Wonderful, flavorful, filling and easily adaptable to whatever you have on hand! I made as posted DH and I both loved it (which is hardly ever the case with soup as he prefers cream-based soups and I prefer broth-based). A definite keeper and I can't wait to experiment with different flavors and veggies.
I was looking for a soup recipe that would use the ground beef I already had thawed. There are a lot of choices posted here! :) But when I saw the intro to this recipe, and that it was your first recipe posted, I knew that was the one I wanted to try. Ducky, you didn't let me down! This is a fabulous recipe! My toddler ate it, my teen and I both had two helpings and DH will try it tomorrow for the first time, but we're confident that he's going to love it as much as we did. Although I really didn't change up the recipe, not having cabbage on hand didn't stop me from trying it because of your encouragement to be creative. I did have a half of a rutabaga to use up and used the hash brown option. I also added a can of black beans, some Worcestershire and homemade taco seasoning, which has cayenne and chili powder in it for spice. Thank you for posting this recipe, Just_Ducky!! I'm thrilled that I found it & will continue making it in the future! Made and enjoyed for TOTM's Soup-Fest 2011 tag game. :)