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Crock Pot Spicy Vegetable Beef Soup

Crock Pot Spicy Vegetable Beef Soup is a hearty and satisfying soup full of browned ground beef, potatoes, and vegetables in a wonderful tomato broth.

Spoon scooping up vegetable soup out of slow cooker.

This recipe makes a big batch and it reheats and freezes well. Pair it with a green salad with Creamy Italian Dressing and some fresh, crunchy bread and you have yourself a full meal that the whole family will enjoy.

How To Make Crock Pot Spicy Vegetable Beef Soup

First you’ll brown some ground beef with some diced onion. To save time, go ahead and add the other ingredients to the crock pot while the beef cooks. Then it hardly takes any extra time to brown the beef.  🙂

Once everything is in the crock pot, give it a good stir. Place the lid on and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours or on HIGH for 5 to 6 hours.

Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup with lots of spice

Tips For Making

  • The spice comes from crushed red pepper flakes and Rotel tomatoes. Use “hot” Rotel tomatoes if you want more heat. Use mild if you want to keep the spice down.
  • I use ground chuck, but you could use lean ground beef. You can skip the browning step if you wish and put the raw ground beef in the crock pot. You’ll want to cook it towards the longer end of the cooking time, maybe even slightly longer. I don’t recommend doing this with ground chuck. Your soup will be too greasy.
Slow Cooker Spicy Vegetable Ground Beef Soup

Prep this Crock Pot Spicy Vegetable Beef Soup in the morning and let it slow cook in the crock pot all day. You can cook it on LOW for 8 hours so it is perfect for a day when you are away from the house all day. You’ll come home to a warm crock pot of soup that’s ready to be ladled into bowls.

Crock Pot Spicy Vegetable Beef Soup

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Spicy Vegetable Beef Soup in the slow cooker

Crock Pot Spicy Vegetable Beef Soup

Crock Pot Spicy Vegetable Beef Soup is a hearty and satisfying soup full of browned ground beef, potatoes, and vegetables in a wonderful tomato broth.

PREP: 15 mins
COOK: 6 hrs


  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 (24-ounce) jar pasta sauce
  • 1 can beef broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (10-ounce) can Rotel tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 package frozen mixed vegetables
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teapsoon black pepper


  • Cook the beef and onion in a large nonstick skllet, crumbling the beef as it cooks. When beef is no longer pink, drain off the grease and transfer the beef/onion mixture to a 6-quart crock pot.
  • Add remaining ingredients and stir together.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours or on HIGH for 5 to 6 hours.


Note: To save time, add the other ingredients to the crock pot while the beef browns.
You can skip the browning the beef step and add the raw ground beef to the crock pot. I recommend using lean ground beef if you do this and cook for the maximum cook time.
I recommend a 12 to 14 ounce bag of frozen vegetables.


Calories: 268kcal
Course: Dinner, Main Dish, Soup
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: crock pot, ground beef recipes

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43 thoughts on “Crock Pot Spicy Vegetable Beef Soup”

  1. This was a wonderful hearty soup. I live alone and I ate every last spoonful! It was great. I used fresh green beans, celery, and frozen corn in place of mixed vegetables. I will make this again!

    1. This was very good. I used ground chicken as that was what I had on hand. Omitted the tomatoes because my husband does not like tomatoes and didn’t have the chilies to add. Used Ragu sauce. It was very tasty and filling! Thank you for the recipe.

  2. I made this today. It turned out amazing! My wife really loved it. I used stew meat instead of ground beef though. Thanks for sharing this!

    P.S. I wish there was a way I could include a pic on here.

  3. This soup is amazing! I followed the recipe exactly, but added some cabbage. So freaking good and easy.

  4. BEST. SOUP. EVER!!!!! Have now made it 5 times since November and have shared it every time with great responses. I made a few adjustments such as adding stew beef, a beef bouillon cube and a little more Worcestershire sauce. I love the richness of the beef flavor.

  5. Making this now although I’m using fresh veggies and will be adding okra the last 40mins..Looks and smells fantastic..Really looking forward to this

  6. Stephanie S

    Just finished a bowl of this soup that I made today for the first time ! It was UNBELIEVABLY GOOD! First snowfall here today and it was the perfect meal. Will be making this regularly! It’s a keeper! THANK YOU

  7. was looking for a different soup to make with my hamburger I’m gonna try this today but I think I’m gonna put chopped jalapenos in it also can’t wait to try it 😁

  8. Sometimes girlfriend & I take care of my cousins’ kids for a weekend. They love this soup. One time didn’t have potatoes so I substituted egg noodles. About 2 hrs before soup was done I boiled 8 ounces of egg noodles 5 minutes less than time called for on directions & added to slow cooker. Turned out great.

  9. marianne malloy

    I can’t wait to try this but am concerned it will taste like spaghetti with the pasta sauce??

  10. Sounds like my recipe except I use a pot roast or beef stew meat. Very good. Never tried the pasta sauce. What kind f pasta sauce do you use.

      1. I use the Hunts garlic & herb in a can. Inexpensive and tastes good. I use it in other recipes like cabbage Roll casserole as well.

        1. We used bertollis tomato basil pasta sauce and we doubled everything we browned the meat with the onions and we also put 4 tablespoons of lee and perins worcestershire instead of the 2 teaspoons it calls for. Cooked on high for 6 and a half hours, This is the best soup ive ever eaten, and thats saying alot considering the fine cooks i grew up around. Oh my god its soooo good!

    1. I used the of Hunts Garlic & Herb pasta sauce. It just saves a step from using tomato sauce or tomato paste. And it already comes prepped with seasonings. The sauce gives it a richness and thickness that makes it much more scrumptious!

  11. Made this last night and it turned out yummy. Used the ‘hot’ Rotel and extra red pepper and it was super spicy, just how I like it. I had a bag of frozen country potato hash browns so just used a cup of those instead of cutting up potatoes and they turned out fine. Made a lot of soup so I froze some of it. Will use the leftovers to dip grilled cheese sandwiches in for lunch!

  12. Douglas Battjes

    Almost like my recipe,,,love this soup,,,did make yours,,,and it’s great also…this is such a great soupe on a cold winter evening,,


  13. This looks an ideal wintertime dinner! I’ll prepare it one of these days for sure! Thank you 🙂

    1. Would it be okay to put all together and freeze for later use? Thinking of using for a freezer meal to share with family with new baby! Thx!

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