Easy, versatile soup. Try changing recipe to Vegetable Beef soup by adding veggies, more liquid and seasoning. If desired, ham may be used in place of beef with a can of navy beans (rinsed).

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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place beef, onion, celery and diced tomatoes in a stock pot. Add water, bring to a boil and then simmer for 1 hour.

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  • Add tomato-vegetable juice, tomato juice, garlic powder and season with salt and pepper. Bring to boil, simmer for 1 1/2 hours and then serve.

Nutrition Facts

388.6 calories; 24.8 g protein; 9.6 g carbohydrates; 97.3 mg cholesterol; 414.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2005
I thought this was good. I wanted to cut some of the cooking time so I browned the meat most of the way first which may have contributed to my soup being less like "mush". I also upped the celery and added some diced carrots. I only used 1.5 lbs of ground beef and it was EXTREMELY hearty. I can't imagine using a full 2. I think the other user may've had problems because I'm pretty sure the pot is supposed to be covered for most of that simmering otherwise you will definitely cook off all the liquid. I used all vegetable juice and no plain tomato juice. Also added some worcestershire which I thought gave it a nice kick. Nice for cold weather with grilled cheese sandwiches (mozarella went very nicely) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/11/2005
This isn't so much soup as it is vaguey tomato-flavored beef mush. This recipe either has too much beef or too little liquid. I became concerned after step 1 reduced the liquid in the pot to almost nothing. In an attempt to prevent the same thing happening to the scant 4 cups of liquid in step 2 I simmered VERY slowly for only an hour and still wound up with poor results. Read More
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2005
I thought this was good. I wanted to cut some of the cooking time so I browned the meat most of the way first which may have contributed to my soup being less like "mush". I also upped the celery and added some diced carrots. I only used 1.5 lbs of ground beef and it was EXTREMELY hearty. I can't imagine using a full 2. I think the other user may've had problems because I'm pretty sure the pot is supposed to be covered for most of that simmering otherwise you will definitely cook off all the liquid. I used all vegetable juice and no plain tomato juice. Also added some worcestershire which I thought gave it a nice kick. Nice for cold weather with grilled cheese sandwiches (mozarella went very nicely) Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2005
I thought this was good. I wanted to cut some of the cooking time so I browned the meat most of the way first which may have contributed to my soup being less like "mush". I also upped the celery and added some diced carrots. I only used 1.5 lbs of ground beef and it was EXTREMELY hearty. I can't imagine using a full 2. I think the other user may've had problems because I'm pretty sure the pot is supposed to be covered for most of that simmering otherwise you will definitely cook off all the liquid. I used all vegetable juice and no plain tomato juice. Also added some worcestershire which I thought gave it a nice kick. Nice for cold weather with grilled cheese sandwiches (mozarella went very nicely) Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
07/09/2003
Really tasty solid soup. Would be fantastic on a cold winter day served with some hot crusty bread rolls. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/13/2006
Really good soup. I browned ground beef & drained it really well. I also added a package of frozen mixed veggies to make it heartier. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2010
I've eaten this every week since I found this recipe. I usually make it with left-over stir fry beef or roast and add some extra no-starch veggies. YUM! Read More
(1)
Rating: 1 stars
09/11/2005
This isn't so much soup as it is vaguey tomato-flavored beef mush. This recipe either has too much beef or too little liquid. I became concerned after step 1 reduced the liquid in the pot to almost nothing. In an attempt to prevent the same thing happening to the scant 4 cups of liquid in step 2 I simmered VERY slowly for only an hour and still wound up with poor results. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2010
This is a good recipe. I really liked the diced toms. May add some more next time and a little chicken broth. It's actually a great proportion of liquid/other ingredients. I think the person who mentioned that there wasn't enough liquid must have not known to cover the pot while simmering. If you don't forget that part this is a good one! Read More