German Vegetable Soup Recipe
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German Vegetable Soup Recipe

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My sister-in-law gave me this recipe—it's a nice thick soup. It does call for quite a few ingredients, but the taste is worth it!—Gundrun Braker, Burnett, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 2 tablespoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 can (46 ounces) tomato or vegetable juice
  • 3 celery ribs, diced
  • 6 medium carrots, sliced
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 3 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (8-1/2 ounces) peas, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) cut green beans, drained

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 167 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 730mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 4g fiber), 11g protein


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef and onions over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Dissolve bouillon in water; add to the beef mixture. Add the salt, pepper, garlic, bay leaf, tomato juice, celery, carrots, potatoes, cabbage and green pepper.
  3. Simmer, uncovered, for 25 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in the corn, peas and beans; heat through. Discard bay leaf before serving. Yield: 16 servings (4 quarts).
Originally published as German Vegetable Soup in Country Ground Beef 1993, p10

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Reviewed Oct. 14, 2015

"This is the best soup I have ever had .I used Angus ground round in it ,delish."

Reviewed Feb. 6, 2014

"Will definitely make again! Great on a cold winter's night."

Reviewed Feb. 5, 2014

"Our new favorite!!! I did make a few minor changes...I used venison burger instead of beef, added a can of stewed tomatoes, cream style corn instead of whole kernel, and frozen peas instead of canned. It makes a huge amount & is so thick that it almost can't be called soup!!!"

Reviewed Feb. 2, 2014

"Delicious. My best friend and I both enjoyed this filling soup. I had everything on hand, so it was quick to throw together. I used spicy vegetable juice and it had a nice little kick."

Reviewed Jan. 30, 2014

"yuk, veggies in the can? No thanks. Sorry"

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