Cookbook/Hearty Beef Vegetable Soup

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This is one of my favorites that my mom used to make for me.



  1. In a 4-quart saucepan, over medium-high heat, brown beef in margarine.
  2. Add onion; cook until tender.
  3. Stir in beef broth, water, celery, and basil; bring to a boil.
  4. Cover; reduce heat and simmer 1 hour.
  5. Add tomatoes, carrots, noodles; bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 25 minutes.
  7. Stir in spinach; cook 5 minutes more.

Makes 10 cups.

Notes, tips and variations

  • For a hearty stew, remove 1 cup broth from soup; stir in 3 tablespoons flour until smooth. Return to soup mixture; cook and stir until thickened.