Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

When I lived in another state at another time -- my now teen boys used to be in Head Start. (This was oh -- 9 yrs ago??) ANYWAY! The director made this wonderful soup that the kids loved. It's easy, its fast.. and its good.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown ground beef in a large sauce pan and drain off the fat.
  2. Add all the ingredients except the water and gently stir.
  3. Add water until it covers the soup mixture, stirring and adding up to the 5 cups until its got a good consistency. Simmer up to 45 minutes.
Most Helpful

I can't believe how much my kids enjoyed this simple soup. The only change I made was to use canned mixed vegetables. Made for Spring PAC 2009.

BamaBelle30 April 19, 2009

Very good and easy to make. I followed the recipe as written other then I didn't add the sugar- we didn't think it needed it. I used one teaspoon of onion powder and the full teaspoon of season salt. I used 4 cups of beef broth instead of the water. I also let mine simmer for about two hours. Hubby thought it needed pepper and more salt. This was a nice hearty, thick soup that we all enjoyed. I liked it too as it uses items I normally have on hand.

bmcnichol October 24, 2008