When my children were young and we lived on the farm, we killed our own beef every year. I always had a freezer full of meat and there was more hamburger than anything else, so I used to make vegetable soup with hamburger. All my children loved it and still do today.
1 1/2 – 2 lbs hamburger
3 or 4 carrots, sliced
1 large onion, chopped
6 or 7 medium potatoes peeled and cut up
2 or 3 stalks of celery chopped
1 pkg frozen corn
1 pkg frozen okra
1 (48 oz. can) tomato juice
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper to taste
water or chicken broth
Brown hamburger in skillet, drain. In a large soup pot, add all the ingredients except tomato juice. Add enough water to just cover the vegetables and simmer until potatoes and carrots are soft. Add tomato juice and continue to simmer on low heat for about 30 to 45 minutes. Serve with cornbread muffins. Enjoy! This makes about a gallon of soup and freezes well or keeps in refrigerator for several days.
Note: You could make this in the crock pot, too. Just brown hamburger first, drain and add remaining ingredients. Cook on low about 7 hours or high 4 hours until potatoes and carrots are done.
If you like this, you will love this Hearty Potato Soup as well.
Don’t Forget to Pin!
Just a reminder to look on the right hand side of this page and type in your e-mail address so you don’t miss notification of new tips, fun things and recipes when they come out! You will be notified first of anything new on our site. Your e-mail will not be shared with anyone. We have over 28,000 e-mail subscribers and they are always the first to know about any new posts.
Feel free to “share” by clicking on the Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter icons below. You can print by clicking on the green printer icon below.
© The Southern Lady Cooks photos and text – All rights reserved. No copying, posting on other sites, or other uses allowed without written permission of the copyright holder.