The following easy vegetable soup recipe uses V-8 juice as its base. This delicious and nutritious beverage is loaded with the natural antioxidant Lypocene, which gives tomatoes their red color. In addition to those tomatoes V-8 also encompasses the natural flavors and benefits of beets, celery, carrots, lettuce, parsley, watercress and spinach.
This is a lo-cal, heart healthy meal that’s packed with zest. If desired the lean ground beef can be substituted with ground turkey in this easy vegetable soup recipe. Low sodium V-8 is an available alternative as well as Spicy Hot V-8 for that extra kick.
1 to 2 large cans V-8 juice
2 lbs. lean hamburger
1 can okra, drained
1 can white corn, drained
2 (32 oz.) cans mixed vegetables or large bag of frozen vegetables
2 to 3 stalks celery, chopped
1 to 2 cans stewed tomatoes
3 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
Garlic powder to taste
Ground pepper to taste
1. Brown meat, drain. Add V-8 juice and all other ingredients.
2. Simmer at least 30 minutes, longer if possible.
3. Serve with flour tortillas filled with low fat Mozzarella cheese and heated in the microwave until cheese has melted.
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