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Vegetable Beef Soup

Easy and uses common ingredients. Yields 28 cups.

Ingredients

Brown together in large stock pot (drain if necessary):

  • 1# hamburger (or can add 2 c. cooked beef roast or stew meat with veggies)
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • ½ c. water

Add and simmer 10 minutes:

  • 3 cans (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes
  • 6 c. water
  • 3 ½ c. carrots, diced 1/4" thick (about 5 medium)
  • 3 envelopes onion soup mix
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 T. basil
  • 1 T. salt
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder

Add and simmer 10 minutes more:

  • 4 c. potatoes, diced 1/2" thick (about 3 large or 4 medium)
  • 2 c. celery, diced

Add and simmer about 1 hour to combine flavors:

  • 1 bag (16 oz.) frozen corn
  • 1 bag (16 oz.) frozen green beans
  • 2 bags (16 oz. each) frozen mixed vegetables

Instructions

  1. Soup can be transferred to a crock pot to finish cooking or to keep warm. Barley would be a good addition--increase water. Great with homemade bread! Enjoy!!

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