Make soup to take for lunches and was looking for a good vegetable one. This one fits. Easily adaptable to whatever vegetables you have on hand, I substitued canned carrots for the fresh and macaroni noodles for spaghetti... As stated, this recipe makes a BIG batch of soup!
We love this soup! The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because it's not quite like my mother's. (Can you ever match your mother's?)
For a smaller amount of soup, (3-5 servings) try substituting the assorted canned vegetables for two cans Veg-All and reducing other ingredients to 1/4 stated in recipe. Use 1 cup beef broth, 2 cups water, one 15-oz. can diced tomatoes, one 15-oz. can tomato sauce, and 1-1 1/2 lbs. ground chuck. Reduce seasonings to 1 tsp. onion powder, 1/4 tsp. garlic powder, 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt, 1 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. black pepper.