Where do I start..wow this is great! I had made an enquiry on the discussion forum regarding tomato sauce as in NZ tomato sauce is ketchup and figured it wasnt that, sooo I ended up using a tin of Italian flavoured tomatoes, and a tin of tomato soup. I used barley and a half a packet of thick and chunky frozen vegetables. It makes heaps and will be a regular in this house. Thanks for posting. =)
A very good and easy soup recipe. I used both barley and rice - liked the variety. Next time I will add some more spices - perhaps some beef boullion or oregano to give it more of a kick. A very simple soup to put together with everything that I have on hand on a regular basis. Thank-you for posting.
A very filling soup - almost a stew. It made 6 qrts. Followed the recipe exactly, except, I only had a 8 oz. can of tomato sauce - so I also added 1 can condensed tomato soup. For the missing seasonings I added a couple cloves of finely chopped garlic (thrown in with the browning meat), some chopped green peppers, 1 tsp dried thyme and some dried parsley flakes. Used frozen mixed veggies and a can of mushrooms. Opted for rice (not barley). It needed a bit more seasoning so I threw in 2 tsps. beef bouillon granules. Next time I'll throw in a bit more. Overall, it was a good soup which I will make again.
I quote from my daughter "this soup is yummy, Mom". It has to be good if she loved it! I rolled the hamburger(with basil, pepper, onion, and breadcrumbs) into little meatballs and then browned the meatballs. I also added a minced garlic clove and instead of rice or barley I broke up some spaghetti noodles and added them to the soup. It's a very easy soup to make and my family really enjoyed it.