Recipe of the Week: Poverty Soup

The following simple recipe for “Poverty Soup” — a hamburger-vegetable soup is from SurvivalBlog reader F.C.. It serves four adults. To save money, home-grown tomatoes and vegetables can be used instead, if you are a veggie gardener.

  • 1 to 1-1/2 lbs of ground beef (or venison, or ground turkey)
  • 1 can (10 oz) diced tomatoes and green chilies (or Rotel)
  • 16 oz. package of frozen mixed vegetables
  • 6-8 potatoes, peeled and diced to spoon size
  • 1 small onion diced, or equivalent in dehydrated onion flakes.
  • 6 beef bouillon cubes
  • 8 cups water
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  1. Brown meat on stove top and drain grease.
  2. Combine all ingredients.
  3. Heat over low for about an hour.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Crockpot Variation

This simple recipe can also be cooked in a crockpot. Just brown the meat first and combine all ingredients in your crockpot. Cook on the low setting for 6-to-8 hours.

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