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Fox 19 Anchors sure loved the 20 Minute Vegetable Soup!

IMG_4769You know the recipe I shared the other day for my 20 minute vegetable soup (OK, it may take about 30 minutes from start to finish depending upon your stove, etc.) Well I made it on Sunday morning with Jessica Brown and Catherine Bodak and they loved it!  I used Mama Marie’s pasta sauce for it (she’s Jungle Jim’s mom).  So I wanted to share a few photos of the segment.

IMG_4772The staff after the show enjoying the soupIMG_4766

No matter how many times I make it, this soup is always a hit


This soup has a cult following. I’m not surprised. It’s really that good, and really that easy. Can you tell what the secret ingredient is?

l-1/2 pounds lean ground beef – I used sirloin in the photo recipe

1 heaping cup chopped yellow or white onion, not sweet onion

2 cloves garlic, minced – a generous teaspoon

1 jar chunky garden style pasta sauce

2 cans low sodium beef broth (about 28-32 oz)

Water to taste (start with 1 or 2 soup cans of water or 2 cups water and go from there)

10 oz. can tomatoes and chilies or 14.5 oz. diced tomatoes if you don’t want it spicy

1 pound or so frozen soup or mixed vegetables, thawed (sometimes mixed veggies come in 10 oz. packages so just use 2 of those)

Several handfuls any fresh greens

Cheddar for garnish

Sauté meat, onion and garlic together in pot until meat is cooked. Now add everything else but the greens. Bring to a boil and let simmer for about 20 or even 30 minutes. Toss in greens and cook until just wilted, about a minute more.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen: A potato masher works wonders to break up the ground beef as it cooks.

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  1. Julane Simpson

    I lost a soup recipe from you that was made with 8 cans of vegetables and a can of chile It was very good and I would love to Mae it again.Thank you

    1. Rita Heikenfeld

      Hi, Julane,
      I will post it again – and am so glad you like the soup. I think it was called 7 or 8 can soup. Give me a few minutes.

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