Savory Winter Soup Recipe
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Savory Winter Soup Recipe

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Even my father, who doesn't particularly like soup, enjoys my full-flavored version of traditional vegetable soup. He asked me to share the recipe with Mom, and I gladly obliged! —Dana Simmons, Lancaster, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 3 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 cans (10-1/2 ounces each) condensed beef broth, undiluted
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup each diced carrots and celery
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cut green beans
  • 1 cup cubed peeled potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onions over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain.
  2. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low until vegetables are tender, 6-8 hours. Yield: 14 servings (3-1/2 quarts).
To save chopping time, use frozen sliced carrots and cubed hash brown potatoes in Savory Winter Soup.
Originally published as Savory Winter Soup in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p71

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Jessie User ID: 8977919 257560
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2016

"This lends itself very well to fresh ground venison. We have a lot! For that i used a very hearty beef stock. Also easy to pile in a ton of veggies for the kids! Perfect in the crockpot! Will make again."

Lostmama User ID: 8452364 241780
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2016

"Very good and hearty winter soup added a quart of tomatoes,and cabbage and omitted potatoes add them when I take it out of freezer.i"

emalverty User ID: 5502154 226112
Reviewed May. 9, 2015

"Great soup might try adding cabbage. It's delicious either way."

tipou User ID: 5632831 74321
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2014

"I don t eat soup,but i tried this one tasted it and its simply delicious very good can t stop at one bowl.Try it you will not regret it : ) have fun"

princesschikee User ID: 4318096 27374
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2011

"This is my second time making it. Such an easy recipe and is so good and healthy Definitely a keeper."

nramsey User ID: 3436141 29075
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2010

"This soup is delicious. My family loved it. I like it because it is a great way to get your daily serving of veggies."

penoll User ID: 1982847 81970
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2008

"One nice thing about vegetable soup you can add any vegetable you have on hand. Use your imagination. This soup is a great starting point."

margaret jane User ID: 2785449 33220
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2008

"This is excellent with cabbage added. Make it simple--use 1 Cup Coleslaw. Also, a couple of teaspoons of dill weed is good!"

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