Hearty Vegetable Beef Soup

The main character in No Gifts to Bring suggested this hearty vegetable beef soup to feed a group of cold travelers. The neat thing about the recipe is that it’s so easy to make and it’s an affordable way to feed a crowd. You really don’t even need to measure anything. And it’s so healthy, particularly if you limit the amount of salt.

Easy to Make, healthy to eat.
Recipe type: Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6-8 Servings
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 3 small potatoes
  • 32 oz. beef broth
  • 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 bag frozen mixed vegetables
  1. Brown the ground beef in a large pot. Let cooked meat drain on paper towels while washing the pot to remove excess fat.
  2. Dice onion and celery and saute for a few minutes on low heat in the clean pot.
  3. Add carton of beef broth and can of tomatoes. Using the empty can, add water as needed. Cook on medium heat.
  4. Dice potatoes and add to pot. Add salt and pepper as needed.
  5. Add frozen vegetables. Simmer until vegetables are tender.
You can substitute any type of leftover beef, cut into cubes, for the hamburger.

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