Bev's Homemade Vegetable Soup

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Recipe by True Texas

During the '70's when I was an Assistant Manager at some apartments in Arlington the older couple who were the managers there took us under their wing. Cleo was a great cook and when she made homemade soup she always added a dab of butter and a tiny amount of hot sauce to the soup. She preferred chopped sirloin to ground meat, but we couldn't afford the chopped sirloin so I used ground meat, I still do, and I still like to add that little bit of butter and a shot of hot sauce. This is one of those recipes I change up a lot. Sometimes I use 3 cans of the small cut, sometimes 1 large cut and 2 small.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown ground meat with chopped onion, drain well.
  2. Add the vegetables (I don't drain them), tomato juice and salt & pepper to taste.
  3. Add onion soup mix, butter and hot sauce.
  4. Just a tiny amount of hot sauce will do. I simmer on very low for at least 4 hours.
  5. Serve with Jiffy Brand (my favorite) corn bread.

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