This recipe came out of my Rival crock pot recipe book. This is a great recipe for using up left over meats. You can use ground beef, left over roast or steak. This can also be made on the stove, just simmer for 3-4 hours. Using MSG is optional but I use it because I think it adds a lot of flavor. Now if you want to make this soup even yummier try using vegetables right out of the garden. All I had fresh in my garden this year was tomatoes and boy what a difference that even made.