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Hearty Vegetable Beef Soups

Author: Linda Wilson

Vegetable-Beef soups are great ways to combine many of your daily nutrients into one pot. They are hearty and filling but even better they are easy and economical. Here are two very different vegetable-beef soups for you to select from. You might even want to try them both! What would a Southern Vegetable Beef Soup be without okra? There's an ingredient you don't find in your everyday vegetable soup! Caraway Beef Vegetable Soup has more of an old-world style. Surprise your family with a vegetable soup that is out of the ordinary.



SOUTHERN VEGETABLE BEEF SOUP



4 cups potatoes, peeled and cubed



6 cups water



1 lb. lean ground beef



5 tsp beef bouillon granules



1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed tomato soup, undiluted



2 cups frozen corn



2 cups frozen sliced carrots



2 cups frozen cut green beans



2 cups frozen sliced okra



3 tbsp dried minced onion



In a large stew pot or a Dutch oven, bring the potatoes and water to a boil. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes until potatoes are tender. Menwhile, cook beef in a large skillet until it is no longer pink. Drain well and rinse with hot water. Add the bouillon, soup, all vegetables, onion and beef to the potato pot. Return to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for about 10 minutes or until soup is heated through. Stir occasionally during the cooking process.




CARAWAY BEEF-VEGETABLE SOUP




2 bacon slices, cut into pieces




1/2 lb round steak, cut into small pieces




1 can beef broth




1 can diced tomatoes, undrained




2 cups water




1/4 cup chili sauce or catsup




1/2 tsp caraway seed




2 cups coarsely chopped cabbage




1 cup sliced carrots




1/4 cup quick-cooking barley




In a 3-qt saucepan, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Add beef; cook, stirring, until beef is browned. Stir in broth, tomatoes, water, sauce and caraway seeds. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Stir in cabbage, carrots and barley. Continue to simmer about 20 minutes until beef and barley are tender.




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