I must agree with the other reviewers, this is a nice base recipe. I didn't add an extra can of water, used only 2 buillion cubes, a whole onion, and dumped the whole can of tomatoes in. Half way through the simmering time I found it to be a little bland. I added some oregano, basil and 1T of ketchup then at the end zipped it up with a smidge of vinegar. Thanks for this simple recipe.
Absolutely delicious - I also used low sodium beef broth and Muir Glen Fire Roasted Crushed (because I don't like diced) Tomatoes (my new favorite for all things tomato). Other than that everything else the same. I'm making it tonight with some leftover T-bone steaks (chopped very small) & the bones to flavor the stockfrom last nights grilling menu. Great recipe!
Good base- added lots of Worcestershire sauce for extra taste and northern beans.
Ideal for a warm, filling meal in the cool weather. I made this as written, but didn't simmer quite as long as listed. It's not gourmet, but it's homey and comforting. Thanx for sharing!
I modified this recipe but it was a great base to adjust according to what I had in the house. I used 1/2 the amount of beef and garlic salt &, doubled the onion, and added cooked rice at the end. It was a delicious soup & I will definitely cook it again!
This was really good but a little bland. Will try the italian sausage suggestion.
Instead of ground beef I use turkey Italian sausage. It adds some extra zest to the soup. I use half the amount of tomatoes called for and use one 15 oz can of fire roasted diced with juice. I don't like celery so I omit that as well. The Italian sausage really adds something to this soup. We love it. And it is great in that you can add anything you want.
A simple recipe that is quick and made from ingredients I normally keep on hand. Nicely blended flavor and freezes well.
Wonderful winter meal. I used a package of spicy Italian sausage to give it more flavor. And I substituted low sodium beef broth instead of the water and beef bouillion.
Delicious, easy, and pretty nutritious on top of it all! I agree, a can of beef broth subs for the water and bouillon. I also included the tomato liquid -- easier, and the soup can use it.