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I've made this recipe many times. The whole family loves it! I let it simmer in the crockpot all day then add the noodles (precooked) just before serving. Thanks so much for sharing such fabulous recipe!

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mommymem October 08, 2008

Delicious soup! I put the cooked ground beef along with other ingredients except the green beans into the crockpot in the morning and let it simmer all day. I also added some minced garlic and some red pepper flakes. I added the frozen green beans 30 min. before serving. I also added a cup of cooked pasta right before serving. I will make this often in the cooler months. Thanks!

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DesertRose15 October 15, 2008

VERY versatile. I've made this soup a few times now and put in a variety of vegetables (parsnips, turnips, frozen mixed vegetables, canned corn, etc), even added leftover mac and cheese once, and it has turned out great every time.

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Karen19 October 10, 2008

This is a great basic recipe that you can throw in whatever veggies you have on hand. Great flavor. I was so impressed with how it turned out. Very simple to throw together and so yummy. I didn't use noodles or green beans. I added a can of black beans, sliced zucchini and cubed yams. I've had a weird craving for yams and they were delicious in this soup. It was soooo good! I will be making this often!! Thanks for sharing!!

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AprilAnn October 02, 2008

I substituted 1/2 c. canned peas for the celery and 1/2 c. canned corn for the green beans during the last 15 min. of cooking time. I used 5 bouillon cubes and pureed the diced tomates as my family hates tomato chunks. The soup is delicious. This is the vegetable beef recipe I plan to use. I've stopped searching! Thanks for sharing. Mountainbaby

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Mountainbaby September 29, 2007

Wow, was this ever good!! And, super easy to boot! I used beef broth instead of water and bouillon cubes, upped the spices a little and added some red pepper flakes. You can't go wrong with this recipe. Thanks for posting!

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jerseytocali January 19, 2015

This was really good! I didn't have any celery so I put cilantro instead. The last half hour I put a little bit of pasta. Served with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.

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seal angel January 29, 2013

A delicious soup! I think I first ran across this recipe on the back of a box of Barley years ago, and I have been making it ever since. It makes a delicious hearty soup. I omit the water and bouillon cubes and add 4 cups of organic beef stock instead. I also like to use Yukon gold potatoes because they don%u2019t get as mushy as white potatoes. Thanks for posting this recipe, lets.eat! :)

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Olive* January 22, 2013

I made this recipe on 1/14/13 for mine and my SO's dinner. And due to what I didn't have, a few changes were made.They are as follows:instead of celery, a couple of shakes of dried celery flakes and about 1 teaspoon of crushed celery seed was used. All I had were baby carrots which were diced into bite size pieces.The diced tomatoes were replaced with the same size can of tomatoes that already had basil,orgeano,and galic.But I still added the 1/4 teaspoon of orgeano.Then I subbed peas for the green beans. I let the soup simmer for about 25 minutes total. We both gave this recipe a " Good Solid 4****'s ". Thanks for posting and, " Keep Smiling :) "

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