This was fantastic soup! Instead of noodles, I added barley. I soaked about 1 1/2 cups barley in a bowl of water. That way they would be plumped up from water & not all the yummy stock. When i added the barley, it prevented the barley from turning into a mushy mess. LOVED IT!!! My kids ate every single veggie loaded into the soup without any complaints-delicious! 04/30/10 (update) I LOVE this recipe! Made it for the Crockpot - just fried the meat ahead of time. Threw it all together, cooked on Low for 8 hours & it was perfect!!!! Also, i only had 1 can of tomatoes, so this time I topped it up w/ tomatoe juice....turned out fantastic again!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this recipe!
This was amazing, Barb Gertz, and out of such beautifully simple ingredients! I used meaty beef bones and liberally sprinkled them with kosher salt while browning. I omitted the green beans and cabbage. I used little star pasta and added a little extra peas and corn. So awesome!!!
Barb, this soup is so tasty! Even though it's 100 degrees outside, I was craving some vegetable soup. Used lean ground beef in place of stew meat and used up some frozen brussels sprouts, asparagus and yellow squash I had in the freezer in addition to the other veggies (except left out the celery since I didn't have it). I made a half recipe and added thyme. So delicious!! I thought the 1/2 recipe would serve more than 4-5, but after 2 large bowls for supper tonight, I think serving size is right! : )
excellent! It is hard to find a good soup with the perfect proportion of starch and veggies! I added an extra cup or two of water. Next time I think I would throw in some thyme, too.
This soup is heart warmingly delicious. I used leftover roasted green beans and leftover roasted potatoes. I added the potatoes in step 3 since they didn't need to really cook and soften like a raw potato would. I ended up adding a total of 9 cups of water in the end and probably could have used more b/c so much of the yummy broth evaporated!! I was just nervous I would water it down. I used the orzo, but next time I will probably skip it because it would still be wonderful without it! You couldnt even really tell it was in the soup. Thanks for a wonderful recipe I hope to use for years to come, Barb.
I loved this soup! I added all except the pasta. It was a meal in a bowl we just toasted some bread and that was our dinner. Thanks for sharing.
Loved this soup! Was waiting for a cool night, but it looks as though it will be a while, ao had to make it tonight for a light supper. I didn't have ALL the veggies called for, but it was great with what I had. Thanks Barb!
This soup was delicious with lots of meat and vegetables. My husband and I had it for several days and it tasted good to the last bowlful. Thanks Barb Gertz. Bullwinkle.