Mary Mayers Recipe

Venus DeMilo Soup

By Mary Mayers katzRus

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Mary's Story

I'm originally from Massachusetts. The Venus DeMilo, in Swansea, Massachusetts, is a very popular place for weddings and banquets. Story has it that early one morning when the head chef was preparing for a wedding meal, he discovered that he'd forgotten to purchase ingredients for the soup. He threw this together, and it was a big hit! Hence the name. Please don't let the canned ingredients turn you away. Its VERY good!


1 lb
ground beef
1 can(s)
diced tomatoes
1 can(s)
veg-all (mixed veggies)
1 can(s)
corn, cream-style
1 can(s)
red kidney beans (optional)
3/4-1 c
orzo pasta, cooked
1 pkg
lipton onion soup mix
2 can(s)

Directions Step-By-Step

Boil pasta just until al dente. Drain, set aside.
In Dutch Oven, brown ground beef until no longer pink. Drain off grease.
Sprinkle onion soup mix over meat. Stir to combine.
Add remaining ingredients and let simmer 15-20 minutes. Season to taste.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef Soups
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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1 Comment

Tara Pacheco tnj2008
Dec 20, 2011
I am from Fall River. Venus DeMilo soup is the best :)