I have been making this soup since my children were small. They love it so much they are now making it for their own families. It is wonderful supper on a chilly fall or winter night. This soup is so hearty that I often serve with just hot biscuit.
Brown ground beef drain, add onion and garlic cook till onion is tender. Stir in remaining ingredients, except frozen mixed veggies. Cover brings to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 50-60 minutes stirring occasionally. Add frozen veggies cook until tender. Additional water may be needed.
This can also be done in a crock pot. Just add frozen veggies 45-60 minutes before serving.