Vegetables Beef Soup

October 16, 2022  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Vegetables Beef Soup

Vegetables Beef Soup, a beloved and popular Khmer recipe in Cambodia, showcases the delicious fusion of hot and spicy beef soup with a medley of vegetables including potato, daikon, and cabbage. This flavorful dish is not only a culinary delight but also boasts simplicity in its preparation, making it an accessible option for both seasoned cooks and those new to Khmer cuisine.

To craft this hearty soup, a large pot is preheated, and vegetable oil, minced garlic, sliced yellow onion, and chunks of beef chuck are combined and stirred. The addition of soy sauce, salt, chopped chili pepper (optional), and black pepper creates a savory foundation, infusing the broth with layers of flavor. Water and Hunt’s tomato sauce are then introduced, and the mixture is simmered until the beef achieves a tender consistency.

The incorporation of white or red potatoes, baby carrots, daikon, and chopped cabbage adds depth to the soup, contributing a variety of textures and tastes. The cooking process continues until all the vegetables are tender, forming a harmonious blend with the seasoned beef. To enhance the flavor profile, fish sauce and sugar are added, creating a well-balanced and satisfying broth.

Whether enjoyed with rice or accompanied by hot bread, this Vegetables Beef Soup exemplifies the delicious and comforting nature of Khmer cuisine. Its popularity in Cambodia attests to its widespread appeal, offering a delightful culinary experience that combines the warmth of soup with the freshness of a vibrant vegetable medley. This recipe stands as a testament to the ease of preparing flavorful Khmer dishes that bring joy to the dining table.


2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
2 Cloves garlic, minced
1 yellow onion, sliced
1 lb (450 gram) of Beef chuck, cut chunks bite sizes
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon of salt
3 Chopped chili pepper or to your taste(option)
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
3 cups of water (750 ml)
1 can (8 oz or 230 gram) of Hunt’s tomato sauce
1 Stalk celery, chopped
2 white or red potato, peeled and cut chunks
1 cup of baby carrot or 1 carrot, peeled and cut chunks
1 cup of already peeled and cubes daikon
4 cups of chopped cabbage
1 tablespoon of fish sauce
1/2 tablespoon of sugar

Directions to make Vegetables Beef Soup

  1. Pre-heat a large soup pot.
  2. When soup pot is hot, add oil, garlic, onion and beef, stirs well.
  3. Put soy sauce, salt, chili pepper and black pepper.
  4. Add water, tomato sauce and celery, cook till beef tender.
  5. Put potato, carrot and daikon, cook till potato tender.
  6. Add cabbage, cook till cabbage tender.
  7. Seasoning with fish sauce and sugar. Stirs well.

Serve hot with rice or with hot bread.

Enjoy it

Related Recipe: Oxtail Cabbage Soup

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2

Calories Per Serving: 1124

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏126g 46%
Cholesterol ‏203mg 68%
Total Fat ‏29g 37%
Saturated Fat ‏8g 40%
Dietary Fiber ‏30g 107%
Protein ‏80g 160%
Sodium ‏7251mg 315%
Sugars ‏51g 102%


30 min


45 min




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