Bitsy’s Spankin’ Vegetable Beef Soup

Ingredients

  • 6 -8 lbs. Cross cut beef shanks
  • Salt
  • 10 c beef broth
  • 3 stalks celery; diced
  • 3 large carrots; diced
  • 2 medium onions; diced
  • 25 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp. basil
  • 1 tsp. thyme
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 10 oz package frozen baby lima beans
  • 10 oz package frozen corn
  • 10 oz package frozen peas
  • 10 oz package frozen okra
  • ½ cup pearl barley
  • 2 cans tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp. Montreal Seasoning

Instructions

  1. In a large pot over high heat add beef shanks, 2 tsp salt, and 10 cups beef or chicken stock. Bring to a boil.
  2. Add in celery, carrots, onions, crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, parsley, basil, thyme, black pepper, tomato paste, and Worcestershire sauce. Simmer over low heat for 2 hours.
  3. Remove meat and cut it up.
  4. Over high heat, add cut up meat, 2 tsp. Salt, frozen veggies, barley, and rest of ingredients. Bring to a boil.
  5. Simmer for 30 minutes.