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busy day soup

(4 ratings)
Recipe by
Bruce Lambert
Southwick, MA

This is a goto soup for a cold winter day at the North Pole. You can add or subtract as you wish. If you can get fresh, by all means, do so. Otherwise, canned will do.

(4 ratings)
yield 8 to 10
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For busy day soup

  • 1 lb
    browned ground beef
  • 1 can
    potatoes, tomatos, carrots, corn, string beans, other veggies that you like
  • 1 stalk
    celery stalk sliced thin
  • 4-5 clove
    grated garlic
  • 1 lg
    onion chopped
  • 1 tsp
    thyme, oregano, basil (to taste), salt pepper
  • 4 c
    chicken or beef broth (i use swanson)
  • 1 1/2 c
    spinach if desired
  • 1 c
    pasta or rice as desired

How To Make busy day soup

  • 1
    Saute onions, in olive oil, until translucent( 4-5 min), add garlic and cook 30/40 seconds, then add ground beef. Cook until beef is no longer pink. Add herbs and salt and pepper.
  • 2
    Add can of veggies,(except spinach, if using) with the liquid that it comes in. If your using fresh vegetables let simmer until cooked thru, but still has a little crunch. Your preference to how tender.
  • 3
    If I am adding pasta or rice, I like to cook separately and add to soup before serving. At the last minute add the spinach, let cook for about a minute more.
  • 4
    Plate up in a nice bowl and add a little balsamic vinegar on top, or a touch of EVOO. Enjoy!