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Family-Favorite Soup

 Family-Favorite Soup
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
6-8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 50 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 154 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 625 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 22 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 10 g protein.