This Poor Man’s Soup Is My Grandma’s Secret Recipe

Yes, I absolutely agree! I have tried so many variations to this soup and they are always just as wonderful as the last!



1 to 1 1/2 lbs ground beef or ground turkey

1 can (10 oz) diced tomatoes and green chilies (or Rotel)

16 oz. package Del Monte frozen mixed vegetables

6-8 potatoes peeled and diced

1 small onion diced

6 beef bouillon cubes

8 cups water

salt and pepper to taste


Brown meat on stove top and drain grease. Combine all ingredients, heat over low for about an hour. Add salt and pepper to taste and voila- dinner’s served! Enjoy this low-cost meal, which makes enough to serve a family of four for dinner and leftovers for lunch the next day.

This can also be prepared for the crockpot. Simply brown the beef or turkey and combine all ingredients in crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Fresh ingredients can also be used if you have them, and are so delish!