This is just the best soup and men LOVE it. I sometimes use a combination of hamburger and ground Elk when I have it. Just enhances the flavor. Throw in any veggies you might have hanging around. I like squashes in it like zuchinni and summer yellow when in season. you can add spinach also. I run my tomatoes through the food processor as my husband does not like chunks of tomato in things. Very adaptable. Another comfort food winner!!
3-4 lbs. ground round or use half hamburger and half elk, buffalo whatever works for you
2 medium onions, thinly sliced
one 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes run thru food processor or can leave diced if you like.
1 16 ounce can stewed tomatoes, broken up with a spoon
1 can tomato soup
1 can consomme or beef broth
3 cups water
1 Tablespoon beef granules
1 16 ounce package frozen mixed vegetables( I really like C and W)
1 cup frozen or fresh corn
1 cup frozen or fresh green beans, cut in 1 inch pieces(I like the haricort verts).
I cup sliced carrots
1/2- 14 ounce pkg. coleslaw mix or shredded cabbage
Any other veggies you might like,I add 1 cup sliced zuchinni or mixed summer squash in season
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1 Tablespoon prepared mustard
salt to taste
Freshly ground pepper