Here is a good cheap soup that you can make with chopped beef.
Chopped Beef Soup
1 lb ground beef (cheap stuff works fine)
4 stalks celery
2 baseball size yellow onions
4 baseball size potatoes
1 large can (32oz) of Whole peeled tomatoes
2 Tbsp. salt
8 cups of water
1 handful of rice or barley
1 Tbsp. black pepper
1/2 stick butter or marg.
Peel and chop carrots, peel and cube potatoes, set aside. Brown beef on medium high, add salt and pepper when it has turned brown if you have lean beef you may need to add 1/2 cup water to deglaze the pan, set aside when cooked.
Chop celery and onions into small pieces and saute in butter, in 8-quart pot. When onions are clear, add water rice or barley. Chop tomatoes in the can with a spatula and add to pot. Add beef. Cook on low heat for 3 hours and add potatoes and carrots
and cook for another 30 minutes. Serves 6
Grate cheddar cheese on and enjoy.
Submitted by Tom
This sounds great, Tom, good for large crowds too if you just increase the recipe! Thanks for sharing it with us! :o) - Michelle