Total Time
1hr
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is one of my most favorite soups! I used to make this alot when first married because we had so little money, and hamburger was VERY cheap. LOL Serve this with a nice crusty French or Italian bread, and pudding or JELL-O for dessert and slip back into the '60s!!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Saute ground beef and onion with salt and pepper until browned.
  2. Add beef broth, tomato soup (or canned toms*) and water.
  3. Add prepared veggies, parsley flakes, toms, and bay leaf. Simmer until veggies are tender (15 to 20 minutes).
  4. If you have any leftover tomatoes (fresh, frozen or canned) or tomato sauce, add that while cooking the veggies.
  5. Remove bay leaf
  6. * You could use 2 undrained cans of the newer canned toms like toms with basil, etc., in place of tom soup and water. Also omit fresh toms.
  7. Canned toms are what I use now, esp when good fresh toms are not available.
  8. Years ago, when I first started making this, these types of canned toms were not available.
Most Helpful

5 5

Wonderful tasting soup with all the goodness thrown in. I added some fresh garlic and zucchini as I had no celery, I used fresh tomatoes as well as the canned and threw in a can of corn kernels and kidney beans. I served it with garlic bread and it was just heaven dipping the bread in the soup. I clicked on your profile to see if you were still an active user and I see the click here to feed an animal and I thought before I clicked that maybe it's the animal rescue site that I click daily and presto! it was, now you deserve 10 stars for being an animal lover like me, lol. Great recipe Nana Lee, thanks!! Carolyn :)

5 5

what a nice soup i also have lived on the cheap lol and this really extends the beef dee

5 5

Excellent recipe, I make this too all the time and is really good comfort food.. Thanks for sharing a great recipe nanalee.