Pot Roast Soup

Pot Roast Soup is a hearty  "Meat and Potatoes" soup cooked in a crock pot to perfection. It is perfect when I have a tiny bit of Sunday Dinner left over.

He actually prefers meatballs or even crumbled hamburger in this soup, to the pot roast.  It is a thick soup that is filled with man pleasing (and women too) ingredients such as hashbrown potatoes, onions, and tomatoes with green chilies.

I came across this gem of a recipe in my local paper, and knew I had to try it. I am tweaking the meat options for you, so you can choose what you have on hand or prefer.

Jan's Tip: If using meatballs or hamburger you can make this soup in about 15 minutes on the stove top. Just simmer all ingredients over medium heat till onions are cooked through. (although I still use the crock pot, I just  reduce the cooking times to about 3 hours on high or 5 hours on low since the meat is precooked)

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Pot Roast Soup


Choose a meat:
1 1/2-2 lbs. beef stew meat
1 1/2 lbs (approx. 15 meatballs depending on size)
1 1/2 lbs. cooked, crumbled hamburger

Remaining ingredients:
1 1/2- 2 cups chopped onions
1 (14 1/2 oz) can diced tomatoes with green chilies (don't drain it!)
1 cup frozen hash browns (diced or shreds)
1 cup beef broth
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
1/4 tsp. salt
Optional: 1 cup frozen peas (Stir in 5 mintues before serving)

Place meat in a 4-5 qt. slow cooker.
Add in remaining ingredients (except peas)
Cover and cook on hight 5-6 hours or low 8-9 hours until stew meat is fork tender.
Stir in peas 5 minutes prior to serving.


  1. It takes 3 pages printed both sides after selecting print what part of frugal is this?? I like your web site, but this rives me nuts not to mention the very tiny print

    1. Larry, (great name! My dad's name too!) Great timing on your comments! I was literally elbow deep so to speak in my computer code trying to figure out where that darned print button was so I could remove it. I added that a long time ago and have not been happy with it, but have not been able to find it again. I think I found it and removed it. SLowly I've been adding in a link to a printable google document that I've been typing up separately for you to print. I have gotten that added to the post now (Right above the recipe), but here is the link for you: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17fLaMfFYOle9bA97E3S4p5S_vS25usrxF5dikugGZks/edit?usp=sharing Thank you for taking the time to share/vent with me, often people never tell you what they are experiencing so you don't know to fix it! If you read this, would you mind (I understand if you do mind) checkng out the google doc link and let me know if it is a one page normal looking recipe page? Seriously, appreciate your thoughts!
      Best to you!


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