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

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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

Nutrition Facts

182 calories; protein 11.2g 22% DV; carbohydrates 23.5g 8% DV; fat 5.1g 8% DV; cholesterol 23mg 8% DV; sodium 580.4mg 23% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2009
After reading other reviews saying this was kind of bland I made a few modifications - I used 3 extra large beef bouillon cubes and just threw them in the soup without dissolving them at all and I cut the water to only 6 cups total 9 cups seems excessive and I wonder if the original poster meant to take 3 of the 6 to dissolve the beef cubes? With the modifications my family loved this soup including my 3 year old. A great winter time addition that I will make again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/14/2004
I didn't like the strength of the V-8 juice. I think it would probably be better with regular tomato juice. I added a bit of extra water and cheddar cheese melted in and it was much better the second time around! Read More
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51 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2009
After reading other reviews saying this was kind of bland I made a few modifications - I used 3 extra large beef bouillon cubes and just threw them in the soup without dissolving them at all and I cut the water to only 6 cups total 9 cups seems excessive and I wonder if the original poster meant to take 3 of the 6 to dissolve the beef cubes? With the modifications my family loved this soup including my 3 year old. A great winter time addition that I will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2011
This was basic and I added some herbs in the end but it was a ton of fun, brought back great memories from when I was a kid and thought life couldn't get any better than Campbell's, and I have no complaints. Thanks for the wonderful trip down memory lane! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2008
This is basically the same as the way I make vegetable and beef soup. Using the vegetable juice was recommended to me by a nutritionist years ago. You can use any combination of veggies that you want cover it with the juice and you have a great soup. I usually use frozen mixed veggies add potatoes onions garlic sometimes cans of black eyed peas white acre field peas butter beans or just about anything you might have in the pantry. I generally just cook up some ground beef or some chicken to add to it. Season it the way you like it. Yum:) Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/14/2004
I didn't like the strength of the V-8 juice. I think it would probably be better with regular tomato juice. I added a bit of extra water and cheddar cheese melted in and it was much better the second time around! Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2004
This is yummy economical and super easy. This could also be easily adapted to individual tastes. For example i used just regular generic brand vegetable juice. Next time I think I'm gonna cut down the amount of meat. All in all- very delicious- especially for a chilly day. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/08/2005
My picky husband really liked this soup even with all the veggies but I found it bland. Although the V-8 added some heat the flavored lacked body. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2013
I am particularly tired of people reviewing recipes in a negative manner when they have made so many changes to the original recipe that it doesn't even resemble the original If these people are so fussy perhaps they should submit their "new recipe" and see how they feel when someone changes EVERYTHING and then gives it one star! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2010
Kids actually liked this a lot! I wasn't paying close enough attention to the recipe so ended up with this- 3 cans regular V8 6 c water 2 tubes beef boullion 1lb. ground beef and a half a bag frozen mix veggies w/corn green beans peas and carrots. seasoning salt and Mrs. Dash. Served with a little grated parmesan cheese on top. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2009
This was a very easy dinner to make. All three of my kids liked it just the way it is. We also had a lot left over. That is always good in our house. Read More
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