This is my favorite soup ever! It's what I make most often for myself and my daughter and it is soOo easy. During spring we use vegetables from the garden but the easiest way is just using regular canned produce. It's wonderful either way you choose.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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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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  • Heat a large pot over medium-high heat, and stir in the ground beef. Cook until the beef is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink. Drain, and discard any excess grease.

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  • Stir in the potatoes, carrots, green beans, corn, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and water. Bring the soup to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

194 calories; protein 11.6g; carbohydrates 25.9g; fat 5.2g; cholesterol 25.8mg; sodium 624.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2009
Thanks for this hearty, easy recipe. I made a few changes and it turned out great. First, I sauteed a chopped onion and minced garlic with the ground beef. I used fresh carrots and frozen veg instead of canned (better texture and WAY less sodium). I didn't peel the potatoes either. No need. I added some fresh basil and dried oregano and let it simmer for a little longer so the carrots would be tender. Next time I might cook the carrots with the beef to carmelize them (AWESOME flavour enhancer). I served the soup with a grating of mozzarella on top and thick slices of russian rye bread. Very filling! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/11/2019
A little bland despite adding some Worcestershire sauce bay leaves and garlic salt but a good basic recipe... Read More
33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2009
Thanks for this hearty, easy recipe. I made a few changes and it turned out great. First, I sauteed a chopped onion and minced garlic with the ground beef. I used fresh carrots and frozen veg instead of canned (better texture and WAY less sodium). I didn't peel the potatoes either. No need. I added some fresh basil and dried oregano and let it simmer for a little longer so the carrots would be tender. Next time I might cook the carrots with the beef to carmelize them (AWESOME flavour enhancer). I served the soup with a grating of mozzarella on top and thick slices of russian rye bread. Very filling! Read More
(71)
Rating: 4 stars
01/31/2011
Good soup..even better the next day! A very forgiving recipe...I can see how you can change it up per your taste at the time or the ingredients you have on hand. I used ground turkey instead of beef omitted the green beans used fresh carrots and added onions and garlic. Turned out great! thanks! Read More
(21)
Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2010
This is seriously delicious. All it is missing is onion and garlic for a little bit more flavour. I added one onion and three cloves of garlic to the meat Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2009
Easy healthy & delicious! I add a dollop of sour cream on top. If I don't have the cans of tomato sauce I use chicken broth and add 2 taco seasoning packets and kidney beans to make it into a "TACO SOUP" and mmm. delicious! It's a very versatile recipe where you can add whatever veggies fresh frozen or canned and it tastes great! Add salt to taste. Cooking with onion also adds a great flavor. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2009
My family liked this. I will make it in cooler months. I added fresh celery and 1 medium onion and used beef broth instead of water. It was very good. They guys just wanted saltines & bread! Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
02/27/2009
Not a bad recipe for a quick easy meal. I use Rotel instead of the canned tomatoes to spice it up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2010
first time ever making soup and this turned out great! i didnt have canned carrots or potatoes but i had canned white whole potatoes that i cut up and put in and it was turned out just fine. i even passed the recipe to my mom to make for my dad who is a soup fanatic! thanks so much for this wonderful and versatile recipe! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2009
Good!!!!! I left out the tomato sauce added some seasoning salt garlic basil and oregano. I think it might've been a touch on the bland side without the spices but this is a keeper now! Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
09/30/2013
Super easy! Added a package of dry onion soup mix and Worchestshire sauce for flavour. Used fresh veggies instead of canned. I left out the green beans and opted to add celery instead. I let this simmer for several hours to boil the potatoes down a bit and it turned out great. So yummy. Would awesome in the slow cooker too. Thanks for sharing this recipe! Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
11/11/2019
A little bland despite adding some Worcestershire sauce bay leaves and garlic salt but a good basic recipe... Read More
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