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School Soup


School soup refers to the soup the cafeteria ladies made every Friday. They willingly shared their recipe with a family who looked forward to the yummy comfort food every week.

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  • 1 (48-ounce) can tomato juice
  • 1 pound fresh lean ground beef
  • 1 bag frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 (8.5-ounce) can lima beans or great northern beans
  • 1 (14-ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, mashed and with juice or a can of Ro-tel tomatoes
  • 2 potatoes, diced
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


Servings 6
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 60mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Bring tomato juice to a boil. Slowly add crumbled ground beef. Cook until beef is separated. Add onions, mixed vegetables, potatoes, salt and Worcestershire sauce. Cook over medium heat until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.

Add more salt if desired.


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