Very satisfying on a cold winter night. This soup has all the essentials, and it's quite delicious.

Recipe Summary

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 saucepan over medium heat, saute the ground beef for 5 minutes, or until browned. Drain the excess fat and add the tomatoes with liquid, potatoes, carrots, onion, salt, rice, black pepper and water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 1 hour and serve.

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Nutrition Facts

346 calories; protein 15.7g 31% DV; carbohydrates 23.4g 8% DV; fat 20.3g 31% DV; cholesterol 64.3mg 21% DV; sodium 1928.2mg 77% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (75)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2007
This was great with modifications. I used 6 cups of water & 3 beef bouillon cubes as the base. Also added drained and rinsed kidney beans 1 can corn and sea shell pasta. Also used tomato puree'. REAL tasty! Read More
(51)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2005
I tasted this soup after simmering for about a 1/2 hr and it just tasted like water. I added chili powder garlic and beef base and it turned out great! Without beef base there's nothing really to give it any flavor so that's an important ingredient. Read More
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89 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 42
  • 4 star values: 32
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2005
I tasted this soup after simmering for about a 1/2 hr and it just tasted like water. I added chili powder garlic and beef base and it turned out great! Without beef base there's nothing really to give it any flavor so that's an important ingredient. Read More
(108)
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2007
This was great with modifications. I used 6 cups of water & 3 beef bouillon cubes as the base. Also added drained and rinsed kidney beans 1 can corn and sea shell pasta. Also used tomato puree'. REAL tasty! Read More
(51)
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2003
This was so good! It was so easy to make& so filling, it really hit the spot. My husband and 2 year old daughter ate it up. I did add seasoning salt to the hamburger while I was cooking it, and a can of corn, and reduced the regular salt to 3 tsp. I will be making this again. Great recipe! Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2004
This soup was FANTASTIC! I followed the recipe and made 2 changes: 1) I used 3 tsp of Hawaiian salt I believe it's equivalent to sea salt. 2)I used 6 cups of beef broth (low sodium) instead of water. After letting it simmer for about 1 1/2 hr I added 2 c. of cooked rice. It kinda tastes like beef stew (watered down). My family loved it especially my 9 & 3 year. Thank you for the recipe! Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2005
Very tasty. I cooked the beef in a little worchestershire sauce and added a few more seasonings during the simmering. But wow! Very very tasty soup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2003
My husband loved this soup. I substituted 1 large (28 oz.)can crushed tomatoes for the diced tomatoes. I used 4 cups of water instead of 6. I used less than half of the salt and substituted hot chili powder for the rest. This is a great meal for a cold winter day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2004
Absolutely excellent recipe.:) My husband and I added 1/2 tsp of chili powder 1 tsp of garlic salt 1 tsp of beef boulion powder and 2 tbsp of sugar. It was delicious and we'll be making it again soon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2009
This easy recipe was a good base to jump off of for a great recipe! After reading some of the other reviews- I threw in an onion celery & garlic with my hamburger while it browned. After I drained the meat I added beef soup base to the water since I didnt have any beef broth. For spices I added some chili powder pepper garlic powder & a bay leaf. I didnt add any extra salt since there is plenty in the beef base. This turned out to be a great recipe better yet with some crusty bread!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2006
Very very yummy! Way too much salt called for. Use only about 1/3 of what's called for. Also I tripled the amount of rice. Next time I think I will add more vegetables. Green beans corn fresh greens and turnip would all be good in this. I doubled the recipe to have some to freeze for later. It froze very well. Read More
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