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    The last few times I cooked Beef Vegetable soup, the meat always comes out tough. I usually put it in the pot in the beginning with the veggies. Am I cooking it too long, should I put it in the pot later? HELP


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    I just simmer the meat by itself until tender, 1-2 hours then I add the veggies. I never try to cook meat to fast or on a high heat. It turns out tough for me. I hope this might help. I love this soup for cold winter nights.

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    cooking meat slowly breaks down the fibers
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    I always cut it up small and then cook it very slow on low heat for a couple of hrs and then add veg. etc. Good luck. Sue

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    I cook my meat in my pressure cooker for 30 minutes the day before I make soup. The next day, when cold, I dip the hardened grease off and pitch it and then have my veggies ready to cook. I cut my meat up into bite sized pieces, put it in my pot, strain the broth,into my pot and cook all together.

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    I cook my meat first, too, and slowly. I try to buy the best cut of beef that I can as some are more grisly than others. You are making me hungry for pot roast!

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    As long as you have plenty of liquid in the pot, the longer you cook beef, the more tender it'll be.
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    Sometimes I put my beef in the crock pot and cook it all night on slow before making the soup the next day. I want it to cut with a fork. I make a LOT of soup, so it depends on how many pounds of beef I am cooking. Usually not more than 3or 4 through.

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    Just made vegetable beef soup tonight. Browned the meat in oil on med high heat to seal in the juices ,added onions, cabbage cooked til soft. Added water, canned tomatoes, potatoes, mixed veggies and simmered for 4 hours. Yummy, tender. I add garlic and chipotle Tabasco during the last hour. Works every time. My grandma started her soup right after breakfast dishes were done and cooked it all day.
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    I use ground beef in mine, but you can pressure cook it and it will just fall apart.

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