Rating: 4.52 stars
212 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 136
  • 4 star values: 56
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 0

This hearty soup is great on a cold winter day. Serve with homemade cornbread, biscuits, or crackers.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot over medium heat, cook beef, onion and potatoes, covered, until beef is no longer pink and potatoes are tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, place carrots and 1/2 cup water in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high 5 minutes, until tender.

  • Drain beef mixture and return to pot with carrots, corn, green beans, juice cocktail, water, salt and pepper. Simmer over low heat 30 minutes, until flavors are well blended and soup is hot.

Nutrition Facts

268 calories; protein 13.3g; carbohydrates 39.2g; fat 6.9g; cholesterol 27.5mg; sodium 756.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (214)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2003
On a whim I decided to cook vegetable soup. Having never made vegetable soup I was a little leery especially since my husband is hard to please. Success! Not only is this easy but it is also tasty and made my house smell awesome! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/01/2010
Was pretty good i would just rather stew beef instead of ground beef. Read More
(11)
212 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 136
  • 4 star values: 56
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2003
On a whim I decided to cook vegetable soup. Having never made vegetable soup I was a little leery especially since my husband is hard to please. Success! Not only is this easy but it is also tasty and made my house smell awesome! Read More
(171)
Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2007
For the amount of effort this was fabulous. I didn't worry about cooking things ahead since everything softened during the simmering. I brought things to a boil after loading the pot then turned down to a simmer. I used fresh green beans and frozen corn. I also used white potatoes which worked fine. Red are firmer over time but this didn't last long. Could add some canned tomatoes next time perhaps. Read More
(114)
Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2003
Great base for soup! I added a few extras like zukini celery and diced tomatoes. The whole family enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2006
This recipe was great! I was skeptical because it was so simple and I'm used to seeing recipes that use several different spices etc. but it was fabulous as is. I didn't put any corn in because it seemed out of place and the potatoes took a little longer to get tender than the recipe says. I used canned green beans and they worked fine. It's nice to have a recipe you can throw together and walk away from and it turns out delicious and filling. Thanks! Read More
(71)
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2007
Sunday is "clean out the frig day" and it's sleeting and snowing here-burr cold outside! I had lots of fresh carrots and broccoli to use up. Made this soup with just a few changes in the vegs and cooked in the crock pot all day it was wonderful! Had my brother for dinner and he loved it my hubby had 3 bowls. Also served hot crusty rolls with it. Will make this again soon. This recipe has lots of possibilites with the vegs. Read More
(56)
Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2004
This was a very good & easy recipe...I love the juice cocktail base. Also the red potatoes are important as they are firm & hold up better in soup. I did add a can of diced garlic tomatoes but otherwise followed the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2003
I made this for my in-laws and they loved it. My father-in-law is really picky about his soup. Will definately make this again!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2006
Great stuff! Super easy and versatile. used spicy V8 and added garlic. Can't wait to share it with my husband when he gets home! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2006
Great soup! Easy as can be and the V8 makes it very hearty. I cheated and used onion powder some baby carrots and and added extra potatoes (I love them) and it turned out great! Thanks for sharing! Read More
(37)
Rating: 3 stars
06/01/2010
Was pretty good i would just rather stew beef instead of ground beef. Read More
(11)