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Alphabet Soup Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Alphabet Soup

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"A quick and easy vegetable soup made with ground round and spicy vegetable juice cocktail. My kids love it!"

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings

Directions

  1. Place the meat in a large stock pot, and cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain the meat, except for about 2 tablespoons of the juices.
  2. Dissolve the bouillon cubes in 3 cups of hot water, and add to the stock pot with the meat. Stir in spicy vegetable juice cocktail, mixed vegetables, alphabet pasta, and 6 cups of water. Simmer 20 minutes, or until pasta is tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve.
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  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 30 mins
  • READY IN 40 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 20, 2011

This was basic and I added some herbs in the end but it was a ton of fun, brought back great memories from when I was a kid and thought life couldn't get any better than Campbell's, and I have no complaints. Thanks for the wonderful trip down memory lane!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 14, 2004

I didn't like the strength of the V-8 juice. I think it would probably be better with regular tomato juice. I added a bit of extra water and cheddar cheese melted in and it was much better the second time around!

 
Dec 29, 2009

After reading other reviews saying this was kind of bland I made a few modifications - I used 3 extra large beef bouillon cubes and just threw them in the soup without dissolving them at all and I cut the water to only 6 cups total, 9 cups seems excessive and I wonder if the original poster meant to take 3 of the 6 to dissolve the beef cubes? With the modifications, my family loved this soup including my 3 year old. A great winter time addition that I will make again.

 
Oct 02, 2008

This is basically the same as the way I make vegetable and beef soup. Using the vegetable juice was recommended to me by a nutritionist years ago. You can use any combination of veggies that you want, cover it with the juice and you have a great soup. I usually use frozen mixed veggies, add potatoes, onions, garlic, sometimes cans of black eyed peas, white acre field peas, butter beans, or just about anything you might have in the pantry. I generally just cook up some ground beef, or some chicken to add to it. Season it the way you like it. Yum :)

 
Feb 18, 2004

This is yummy, economical and super easy. This could also be easily adapted to individual tastes. For example, i used just regular generic brand vegetable juice. Next time I think I'm gonna cut down the amount of meat. All in all- very delicious- especially for a chilly day.

 
May 20, 2009

This was a very easy dinner to make. All three of my kids liked it just the way it is. We also had a lot left over. That is always good in our house.

 
Mar 02, 2009

Wow...what a great and easy-to-make soup! I usually make changes to the recipe based on previous reviews or what I think might be better, but this one is wonderful just the way it is. We all loved it. Even my 4-year-old gobbled it up, and I was afraid he wouldn't like the spicy vegetable juice in it. He does like salsa, though, so if your young one really doesn't like spicy foods you could easily use regular vegetable juice instead. Unlike some previous reviewers, we didn't find the soup bland at all (and we like lots of flavor)...maybe because I used Better Than Bouillon brand Beef Base (comes in a jar) and then plenty of salt and pepper at the end. Thanks for a nice recipe!

 
Oct 08, 2005

My picky husband really liked this soup, even with all the veggies, but I found it bland. Although the V-8 added some heat, the flavored lacked body.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 182 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.5 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 5.1 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 3.1 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 11.2 g
  • 22%
  • Sodium
  • 580 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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