My Mamaw Inie made the best vegetable soup in the world. I can still see her standing in the kitchen waiting for it to get done. Every so often she’d stir it and take a big whiff. It scented the whole house.
She’d say, “It’s done” and everyone would gather in the kitchen. She’d fill everyone’s bowl with her big silver dipper and cut a piece of homemade cornbread to go with it. Most of us went back for seconds and sometimes thirds. With every bite, you could taste the love she put into it.
She made her vegetable soup with corned beef, but you know me, I had to try it with ground deer burger and of course I loved it.
Venison Vegetable Soup, if fixed in a kettle, takes about an hour. If fixed in a crock-pot it takes about 6 hours.
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If you use a kettle instead of a crock-pot, cook the potatoes, carrots, and celery for about 30 minutes on medium-high heat and then add all of the other ingredients and let it simmer for another 30 minutes or until all of the veggies are done.
You can serve Venison Vegetable Soup with a fresh pan of cornbread or saltine crackers, but whatever you do serve it with love like my Mamaw Inie.
The good, the bad and the delicious…
- Venison Vegetable Soup very low in calories and saturated fat. It is high in potassium and dietary fiber and very high in vitamin A, vitamin C, and iron.
- This soup might also be too high in cholesterol, sodium, and sugar.
See my tips below for making this a more diet-friendly recipe.
Venison Vegetable Soup Nutrition Facts
|Yields: 4 Quarts||Serving Size: 2 cups|
|Calories 320||Calories from fat: >1|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 2 g||4%|
|Saturated Fat 1 g||4%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 63 mg||21%|
|Sodium 1064 mg||44%|
|Potassium 1265 mg||36%|
|Total Carbohydrates 51 g||17%|
|Dietary Fiber 9 g||37%|
|Sugars 21 g|
|Protein 24 g||47%|
|Vitamin A 118%||Vitamin C 73%|
|Calcium 13%||Iron 30%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA, but were calculated by MyFitnessPal, Inc. by Under Armour, Inc.
To make this recipe more diet-friendly…
- To help lower the cholesterol and fat use less fat in your ground venison burger. This recipe was calculated using 80/20 ground venison burger because that’s what most hunters use. If your burger has less fat this recipe will also have less fat and cholesterol. You can use ground venison that has no fat added and it will be just as delicious!
- To help lower the sugar you could omit some of the higher sugar containing veggies. The celery in this soup has 0.04 g, carrots have 11.57 g, potatoes 4g, green beans 5.43 g, sweet peas 18.07 g, whole kernel corn 32.00 g, stewed tomatoes 96.00 g. Whatever veggies you omit just remember this is vegetable soup, so maybe you could eat a half of a serving instead of the whopping 2 cups.
- To help lower the sodium omit the added salt or use a salt alternative. Also, make sure you use unsalted tomatoes and veggies.
- Whatever changes you make to your Venison Vegetable Soup, you can recalculate the nutrition facts at myfitnesspal.com