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Savory Winter Soup

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours

Makes

14 servings (3-1/2 quarts)

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
Savory Winter Soup Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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.
To save chopping time, use frozen sliced carrots and cubed hash brown potatoes in Savory Winter Soup.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 163 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 583mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 14g protein.

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