Vegetable Soup to Feed three Families

Last week I had a couple of friends with new bambinos to take food to. With the cool snap, I thought vegetable soup would be an appropriate meal choice. I made enough for three families, hence the title. Half the recipe if you don't want to feed a small army and you'll probably still have plenty to freeze.


3lbs  ground beef
2 small onions diced
4 stalks celery diced
1 cup frozen carrots
1 cup frozen corn
1 cup frozen black eyed peas
1 cup frozen Lima beans
1 cup frozen green beans
1 cup frozen green peas
2 baking potatoes peeled and diced
46 oz of V8 or tomato juice
{4} 28 oz cans diced tomatoes {not drained}
approximately 2 cups beef broth
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon salt {more if needed}
1 teaspoon pepper


In a little vegetable oil on medium, saute diced onion and celery until tender, set aside. Brown ground beef, drain, then add to onion and celery. Next add canned tomatoes, V8, & beef broth. Bring to a simmer. Add all the frozen vegetables and potatoes. Last add Worcestershire sauce, thyme, and salt and pepper. Bring to a slow and low boil for 45 minutes or until potatoes are tender. 

I used 2 large pots to cook this - it seriously makes a TON o' soup. I split up the soup mixture after I added the tomatoes, broth, and V8.
All vegetables can be added in greater or lesser quantities. There are no hard and fast rules.
It is delicious with corn bread or a grilled cheese!


  1. Yum. I'm obsessed with soup right now!! Made 3 in the last week...

  2. Ok, I made this today and its absolutely wonderful! I did measure it out, cup by cup, so I would know what I was working with for future reference. It made exactly 7.5 quarts of soup, or 30 cups. Next time, I think I'll add the rest of the V8 from the bottle to make an even 8 quarts. It was wonderful this evening with a grilled cheese. I also made a batch of the freezer sandwiches and can't wait to see how they are:) I used the traditional hamburger buns but also used 2 small pkgs of Hawaiian King rolls (the small ones, 8 rolls total) to make mini sandwiches. They were on sale, so I grabbed 2 pkgs. I thought they might be nice when we don't want a whole sandwich. I'll let ya know how they are! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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