It was okay. I thought the broth was too watery and too sweet, but I liked the other ingredients. I used beef cubes instead of ground beef and I cooked them on my George Foreman grill instead of cooking them in the soup.
I prepare this soup without the beef, to make it parve (vegan). I have also eliminated the honey and added a few more raisins. My family loves this, especially on a cold day!
Outstanding soup/stew and very hearty! I made a few minor changes to this recipe based on what I had on hand and also to help clean out the veggie drawer by using ground chicken instead of beef and 1 can of Rotel tomatoes (10 ounce can) and 1 (8 ounce can) tomato sauce. i also added 1 jalapeno, 1 parsnip and some frozen green peas. Wonderful and very flavorful with some heat from the jalapenos. Yumm! Thanks for sharing!