Robust Beef Soup: A Hearty Delight


This robust beef soup is a quick, easy, and budget-friendly meal packed with vegetables, lean beef, diced tomatoes, and potatoes. It’s perfect for making ahead of time, reheats beautifully, and freezes exceptionally well.


  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 white onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, adjust to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, adjust to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, adjust to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 packet (1 1/2 ounce) onion soup mix
  • 6 cups water, add more for desired consistency
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes, with juice
  • 1 can (15 ounces) corn, drained
  • 1 cup celery, sliced
  • 1/4 cup celery leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup fresh carrots, sliced
  • 1 cup white potatoes, peeled and diced
  • Garlic salt, to taste
  • Shredded parmesan cheese, for serving
  • Sour cream, for serving


  1. In a large pot, brown the ground beef and onion. Drain if necessary.
  2. Add the spices and onion soup mix.
  3. Stir in water, tomato sauce, and soy sauce. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover, and let it simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients up to the potatoes. Bring the mixture to a boil again, then reduce the heat and let it simmer uncovered until the potatoes and carrots are tender, about 30 minutes. (Add more water if needed).
  5. Season the soup to taste with garlic salt.
  6. Serve the soup with a sprinkle of shredded parmesan cheese and a dollop of sour cream.
  7. Enjoy your meal!

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