Any person can make this savory soup with vegetable juice cocktail, potatoes and onion. Use frozen or canned mixed vegetables.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
25 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 - 1 cup 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 or stockpot, brown and drain ground beef. Add juice, onion, potatoes, and mixed vegetables. Bring to a boil and let simmer until potatoes are tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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Nutrition Facts

431 calories; protein 26.1g; carbohydrates 47.2g; fat 16.3g; cholesterol 68.6mg; sodium 685.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2007
I threw in some chopped cabbage and a little garlic too and of course the kids needed ABC noodles. V-8 juice is a necessity for this in my opinion. Thanks for sharing. Read More
(16)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/21/2007
I'm sorry to say I was disappointed by this one. It was too bland so I ended up doctoring it up at the last minute. Read More
(4)
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2007
I threw in some chopped cabbage and a little garlic too and of course the kids needed ABC noodles. V-8 juice is a necessity for this in my opinion. Thanks for sharing. Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
09/22/2008
This is such a great soup. Basic and easy to add any spices or flavorings your heart desires. I seasoned my ground beef with Montreal Steak Seasoning. Thank you for this very comforting soup. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2008
This was a great basic recipe. I made some small changes and the soup turned out very well. I switched to Spicy V8 juice and added a cup of cheap red wine. I also added a teaspoon of chopped garlic while browning the meat two small bay leaves and a sprinkling of powdered sage & cayenne pepper. Read More
(9)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2003
THE BEST VEGETABLE SOUP I EVER HAD...AND ALSO THE FIRST HOMEMADE SOUP I HAVE EVER MADE. VERY EASY AND DELICOUS. I USED V-8 JUICE TO KEEP CALORIES AND FAT DOWN AND IT WAS AWESOME BUT ADDED A CUP OF WATER AS IT WAS JUST A BIT TO STRONG FOR ME. GOING TO MAKE IT AGAIN MINUS THE GROUND BEEF FOR A LITTLE MORE HEALTH CONSCIENCE SOUP...MY SON ATE POTATOES AND CARROTS IN THE SOUP FOR THE FIRST TIME...ENJOY Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
Really easy to make and tastes great! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2010
The only thing I changed on the recipe is that I used V-8 spicy cocktail juice for a tiny bit extra zip. This soup is wonderful! My husband loved it! Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2011
Great soup! I added a Tbsp. of red pepper flakes and a can of diced tomatoes. Thanks for the recipe! I will make this again! Read More
(5)
Rating: 2 stars
11/21/2007
I'm sorry to say I was disappointed by this one. It was too bland so I ended up doctoring it up at the last minute. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2010
Thank you for a good base for a yummy soup! I added some cabbage and a few dashes of tabasco sauce for a little kick. Read More
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