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Grandma's Vegetable Soup Recipe

Grandma's Vegetable Soup

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"This recipe is so easy and so good. My grandma used to make it for us."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. Crumble the ground beef into a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir until no longer pink. Drain off grease and pour in the tomato juice. Add the onion, carrot, and potato. Pour in the entire contents of the cans of corn and green beans. Season with ginger, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat to low and let simmer 1 hour.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 11, 2008

I will definely be making this. I found a gold mine recipe on a Barley box that is similar to this. It has water and beef stock or cubes instead of the tomato juice but calls for 1/2 cup of barley. I had never used barley but it sure makes the soup filling.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 16, 2010

As is, this recipe would have been horridly bland. I started out with the original recipe, but I tend to taste as I go, and boy did this recipe need ALOT of help! This sin't a bad place to start, but I highly recommend adding a lot more seasoning than this calls for. I added garlic, ground red pepper, onion powder, a can of beef broth, italian seasoning, liquid smoke, a teaspoon of soy sauce, and worchestershire sauce. I also added a can of mushrooms (undrained) and 1/2 cup of barley (uncooked) to the pot. I let this simmer for close to three hours, watching it closely so it didn't scorch. I had to keep tasting it as it cooked and adjusting the amount of salt and black pepper since the fresh veggies and barley do tend to absorb the flavor The end product had amazing flavor, and was something that I would not be ashamed to server to guests with hot corn bread. YUM!

Jan 15, 2008

Loved this simple soup! I also used V8 juice, and added a small can of green peas, plus a bay leaf. Adding a small can of creamed corn, near the end of cooking time, will give vegetable soup a silky texture. Just be careful not to leave it on the burner too long afterward without stirring, or it can scortch.

Jan 05, 2008

this was really good. All I changed was adding some celery I had on hand and a bit of garlic. will make this again for sure!

Jan 17, 2008

Good basic flavors. I added more seasoning because it was a bit bland. I added garlic, basil, thyme, and marjoram.

Apr 21, 2008

EAsy recipe, still recovering from a cold and had lots of veggies to use. I also used a 46 oz jar of low sodium v8. Added some italian seasonings, cayenne pepper (trying to kick this sore throat), and various veggies that included mushrooms, canned green beans, edamame, canned corn, carrots, onions, celery, zucchini and some red peppers. I also had to thin it out a bit with a can of veggie broth. YUM. It made a lot of soup, but thank goodness it's not too hot yet to still eat it. FYI--cayenne pepper was only a pinch, it adds a kick to it but helps cures sore throats!

Jan 09, 2008

This is a great soup! I usually make soups, eat them one day and then never touch the leftovers. Not this one! I loved it and ate it all. It is easy to make and tastes great.

Feb 03, 2008

This is a great, easy soup. We try to eat healthy, so I substituted the ground beef with lean ground turkey. I followed the suggestions of others and used V8 instead of regular tomato juice. I also added some chopped fresh parsley, garlic, marjoram, celery salt, and basil. Delicious!!


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  • Calories
  • 240 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.2 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 34 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 7.4 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 4.9 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 14.2 g
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 812 mg
  • 32%

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

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