"This soup is so delicious and healthy. My husband and 13 year old son hate tomatoes and they love this soup and I feel good giving it to them. If you never made soup, the soup bones are critical - don't omit them - it will not be the same."
cook meat till tender. add all other ingredients. bring to a boil then reduce heat, cover, and simmer two hours. add water as needed.
Sometimes, I omit the frozen package of vegetables and add just the canned vegetables I really like - extra corn and less lima beans. :-) Also, if you want more liquid, I have added a full 46 oz. can of V-8 and the recipe is just fine. Just remember to use the soup bones.