"Once a year, I invite my relatives—about 25 people in all—for soup day to honor my late husband's birthday. I make three soups, including comforting Beef Barley Soup," writes Louise Laplante of Hanmer, Ontario. "It's loaded with chunks of beef and chopped veggies."
My husband and I created this recipe to replicate the minestrone soup at our favorite Italian restaurant. It's nice to have this ready to eat for our evening meal on days when we have a real busy schedule. To make the soup vegetarian, use vegetable broth instead of beef.—Alice Peacock, Grandview, Missouri
Ground Beef Vegetable Soup is sure to chase the chill after a day of raking leaves or running errands. A variety of veggies along with ground beef and macaroni make this a hearty main dish. Field editor Raymonde Bourgeois of Swastika, Ontario shared the recipe.
I found this recipe on the Internet, but it was too high in fat. After experimenting, I created a more nutritious version, I often double this chili-like soup to freeze or to share with friends.
—Julie Anderson of Bloomington, Illinois
This chunky soup is loaded with tender beef stew meat, carrots, potatoes and green beans—and it sure is tasty! A little steak sauce and garlic powder season the broth perfectly. —Jimmy Osmon of Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
Just brimming with veggies, this hearty soup shared by Marie Carlisle of Sumrall, Mississippi will warm family and friends right to their toes! “It’s especially good served with cornbread,“ Marie suggests, “and we think it’s even better the second day.“
Here's a slow-cooked meal-in-one just perfect for chilly winter nights. "It's nice to come home to a hearty soup that's ready to eat," writes Colleen Jubl from Dayton, Ohio. "It goes well with a fruit salad and bread."