Meal Plan Monday & Vegetable Beef Soup

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Dear Creatives, Meal Plan Monday here today! Here are some recipe results & meals from left overs to share with you. I tried the slow cooker beef dip sandwiches from the previous Meal Plan Monday which only calls for your beef roast, beef broth & the french roll buns or hoagies for the sandwiches. It is a simple crock pot meal just put it in & cook it all day until tender & shreds apart. The only thing is even with adding 1/2 an onion & salt & pepper it just didn’t have enough flavor for our tastes, but it was still good. We just added a little horse radish or  brown mustard to the sandwich to give it that kick we like. If you are after a mildly flavored meal that is easy this recipe delivers just that!


I used some of the left over meat to make beef vegetable soup the next day. It was super easy & it’s one of those kitchen sink, all in one pot kind of meals. What ever veggies you have on hand can go right in. Here is how & a simple recipe for beef vegetable soup. If you’ve read the blog for awhile you know Sammie loves soups so I am always up for cooking or trying new soup recipes.

Beef Vegetable Soup

Simple & a great way to use up left over beef shredded or cubed (roast, beef for stew or tri tip meat)
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • Pre cooked left over beef
  • 32 oz + beef broth
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 potatoes medium sized wash & peel + cube
  • whole baby carrots 1/2 small bag
  • 1 poblano chili pepper or 1 jalapeno
  • oregano 3-4 pinches
  • rosemary 1/4 tsp
  • pepper
  • 2 beef bullion cubes
  • 1 1/2 cup bow tie noodles


  1. saute onion & garlic
  2. add broth & bullion
  3. add meat, veggies & herbs
  4. cook for 15 min.
  5. add bow tie noodles cook another 15 min.
  6. Serve

I tried Pioneer Woman’s Chicken Alfredo from the previous recipes line up. You might enjoy that, sorry I don’t have pictures. Be sure you know how to make sauces a few people mention not being able to get it to thicken. I looked around & these videos explains how & why which may help you if you’ve never made white sauce!

Simple White Pasta Sauce

Chicken Alfredo

I am reserving making the hummus dip for Super Bowl Sunday & did cook fish, but didn’t make the fish tacos. I baked the fish in the oven that day. Which is so easy to do if you never have. Just bread your fish, a little olive oil or non stick spray on a foil lined cookie sheet & bake, half way through just flip over to finish baking. About 20-30 min or until flaky. (depends on thickness of your fish) Yummy! ( I used Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs) The recipes I picked for this week  may possibly be used for game day meals!

Let me know if you try any of the recipes I have shared & feel free to link  up your recipe, meal plan posts each week. Email me if you have a recipe you’d like me to try & add to an meal plan list! Here are a few recipes I am hoping to try this week & share the results soon.

What are you cooking this week?

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  1. Yum! It’s 9:15 and I still haven’t eaten. After seeing your great photos, I think I need to stop RIGHT NOW and eat something! Ha! Have a great night…thanks so much for linking up!


    1. Hi Sarah, Your working to hard taking care of all the kiddos, be sure to take care of yourself too. xo Thanks for dropping in today!

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