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Simple Vegetable Beef Soup

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“This recipe is based on my mother's hearty vegetable beef soup. I always serve this soup with grilled cheese sandwiches. Note: My mother likes tomato-based dishes a bit sweet; however, you may leave out the sugar if you don't like it.”
1hr 30mins

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  1. In a large stockpot on medium heat, combine tomato juice, broth, vegetables, sugar, butter, herbs, spices and Tabasco sauce. Stir occasionally.
  2. In the meantime, cook the onions in oil for about 3 minutes in a skillet on medium heat. Then add beef and garlic to the pan. Cook until beef is done but not browned (be sure to keep any chucks of beef broken up).
  3. Place the cooked beef, onions, and garlic into the stockpot with the other ingredients. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir to mix everything well, and simmer for at least 30 minutes. Serve hot.
  4. Refrigerate or freeze leftovers with the bay leaves removed.

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