A hearty, easy soup for any time.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour tomato juice into stock pot. Add vegetables and potatoes. Simmer.

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  • Meanwhile, brown beef in skillet; then, add to simmering juice and vegetables. Add parsley, oregano, basil, and salt and pepper to taste; stir. Cover and simmer for 2-3 hours. Stir occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

282.8 calories; 17.4 g protein; 21.3 g carbohydrates; 50.7 mg cholesterol; 79.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (51)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2007
This soup was awesome. I was looking for a good, 'regular' beef vegetable soup that used normal ingredients. This was exactly what I was looking for. The only changes I made were that I used a 46 oz. bottle of V8, 2 cans of beef broth, 2 16 oz. bags of frozen veggies, a package of onion soup mix and instead of the spices noted, I put a little oil in bottom of pot put the stew meat in the pot and sprinkled them with pot herb (a dried herb mixture found in spice stores and supermarkets made for soups and stews). When the meat browned, I added all of the other ingredients and some basil and black pepper and simmered for several hours. Served w/rye bread and butter for dipping. DELICIOUS! Will make again and again! Thanks for a great recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/17/2012
I liked this but I used V-8 juice instead of tomato juice. I might have liked it better with tomato juice. Read More
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63 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2007
This soup was awesome. I was looking for a good, 'regular' beef vegetable soup that used normal ingredients. This was exactly what I was looking for. The only changes I made were that I used a 46 oz. bottle of V8, 2 cans of beef broth, 2 16 oz. bags of frozen veggies, a package of onion soup mix and instead of the spices noted, I put a little oil in bottom of pot put the stew meat in the pot and sprinkled them with pot herb (a dried herb mixture found in spice stores and supermarkets made for soups and stews). When the meat browned, I added all of the other ingredients and some basil and black pepper and simmered for several hours. Served w/rye bread and butter for dipping. DELICIOUS! Will make again and again! Thanks for a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2003
This is the best vegetable-beef soup I have ever had. I live alone and made a big pot and froze what I didn't eat in individual servings. When I put it in the microwave to defrost and heat it was just as good as when I first made it. I substituted V-8 juice for the tomatoe juice and Thyme for the Basil. I also added a little crushed red pepper and some granulated Beef Bouillon to boost the flavor. This is a permanent recipe in my house. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2003
This was the easiest soup I've ever made!! I did substitute V8 juice and added one package Lipton Onion Soup mix. It's awesome! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2004
This recipe was great! I tried it with 1 jar of regular V8 and a jar of low-sodium V8 and a package of onion soup mix and had no need to add salt. Talk about an awsome recipe Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2005
This soup was really good. A comfort food for a cold day. I did make changes however. I added 1/3 Tsp. sage 1/3 Cup red wine and 3 Tbsp. Worchestershire sauce. I used 1 quart tomato and 1 quart V-8 juice. Thanks for a great recipe Lisa! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2003
This is a wonderful soup and we made it with leftover grilled steak. I used V-8 juice and fresh vegetables. One last substitution was thyme leaves instead of the oregano. The "teen" ate 2 huge bowls and finished off the leftovers as a snack the next day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2005
My husband ate 4 bowls at one sitting! He loved it. I am just learning to cook and this was so easy and almost fail proof. I added beef broth stewed diced tomatoes and worschester sauce to add more flavor. Also added canned pinto beans and butter beans. Will defintely have again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2007
This is a fabulous soup! I made it today and it turned out great. I did add some extra tomato juice & vegetables but everything else I did exactly as the recipe said. Delicious! I will definitely make this one again (and again....and again!) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2007
This recipe was exactly what I was looking for. I wanted an easy hearty vegetable beef soup that I could make a huge pot of to have leftovers for a few days. The seasonings gave it a strong flavor at first but it evened out and was hardly noticeable in the leftovers. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/17/2012
I liked this but I used V-8 juice instead of tomato juice. I might have liked it better with tomato juice. Read More
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