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grandma's vegetable soup

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Jeanne Benavidez
Odessa, TX

Mom made this soup when we were at home and it was my favorite. She just made it from whatever was left in the refrigerator at the end of the week. I have tweaked it a little but it is her basic recipe. It is still a favorite around our house.

(2 ratings)
yield 10 - 12
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For grandma's vegetable soup

  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic salt
  • 3 md
    potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 md
    onions, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped garlic
  • 4
    ribs celery, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 can
    (15 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 2 qt
    water or vegetable broth
  • 16 oz
    frozen vegetable mix
  • 1 box
    frozen cut okra
  • 2 c
    cabbage, chopped
  • 1 c
    macaroni, uncooked
  • 2 tsp
    garlic salt
  • 1 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    tony chachere's creole seasoning

How To Make grandma's vegetable soup

  • 1
    In a large soup pot, place potatoes, onion, celery, tomatoes, chopped garlic and water or vegetable stock (enough to cover vegetables by 2 inches).
  • 2
    Add the soup spices to pot. Stir to combine.
  • 3
    Cover and bring soup to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and continue simmering.
  • 4
    While this is simmering, prepare ground beef by crumbling it into a large skillet, seasoning it with garlic salt and cumin and cooking until it is no longer pink. Drain off the excess fat and add the beef to the simmering pot. Cover and continue simmering.
  • 5
    After @ 30-45 minutes, add the mixed vegetables, okra, cabbage and macaroni to the soup pot. Add more vegetable broth if needed so you will have plenty of soup stock.
  • 6
    Lower the heat and cook until veggies and cabbage are tender and the macaroni is cooked but not mushy, @ 15-20 minutes.