Alphabet Soup


A quick-and-easy alphabet soup made with ground round and spicy vegetable juice cocktail. My kids love it!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 1 pound ground round

  • 3 cubes beef bouillon

  • 3 cups hot water

  • 1 (46 fluid ounce) bottle spicy vegetable juice cocktail

  • 1 pound frozen mixed vegetables, thawed

  • 8 ounces uncooked alphabet pasta

  • 6 cups water

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place meat in a large stock pot and cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain meat, except for about 2 tablespoons of juices.

  2. Dissolve bouillon cubes in 3 cups of hot water and add to the stock pot with meat. Stir in spicy vegetable juice cocktail, mixed vegetables, alphabet pasta, and 6 cups water. Simmer 20 minutes, or until pasta is tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

182 Calories
5g Fat
24g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 182
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 580mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 38mg 188%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 415mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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