Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a very easy recipe that my mother used to make. I don't know where she got it, but it's very good! This recipe is easily doubled. I usually serve it with warm bread or rolls.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb ground beef (hamburger)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of celery soup
  • 1 (46 ounce) can tomato juice (I prefer V-8 juice to give it more kick)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt, to taste (I usually don't add the salt--the juice and soup have enough)
  • pepper, to taste


  1. Brown the hamburger and onion together in a dutch oven or large pot, until the onion is clear.
  2. Drain the fat.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients, while stirring occasionally, bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally or until carrot is cooked.
  5. Serve and Savor!
Most Helpful

3 5

Very easy, and tasty. Not a huge hit, but pretty good.

5 5

This was very good. I always have lots of cream of celery soup on hand. I could taste the carrots, but my kids didn't, so thats good for us. I used the V-8 for the extra kick. I added a few dashes of hot sauce to my own bowl. Thanks! Reviewed and Made for Fall 2007 PAC.

4 5

Easy and favorite type of recipe.