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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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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"

Reviewed May. 9, 2015

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

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"

Reviewed Oct. 25, 2011

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

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."

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