By Bob Ross on August 19, 1999
"Really good and warms you up on those cold summer and winter days in Alberta :-)"
Serving Size: 1 (783 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Good one even for cold nights in Toronto."
"I made this soup and Brenda's "Homemade Bread" today for dinner. Both were great. I used homemade tomato juice and it was too tart for my taste so I added a can of tomato soup plus a can of water. That toned down the tartness, but, now it had too much tomato taste. So I added a can of chicken broth. I also put a big clove of garlic through a garlic press and added that too. That did the trick for me. I simmered it for about two and a half hours because I wanted it thicker. Today was a very cold day and it hit the spot."
"I made this for my husband and it is now a favorite. Perfect comfort food for a cold day. I left out the cabbage and added the following spices parsley, basil, oregano, worcestershire and a couple of bay leafs. Thank you for posting."
"Made this for dinner last night, and well . . I had to jazz the flavor up a bit. It was a little too bland for my family, so I added (to already inclusive 46 ounce V-8 juice) two cups of Spicy Hot V-8, two T. of Pickapeppa sauce and 1/2 cup quick pearl barley. Next time, I will add an extra 1/2 lb. of hamburger, and 4 potatoes instead of three. I had made some classic white bread in the bread machine, served it with this soup, and man o'man, was it ever good!! It was a great supper, and I'll definitely make it again! Thanks, Bob Ross!! :-)"
"Excellent, easy soup!"
"My husband and I really enjoyed this soup. It was very good."
"We thought this was a good basic soup. Hearty and filling. Would add a little more seasoning such as garlic and herb--thyme maybe. Thanks."
"This is a very nice, simple soup. I only put one-third the amount of tomato juice called for, and substituted water for the remaining liquid. Also, I used veggie crumbles instead of hamburger meat because we try to eat mostly vegetarian meals."
"This was great. I didn't have tomato juice so used two cups of home frozen tomatos and an 8 oz can of tomato sauce. I cooked in the crock pot and added some dumplings. Yum. Thanks for sharing your recipe."
"Mmmmm. From one Albertan to another! It's perfect for that cold windy, winter day!! Left overs have already been spoken for! :)"
"Very good. I used the V8 and followed the recipe as written. I did add a can of beef broth for extra liquid, and stretch. This is a keeper."
"Just made this soup and it was so easy to make. the only ingredient i didnt have was the cabbage. Didnt change anything else though, this is a deeeeelicious soup. Thank you for sharing. definetly a keeper."
"i like this soup when i have everything at home"
"Very good. I added a few other spices including red pepper flakes and worcestershire. We ate it with nacho chips. Next time I might try to add a little vinegar and sugar or a packet of taco seasonings. I might also thin it out a little by using less hamburger or more juice. Thanks!"
"I thought this was excellent! I used Spicy V8, and that is what did the trick for me. By not using low-sodium V-8, this is a kind of high in salt recipe, but soooo gooood. You could try different varieties of onion soup too (mushroom, golden, etc). Added comment: This is excellent with Fritos mixed in, by the way... :p"
"Delicious and very filling! Also a new comfort food for me (as if I needed yet another!) :) Thanks for sharing this recipe!"
"Very good quick soup. I added fresh squash and mixed vegies for a little more depth."
"This was very good. Quick and easy to make. The DH loved it and so did the little ones. Will definitely be making this again."
"I was wanting something quick and easy for Christmas lunch. I decided on this soup as I wanted to use up some ingredients in my cupboard and fridge. I did add more celery, carrots and added some mushrooms and 1/2 cup lentils. By this time, it was so thick, I did not add the potatoes. I added 1 chicken cube and about 2 cups of water, to thin it out. I was really pleased with the results. I highly recommend this recipe"
"I chose to spice this soup up with cayenne, a little montreal steak seasoning, chili powder and crushed chili peppers. Couple of changes: added a cup of chicken broth and only used 2 med potatoes which I thought was plenty. And, after hearing "this would be good with mushrooms" 200 times with other recipes, I automatically included them for my husband - some quartered, some sliced. Cheese is a good topping and I bet sour cream, bacon and green onions would be too. I will definitely be making this again."