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Hearty Vegetable Hamburger Soup

"You'll get a thumbs-up when you serve this veggie-packed soup," says Diane Mrozinski of Essexville, Michigan. You can substitute ground turkey for the beef, if you like, and easily double or triple the recipe to serve more people.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced carrot
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1 can (5-1/2 ounces) V8 juice
  • 1/4 cup frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup sliced zucchini
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried basil
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/2 cup cooked elbow macaroni

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the water, carrot and bouillon. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  • Add the V8 juice, corn, peas, mushrooms, zucchini, basil and pepper. Simmer 6-8 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender. Add macaroni; heat through.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 202 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 869mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 14g protein.

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  • jade222
    Mar 1, 2015

    Very good recipe. Quick, inexpensive and not a lot of ingredients. I did have to add some spices because it is very bland. Also, I used a can of tomato sauce with the v8 juice. I tripled the recipe and my husband loved it! Will definitely make this soup again.

  • pinkiepie
    Feb 6, 2013

    This was very bland not taste at all I added a can of tomatoes, some more beef broth, salt and some other seasoning. Then it was ok but not great.

  • hayqueen
    Jan 31, 2013

    This is my favorite go to recipe.

  • myrojisa
    Oct 5, 2011

    Great soup. Used spicy V-8 juice and shredded carrots. Triple-doubled that receipe and served at our church's soup supper. Was a big hit!

  • myrojisa
    Oct 5, 2011

    Love this soup. So easy. I used Spicy V-8 juice and shredded carrots. Even triple- doubled it for soup supper at church. It was a big hit!