During the '70's when I was an Assistant Manager at some apartments in Arlington the older couple who were the managers there took us under their wing. Cleo was a great cook and when she made homemade soup she always added a dab of butter and a tiny amount of hot sauce to the soup. She preferred chopped sirloin to ground meat, but we couldn't afford the chopped sirloin so I used ground meat, I still do, and I still like to add that little bit of butter and a shot of hot sauce. This is one of those recipes I change up a lot. Sometimes I use 3 cans of the small cut, sometimes 1 large cut and 2 small.