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Martha's Vegetable Beef Soup

Rated as 4.59 out of 5 Stars

"The perfect cold-weather soup: Easy, and so tasty. My family has served this on Christmas night for years. It doubles easily and freezes well. For a meatier soup, double the ground beef."
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30 m servings 184
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. In a large pot over medium high heat, saute the ground beef for about 5 minutes, or until browned. Drain off excess fat.
  2. Add the tomatoes, sauce, water, vegetables, soup mix and sugar. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 184 calories; 10.5 14.8 9.1 32 583 Full nutrition

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This recipe was really easy and really tasty too. However, instead of using water, I substitued beef broth and added potatoes!

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i am normally a very generous person when it comes to rating but this recipe has to be altered quite a bit to get a truly good soup. the addition of the beef broth is the most important. i also...

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This recipe was really easy and really tasty too. However, instead of using water, I substitued beef broth and added potatoes!

Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe! My husband was angry with me so after I made it and ate some I went to bed. When he got home and tasted it, he woke me up to tell me how wonderful ...

This soup is awesome! I made a few changes. I used stew meat instead of ground beef, diced tomatoes instead of stewed. Stewed are too big and also added 1 large potato cut up.

I NEVER make this sort of thing. The closest is chili. My family was very scared when they saw it and asked for very small helpings. Everyone wanted seconds and one of my daughters said "how ...

I was a little apprehensive that this soup would not have much flavor, but was pressed for time, so decided to try it. I browned the ground beef with onions and fresh garlic. Instead of water,...

This is amazingly good! I took the suggestion and used a pound of ground beef. I also used two cans of low sodium beef broth instead of water...big difference! I threw in a handful of ditalini p...

Great soup! We add garlic and onion while browning beef. Then use beef broth instead of water. We add 2 potoatoes and 2 small carrots cubed. Frozen peas and corn. Very tastey!

Delicious and easy! I doubled the meat and used beef broth instead of water as the other reviewers suggested and it was great.

This soup was good and very easy and quick. I used leftover beef from roast and other leftover vegetables. I also added a little more sugar and a little granulated beef boullion. Very good tas...