Vegetable Beef Soup

Vegetable Beef Soup

Fall is quickly approaching and there is something about knowing it is the month of September that means making soup. Crazy. It’s been in the 80’s and 90’s but mind says, “Make soup.” So, I made soup! 

This recipe was given to me years ago by my good friend, Rita. It is delicious, easy and has become Stan’s favorite soup. 

Vegetable Beef Soup

Ground beef – 2 pounds extra lean. Boil and drain. Add back to pot.
Add the following:
1 46 ounce V-8 juice – I use lower sodium, original flavor
1 can beef broth – fat free
2 cans Progresso Hearty Tomato or Tomato Basil (which I prefer) soup
1 14.5 ounce can of drained, diced tomatoes
1-2 teaspoons of minced onion
salt/pepper to taste
1 Tablespoon sugar
Vegetables of your choice. You can use fresh or frozen. I usually purchase two of the frozen bags of vegetables for soup at Publix. It contains potatoes, beans, corn, okra and tomatoes. I then buy a small bag of green peas and add those.

Cook until potatoes are tender and veggies are done. Serve with crackers or cornbread. 
This makes a hearty and filling soup.



  1. I've definitely been craving comfort foods too – even though it's still in the 70s here :). This looks very tasty. I like the idea of using V8. Have you ever made a veggie version without the beef?

  2. Mareth, Yes, you can make this with out meat. Our daughter is a vegetarian and when I make for her when she is visiting I do the folloiwng: Omit, of course the ground beef and add more veggies, I usually choose something that is her favorite. I substitute Vegetable Broth for the Beef. There you go and it is still delicious!

  3. Yum! Thanks for the great recipe.Ann-Marie

  4. I LOVE a simple recipe like this. I remember my mom and dad using V8 as a soup base–it was wonderful!

  5. What a great idea for Fall cooking! I am hosting an "It's Fall Y'all ~ Linky Party" …. I would like to invite you to share this project, and other Fall related projects/recipes, you may have. All links will be pinned to a board dedicated to the party. You can find the party at Love Bakes Good Cakes. Hope to see you there!

  6. It is very flavorful and yes, simple. Let me know if you give it a try. 🙂

  7. Thanks for the invitation, Jamie. I will be checking you out. 🙂

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