This soup is made with leftover veggies. My kids call it garbage soup because it would have been garbage if we hadn't made soup! Throw in any type vegetables you have in your fridge to add some flavor.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large stock pot place beef, potatoes, tomatoes, onion, celery, broth and vegetables. Add enough water to cover ingredients, cover pot and cook over medium heat for 1 hour or until vegetables are soft and beef is cooked through.

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  • Season to taste with salt and pepper, rosemary, thyme and basil. Add bacon bits, stir and serve.

Nutrition Facts

947 calories; protein 52.5g 105% DV; carbohydrates 74.6g 24% DV; fat 48.2g 74% DV; cholesterol 147.6mg 49% DV; sodium 1944.3mg 78% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2006
Now that my kids are off to college and it's just hubby & me we usually have leftovers when I cook. I've started freezing the leftover vegies in a 2-cup container just to use in this recipe! (When it's full it's time to make this soup!) I've made this with lots of different ingredients (including leftover chicken rice pasta etc.) and spices (i.e. - substitute Southwestern seasoning or Oregano & Basil) and it's always GREAT. We get at least two meals for two from this plus several lunches. Also the soup itself can be frozen! Read More
(19)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/08/2019
i hated it, it made my PP so hard, and im in church so tat nott gud. ima pley roblix rn, bye pussys. Read More
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2006
Now that my kids are off to college and it's just hubby & me we usually have leftovers when I cook. I've started freezing the leftover vegies in a 2-cup container just to use in this recipe! (When it's full it's time to make this soup!) I've made this with lots of different ingredients (including leftover chicken rice pasta etc.) and spices (i.e. - substitute Southwestern seasoning or Oregano & Basil) and it's always GREAT. We get at least two meals for two from this plus several lunches. Also the soup itself can be frozen! Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2003
I found the recipe to be good and easy to make and it was enjoyed by all. Though it made a lot more than four servings more like 12. Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2011
This surprized me--this was pretty good! I made a small change and cooked my bacon after I browned my meat saved a little of the bacon grease and sauteed my celery onion and a mess of minced garlic in the bacon grease before adding in the rest of the soup ingredients. I had no leftover vegetables on hand but I did have some cauliflower and broccoli that I needed to use so I added that to the soup. I also added a can of organic corn that I drained and rinsed and added to the soup too. After tasting it I threw in some more spice only because I felt like it needed a little more. Very cheap to make and really super filling! Don't let the name fool you. NOTE: For those who like a heartier soup and don't like to waste leftovers from the rest of the week save your leftover veggies in a ziplock bag in the freezer and just throw them in this soup. This also works with a cup or so of leftover mashed potatoes too which acts as a natural thickener. Read More
(15)
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Rating: 4 stars
09/29/2009
Very easy to throw together. I used the recipe as an outline and just threw a can of diced tomatoes a lb of meat some corn red beans carrots and green beans as well as onion celery and green pepper into the pot covered with water and simmered for over 1hr. Turned out very good. Don't need the broth if you don't have it. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2011
This is an excellent base for a recipe. I added cabbage 1 can of black beans and 3 cups of V8 juice. I cooked it in the crock pot for 8 hours. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2010
This is a wonderful and simple recipe. I changed mine up thou....i added a can of tomato juice and some extra spices because i felt it didn't have enough taste or zing. The Family loved it and rated it as a "repeatable" recipe.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2011
Browned beef with garlic and onion. Added 3 diced potatoes (6 was too much) can rotel tomatoes with green chilies celery broth vegetables rosemary thyme basil bacon and water. Added more broth some oregano and extra pepper. Tomorrow the bacon will be soggy. Next time I'll leave it out. We will keep our leftover veggies in the freezer for this recipe. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2012
Made this as a comfort food for my ailing grandfather. Wouldn't you know he perked right up:) I left out the bacon (just personal choice) and added some dry mustard. This is an old family recipe as well but I haven't made it in soooo long. It was nice to make again:) Thanks for sharing it on here! It helped me out for sure xoxoxoxo Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2013
My husband is not a big soup person but I have made this soup twice in the past month and he loves it. I used to make beef stew in the crockpot but this is so much better quicker and easier. This is our new family favorite. Read More
(1)
Rating: 1 stars
05/08/2019
i hated it, it made my PP so hard, and im in church so tat nott gud. ima pley roblix rn, bye pussys. Read More