"A quick and easy vegetable soup made with ground round and spicy vegetable juice cocktail. My kids love it!" — MRSMCEVERS
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1 (46 fluid ounce) bottle
spicy vegetable juice cocktail
frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
uncooked alphabet pasta
salt and pepper to taste
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!
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!
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.
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 :)
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.
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.
Kids actually liked this a lot! I wasn't paying close enough attention to the recipe so ended up with this- 3 cans regular V8, 6 c water, 2 tubes beef boullion, 1lb. ground beef, and a half a bag frozen mix veggies w/corn, green beans, peas, and carrots. seasoning salt and Mrs. Dash. Served with a little grated parmesan cheese on top. Yummy!
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.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 182
** Calories from Fat: 46
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