Hearty Ground Beef Vegetable Soup

This Hearty Ground Beef Vegetable Soup is loaded with lots of colorful vegetables in a rich tomato broth.  Eat a rainbow!  

This Hearty Ground Beef Vegetable Soup is loaded with lots of colorful vegetables in a rich tomato broth.  Eat a rainbow!

Hearty Ground Beef Vegetable Soup

Have you ever had a food you can’t stop thinking about?  Even if you haven’t had it in years?  Well lately I’ve been thinking about a delicious Hearty Ground Beef Vegetable Soup I had ages ago!  

I first tasted it via a long-time friendship with some former coworkers.  Even though we met a few jobs back, we stayed friends by making sure we went out together regularly. 

This Hearty Ground Beef Vegetable Soup is loaded with lots of colorful vegetables in a rich tomato broth.  Eat a rainbow!

Add bread for a meal!

During the last recession, however, things took a different turn.  One member was working in real estate which was hit hard in the crash. Then I quit my corporate job to be with a dying father.  Money was tight for everyone… and going out was an indulgence we couldn’t afford. 

But rather than stop, we simply moved our lunches home. 

This Hearty Ground Beef Vegetable Soup is loaded with lots of colorful vegetables in a rich tomato broth.  Eat a rainbow!

Hearty Ground Beef Vegetable Soup

It was almost more fun!  And then we could focus on healthy soups and salads!   

Since then, we’re back to eating out.  But when I was looking for some new soup recipes to shake up my routine, I remembered this Hearty Ground Beef Vegetable Soup brought by one of my friends. I emailed her and she found the recipe again–hooray! 

Vegetable beef soup ingredients

Lots of Vegetables

The soup is loaded with vegetables and full of brilliant color—eat a rainbow!  And instead of a base of broth, it uses V8 vegetable juice, for even more healthy goodness.   You could even take it vegan by leaving out the meat (or using a vegan substitute)! 

The recipe makes a large quantity but feel free to cut it in half.  I’d probably half the things that are easy to divide (V8, carrots) and stick with the full amount on those that aren’t (1 lb ground beef, can of corn).  Or just go for the full like us and freeze leftovers for a super easy future lunch!  

This Hearty Ground Beef Vegetable Soup is loaded with lots of colorful vegetables in a rich tomato broth.  Eat a rainbow!

A bite of soup

Hearty Ground Beef Vegetable Soup
Serves 16
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
2 hr
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
2 hr
143 calories
17 g
18 g
6 g
8 g
2 g
231 g
184 g
4 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
231g
Servings
16
Amount Per Serving
Calories 143
Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
9%
Saturated Fat 2g
8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 18mg
6%
Sodium 184mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates 17g
6%
Dietary Fiber 4g
14%
Sugars 4g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A
85%
Vitamin C
67%
Calcium
7%
Iron
9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  2. 1-2 Onions, chopped
  3. 5-6 stalks celery, chopped (can substitute peeled & chopped celery root)
  4. 1 pound ground beef (or turkey)
  5. 6 carrots, peeled and chopped
  6. 2 large cans V8 juice (1 qt 14 oz containers)
  7. 1 small head of cabbage (red or green)
  8. 2 15oz cans diced tomatoes
  9. ½ bag green beans
  10. 2 lg potatoes
  11. 1 15-ounce can corn
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large stockpot. Add onions and celery and cook until tender.
  2. Add ground beef to pan and cook until browned.
  3. Add tomatoes, juice, chopped cabbage & chopped carrots to stock pot. Bring to boil and simmer 1 hour
  4. Add remaining ingredients and cook for another ½ hour.
  5. Serve hot.
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calories
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fat
6g
protein
8g
carbs
17g
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4 thoughts on “Hearty Ground Beef Vegetable Soup

  1. David

    What a wonderful reminiscence, Inger! It’s funny, your soup reminds me very much of one my mother used to make. Although she made her ground beef into little tiny meatballs that were scented with clothes that gave the soup a very spicy warmth. I could use a bowl of yours right now!

    1. Inger Post author

      Ooo, I’d love to try your mother’s version David! It’s fun when food triggers memories, isn’t it!

  2. grace

    my mom makes a stellar vegetable beef soup and i haven’t quite been able to recreate it myself! i like the idea of using v8.

    1. Inger Post author

      Isn’t the V8 a good idea? With a big bowl of this soup, I don’t think you need to eat another vegetable all day 😉

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