This soup is a budget friendly recipe that is quick to make, works great on either the stove top or slow cooker, freezes well and wins rave reviews every single time.
Spice it up a little by using hot Rotel instead of original, or toss in some some extra peppers if you really like the heat.
Remember, a recipe is merely a starting point. Don’t be afraid to veer a little off-script. You know your own tastes and likes better than I do.
1 to 1 1/2 lbs ground beef or ground turkey (I used ground beef)
1 can (10 oz) diced tomatoes and green chilies (or Rotel)
16 oz. package frozen mixed vegetables
6-8 potatoes peeled and diced
1 small onion diced
6 beef bouillon cubes
8 cups water
salt and pepper to taste
Brown meat on stove top and drain grease. Combine all ingredients, heat over low for about an hour. Add salt and pepper to taste and voila- dinner’s served! Enjoy this low-cost meal, which makes enough to serve a family of four for dinner and leftovers for lunch the next day.
This can also be prepared for the crockpot. Simply brown the beef or turkey and combine all ingredients in crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
Fresh ingredients can also be used if you have them, and are so delish!