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Solomon Grundy Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Solomon Grundy

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"Ground beef browned and simmered with vegetable soup and light seasoning. Quick, good for you, and what a time saver! It's so simple...who ever would have thought it could taste so good?! Serve on top of rice, with mashed potatoes or even on a slice of white bread!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    30 mins


  1. Brown beef in a large skillet over medium high heat; drain fat.
  2. Stir in vegetable soup and water, reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 17, 2004

This is a great recipe if you are looking for something, quick, cheap and kid friendly. It costs approximately $4.00 to make( including macaroni or rice to serve it on),makes a ton, and tastes wonderful. My 3 year old gobbles this up each time I make it. You can add vegetables, sour cream or different spices to add more kick if desired. This is a weekly staple at my house. Gourmet food this is not, but just simple, great everyday fare. Definitely worth trying.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 06, 2003

This was pretty good, and very easy/fast. Kind of bland. I guess what soup you use could change that. Also for the soups I used this was a high salt/ high fat (lots of meat) meal. Not so sure about the "good for you claim". Very hearty


29 Ratings

Oct 06, 2003

I used some leftover homemade chicken veggie soup & it was great. My two year old had seconds (we were about to call Guiness World book on that one). It was surprisingly good for how easy it was!

Mar 08, 2011

I basically added the ground beef to my leftover chicken soup for a little variety. I added only a little bit of water to reduce thickness. It came out well.

Jul 12, 2004

Very kid friendly recipe. I changed it up a bit to add more flavor. Used one can of alphabet veggie soup and a can of beef veggie soup. Also added a half package of frozen mixed veggies. While browning the meat, I added some garlic powder and Mrs. Dash. Towards the end, I thickened it with cornstarch until it reached the consistency I was looking for.

Oct 26, 2010

This was good and so easyto make. I doubled the recipe as I wanted some for lunches for the week. I didn't double the water and I added another can of soup. We enjoyed this. My husband thought it needed more seasonings.

Dec 06, 2005

I made this tonight with rice and really liked the smooth consistancy this dish has. Like other's suggested, I only used 1/2 of the water & thickened it up at the end with corn starch. Seemed a little bland so I did add pepper & a few shakes of Emeril's essence. I would have given this 3 1/2 stars, but since my picky kids cleaned their plates, this one deserves at least 4. Great idea Lorieann for a quick dinner. I will use this again & try other soups.

Dec 13, 2004

I only used 1/2 can of water which made the dish the right consistency. I added garlic and onion to the beef when I browned it. Next time I will add mixed veggies. And then maybe even experiment with different kinds of soups. An easy dinner.


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  • Calories
  • 388 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 85 mg
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 25.8 g
  • 40%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 22.6 g
  • 45%
  • Sodium
  • 1082 mg
  • 43%

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

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