Vegetable Beef Soup used to be a favourite soup at one of the very popular family restaurant chains while I was growing up. This recipe is adapted from one which came from a friend of my mother’s many years ago. It has been tweaked slightly including the addition of my favourite red peppers. I also substitute V8 juice for the tomato juice for a richer, more complex flavour. After using Italian canned tomatoes one time (bought by mistake), I now add just a touch of Italian herbs to the soup. Hot sauce is optional. I suppose you could also use a pinch of red pepper flakes is you like that touch of heat.
Very low fat and full of vegetables, this is a complete meal is a bowl. Add your favourite bread or buns and dinner is served!!