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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot over medium high heat, saute the ground beef for about 5 minutes, or until browned. Drain off excess fat.

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  • 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

184 calories; protein 9.1g; carbohydrates 14.8g; fat 10.5g; cholesterol 32.2mg; sodium 582.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2004
This recipe was really easy and really tasty too. However, instead of using water, I substitued beef broth and added potatoes! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/09/2008
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 added worcestershire sauce. which i cannot believe was not included in the first place. i only had frozen corn so i used canned italian green beans and sweet peas. with the few changes that we have all made it turns out great! thanks for the base Read More
(17)
283 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 189
  • 4 star values: 75
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2004
This recipe was really easy and really tasty too. However, instead of using water, I substitued beef broth and added potatoes! Read More
(308)
Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2006
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 dinner was and totally forgot that he was mad at me. He told me it was the best tasting dish that I had ever made. I also used 1lb of ground beef, browned it with 3 cloves of garlic and a small chopped onion. I exchanged the water for beef broth. I chopped up a green pepper and 1/3 lg box of mushroom too (to clean out the fridge)and added that to the frozen veggies (which were also chopped into smaller bites). I added 1/3 can of kidney beans and two hand fulls of ditalini. The 1/2c of red wine really topped off the stock. It was super easy to prepare and I will certainly be making it again! Thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2006
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2006
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 come this is so good?" I followed what others had suggested. Beef broth instead of water 1# beef instead of 1/2 and I browned the hamburger with a med onion and several cloves of garlic. Great recipe! Read More
(64)
Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2005
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, I used beef broth and also added a 1/4 cup of white wine. I added frozen mixed vegetables with pasta shells. I also didn't have any tomato sauce, but had pizza sauce, so used that instead. This soup turned out very delicious! Even my finicky 7-year-old and 3-year-old loved it. Thank you for a quick, but delicious soup. Read More
(59)
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2005
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 pasta just to make it extra hearty. Yummy!!!! The onion soup mix is a GREAT addition! Thank you SO much for sharing this fabulous recipe! We will be making this a lot this winter!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2008
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2006
Delicious and easy! I doubled the meat and used beef broth instead of water as the other reviewers suggested and it was great. Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2004
An easy and delicious way to use leftover hamburger meat. I browned my ground beef with minced garlic and onions and also added a touch of red wine to the recipe. The family loved it! Read More
(27)
Rating: 3 stars
11/09/2008
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 added worcestershire sauce. which i cannot believe was not included in the first place. i only had frozen corn so i used canned italian green beans and sweet peas. with the few changes that we have all made it turns out great! thanks for the base Read More
(17)
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