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Hearty Hamburger Soup

Two generations of my family—so far!—have made this soup a cold-weather specialty.—Mrs. Ivan Hochstetter, Shipshewana, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings (2 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cups tomato juice
  • 1 cup finely chopped carrot
  • 1 cup finely chopped peeled potato
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • WHITE SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups milk

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the tomato juice, carrot and potato. Stir in seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in vegetable mixture; heat through.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 274 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 1014mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 16g protein.

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