taste before serving. However, cooking times may vary depending on the specific soup recipe.

What ingredient makes soup thicker?

One common ingredient that  you can use to thicken the soup is roux, which is a mixture of flour and fat (like  butter). Cornstarch can also be a better option, simply mix cornstarch with some water and add it to the soup.

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