There is nothing better than a bowl of hearty soup on a cold day – and we have a cold day in Tennessee today! It will be down in the single digits tonight, and yet for all the shivering and high heating bills, we don’t get the fun of any snow. Oh well, at least we can enjoy snuggling together and warming up our insides with something yummy!
One of my family’s favorite winter soups is hamburger vegetable soup. The beauty of this soup, besides how easy it is to make, is that you can use whatever vegetables you have on hand and it always turns out great. l always double or triple it so it will last at least an extra day. Give it a try; it may become a family favorite in your house, too!
1-1/2 lbs hamburger meat
2-3 cloves garlic
1 can tomato puree
1 box ( 4 cups) beef broth
4 cups of vegetables: your choice of carrots, celery, green beans, corn, peas, lima beans, chopped potato
salt, pepper, basil, bay leaf added to taste
Brown hamburger meat with onions and garlic. Add tomato puree and beef broth. Bring to a boil and add vegetables. You may need to add more broth or water if you add a lot of vegetables. Simmer for about two hours. Serve with fresh bread or crackers and a salad.