Vegetable Beef Soup

Melanie B


This is a great way to clean out left over veggies. My neighbor lady keeps a container for little dabs of veggies in her freezer. When it gets full, she makes soup. So, this is inspired by her. You could also do this in a crock pot. Play around with the flavors and veggies your family likes. Freezes well.

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1 lb
ground beef
1 small
onion diced
2 c
v 8 juice
4-6 c
beef broth
4-6 large
potatoes chopped bite sized
carrots chopped bite sized
4-6 c
mixed vegetables ( see note above)
1 can(s)
1 can(s)
green beans
1 can(s)
stewed tomatoes
1 can(s)
rinsed beans (any kind you want)
salt and pepper to taste


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1Scramble cook the ground beef and onions until no longer pink. Drain off any fat.

2Add V8 and beef broth, potatoes & carrots. Let this simmer until the potatoes and carrots are mostly tender.

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mixed left over veggies (4-6 cups)
2-3 bags of frozen mixed veggies
1 can chopped stewed tomatoes
1 can corn
1 can green beans
(or whatever veggies you want to add)
1 can beans (I use rinsed kidney beans)
salt and pepper to taste

Sometimes I add a bit of oregano or thyme... whatever makes you happy.

Sometimes I add a couple of bullion cubes or some Kitchen Bouquet if it isn't beefy enough.

Kick it up with a bit of cayenne pepper or some hot sauce if you like.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef Soups, Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy