Garbage Soup


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.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
4 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 6 potatoes, diced

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 cup chopped celery

  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can beef broth

  • 2 cups mixed vegetables

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • tablespoon dried rosemary

  • tablespoon dried thyme

  • ¼ tablespoon dried basil

  • ½ pound bacon - cooked and crumbled


  1. 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.

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

947 Calories
48g Fat
75g Carbs
53g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 947
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 48g 62%
Saturated Fat 18g 88%
Cholesterol 148mg 49%
Sodium 1944mg 85%
Total Carbohydrate 75g 27%
Dietary Fiber 12g 43%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 53g
Vitamin C 87mg 433%
Calcium 107mg 8%
Iron 7mg 40%
Potassium 2305mg 49%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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