Homemade vegetable beef soup - quick and easy!
1 or 2 cans of green beans
1 can of diced tomatoes (or crushed)
4-5 med sized potatoes, peeled and diced
1 large onion chopped
1-2 cups of frozen peas
garlic chopped (or dry minced)
season to taste with salt & pepper
While putting together ingredients, precook a pound of ground beef in skillet and drain. To speed up frozen meat, add to skillet with a cup or two of water and simmer till brown, then drain.
For a quicker meal, this can be cooked stove top in a pot and boiled, but I prefer using a crockpot. Adding ingredients first, I top off with water then turn crockpot on high and that's it!
What's especially great about this dish is that it can be stretched into another meal by adding more green beans, diced tomatoes, and some extra potatoes. This soup is also handy for adding leftovers from other meals (fried potatoes, corn, spinach, etc.)
Serve with crackers or throw together a quick batch of cornbread. Enjoy!