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Vegetable Soup

I’ve never been a big fan of vegetable soup!  In other words, I’ll never reach for it at the grocery store or order it at a restaurant.  But there is one vegetable soup I love.  It’s the vegetable soup my mom used to make for us and the only one I’ve ever made.  Until now I don’t think the recipe has ever been written down, I just make it the way my mom did.

Recently my husband Paul, asked me to make some of “my vegetable soup” (he’s hooked on it now too), which started my thinking that maybe someone else might just like this easy recipe too.  So now I’m sharing it with all of you in hopes that you’ll enjoy!

How we make our vegetable soup…

We start by peeling some russet potatoes, cutting them into bite size pieces and placing them in a soup pot or dutch oven.  Next we chop up a small head of cabbage and add that to the potatoes.  Cover with water, add about 10-12 beef bouillon cubes and allow to simmer for awhile.  In the meantime lightly brown 2 pounds of hamburger meat (yes, hamburger meat!).  Drain the hamburger and add to the potatoes and cabbage.  Add a large can of stewed tomatoes (juice and all) and allow to simmer for about an hour.  Taste and season additionally according to taste.  Maybe more bouillon, salt, pepper, parsley, onion or whatever your favorite seasoning happens to be.  Add a medium sized bag of frozen mixed vegetables and allow to simmer for at least 30 minutes, until vegetables are tender.

Homemade vegetable soup, the perfect warm and nurturing comfort food! #soup #vegetables #goodfood… Click To Tweet

Serve with crackers or even better, warm bread straight from the oven with melting butter running over the edge. Mmmm!

Printable recipe…

Homemade Vegetable Soup, warm comfort food! (by Aging Like a Fine Wine)

Homemade Vegetable Soup, warm comfort food!      (by Aging Like a Fine Wine)

Ingredients

  • Russet potatoes - about 3 pounds
  • Cabbage - 1 head
  • Beef Bouillon Cubes - 12 cubes
  • Hamburger - 2 pounds of low fat, 93/7% version
  • Stewed Tomatoes - large can
  • Frozen Mixed Vegetables - medium sized bag
  • Seasonings - salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Cut potatoes into bite size pieces and place in a large pot or dutch oven.
  2. Chop up desired amount of cabbage and add to potatoes.
  3. Cover with water and add 10-12 bouillon cubes.
  4. Cover pot and bring to a boil, turn down and allow to simmer.
  5. Lightly brown hamburger and add to soup pot.
  6. Allow all to simmer until potatoes are tender.
  7. Add can of stewed tomatoes, juice and all.
  8. Add bag of frozen mixed vegetables.
  9. Season to taste - I have always just used salt and pepper to season with. But you may want to add something more, like parsley, onion or ??
  10. Simmer at least an additional 30 minutes.
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Thank you for reading, have a great day and enjoy the soup!

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{ 12 comments }
Kris January 23, 2017, 10:04 am

I love vegetable soup made with ground beef. This one sounds really yummy. I will make it for sure. Especially as our AZ weather plummets to a chilly 60 degrees! 🙂

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Teresa January 23, 2017, 1:04 pm

A sunny 60 degrees sounds wonderful! Our temps haven’t been too bad, but it has been dreary and rainy. I’m craving some sunshine. Thank you for your comments!

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Dana Rodriguez January 27, 2017, 6:51 pm

This looks delicious and so easy. Thanks for the recipe. I pinned it so I can make this soon!

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Teresa January 29, 2017, 10:56 pm

Thank you for your comment and for pinning. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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Pamela Shank January 31, 2017, 1:04 pm

Homemade vegetable soup is the only kind that I like too. I make the recipe that my mother made also! I have never had it with hamburger in it. It looks delicious. Thanks for sharing your precious recipe.
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Teresa February 1, 2017, 7:38 am

Hi Pam, Thank you for stopping by and reading about my soup recipe. I see so many fantastic recipes on your site! I’ll be checking out your Super Bowl Foods! Teresa

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Create With Joy February 2, 2017, 7:35 pm

Congrats Teresa – you are our Friend Of The Week at Friendship Friday at Create With Joy!

Enjoy your reign – I love Vegetable Soup and yours looks delicious!

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Teresa February 4, 2017, 10:34 pm

Thank you very much! I feel it is an incredible honor!

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Grammy Dee March 16, 2017, 11:58 am

Yum! Love that kind of soup. Thank you Teresa for sharing this post at Wednesday AIM Link Party at Grammy’s Grid. I shared it on social media. Hope you get lots of traffic!
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Teresa March 16, 2017, 9:29 pm

It is a good soup! Thank you so much for sharing on social media!

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kristin mccarthy March 18, 2017, 2:07 pm

Well HELLO super easy dinner tonight!

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Teresa March 18, 2017, 7:18 pm

I hope you enjoy it!

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