Vegetable Beef Soup
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This vegetable beef soup is easy to modify to accommodate the ingredients you have on hand and the amount you want to make.
Ingredients
  • 2 jars of My Brother's Salsa, House
  • 2 large cans of tomato sauce
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 2-4 pounds of ground beef (we normally use 4)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 head of celery, chopped
  • 1 large bag of baby carrots (or regular carrots, peeled), chopped
  • 2-4 cups fresh green beans, chopped
  • 4 cups baby potatoes chopped
  • 2 large cans of corn (use the liquid as well)
  • Beef broth (added as needed for consistency/thickness desired)
Instructions
  1. Brown ground beef with all the chopped onions and drain.
  2. In a large stockpot, pour in tomato sauce, salsa, bay leaves, ground beef and onions, potatoes, carrots, green beans, and liquid from the corn.
  3. Cover and bring to a boil.Then simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Add in the corn and any beef broth if you don't want it as thick (we typically don't use any)
  5. Continue cooking, covered, until all the vegetables are tender.
  6. Remove the bay leaves before serving.
Recipe by Nifty Mom at http://niftymom.com/2014/12/easy-vegetable-beef-soup/