Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is a great filling soup with potential to adjust to your individual taste. You can add the hamburger or leave out...I leave it out.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Cook hamburger until mostly cooked, then add onion and garlic in the saucepan and slowly cook until tender and browned.
  3. Place the great northern beans, red kidney beans, black beans, celery, carrots, potatoes, tomato-vegetable juice cocktail, brown sugar, thyme, water and vegetable bouillon in the saucepan.
  4. Cook over medium-high heat approximately 25 minutes.
  5. As the mixture thickens, stir in the red wine.


Most Helpful

This is a very good recipe. We made it with soy instead of hamburger, but I think it needed something to give it a little more taste. Possibly the next time we will try hamburger.

BeckyF February 24, 2002

Very good, rich flavored soup. I only used one can of each kind of bean and it still turned out nice and hearty. Good on a cold day.

Mary Ellen Watson February 16, 2002

great recipe! i left out the wine, replaced with chicken broth and have interchanged whatever beans I have on hand, and it's still good. I also threw in some chicken sausage from time to time, but it's very filling even without the meat.

morpheoush May 13, 2010

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