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Family-Favorite Soup

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 50 min.


6-8 servings

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


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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