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

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

RuthlessWr February 25, 2010

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.

LilPinkieJ October 10, 2007

Easy and favorite type of recipe.

Anonymity July 03, 2005