Family-Favorite Soup Recipe

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This recipe originally called for chili powder. But one day, I found I didn't have any and used barbecue sauce instead. All of our 10 children ask me to make this recipe whenever they come to visit. - Caye Watson, Sangudo, Alberta
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 50 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 50 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 5-1/2 cups water, divided
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 cup cubed potatoes
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 pound ground beef, cooked and drained
  • 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 154 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 625mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 10g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine 2 cups water, onion, carrots, potatoes, celery, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients; cover and simmer 30 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Purchase firm bright-orange carrots without cracks or dry spots. Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Six medium carrots, yields about 3 cups sliced.
Originally published as Family-Favorite Soup in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p125

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islandgirl43 User ID: 7592319 67991
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2014

"This sounds delish !! I'm making this tonight for my hubby & me !! Can't wait to try this. Thanks so much. Will let ya know how it turns out. God Bless..."

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