Beefy Vegetable Soup
Ingredients: (serves 13)
2 pounds ground beef
½ cup butter or margarine
½ cup all-purpose flour
1½ quarts water
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped carrot
1 cup chopped celery
1 10-ounce package frozen mixed vegetables
1 28-ounce can tomatoes, undrained and chopped
1 15-ounce can tomato sauce with tomato bits
1½ tablespoons beef-flavored bouillon granules
1½ teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons pepper
Brown ground beef in a large Dutch oven, stirring to crumble. Drain well, and set aside.
Melt butter in same Dutch oven; add flour and cook over low heat 3 to 5 minutes or until a smooth paste forms. Gradually add water, stirring constantly; cook over medium heat until bubbly, stirring occasionally. Add ground beef and remaining ingredients.
Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour.