Alphabet Soup

Alphabet Soup


"A quick and easy vegetable soup made with ground round and spicy vegetable juice cocktail. My kids love it!"


40 m servings 182 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 182 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 5.1 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.5g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 11.2 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 580 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the meat in a large stock pot, and cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain the meat, except for about 2 tablespoons of the juices.
  2. Dissolve the bouillon cubes in 3 cups of hot water, and add to the stock pot with the meat. Stir in spicy vegetable juice cocktail, mixed vegetables, alphabet pasta, and 6 cups of water. Simmer 20 minutes, or until pasta is tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve.
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  1. 40 Ratings


This was basic and I added some herbs in the end but it was a ton of fun, brought back great memories from when I was a kid and thought life couldn't get any better than Campbell's, and I have n...

After reading other reviews saying this was kind of bland I made a few modifications - I used 3 extra large beef bouillon cubes and just threw them in the soup without dissolving them at all and...

This is basically the same as the way I make vegetable and beef soup. Using the vegetable juice was recommended to me by a nutritionist years ago. You can use any combination of veggies that you...

This is yummy, economical and super easy. This could also be easily adapted to individual tastes. For example, i used just regular generic brand vegetable juice. Next time I think I'm gonna c...

I didn't like the strength of the V-8 juice. I think it would probably be better with regular tomato juice. I added a bit of extra water and cheddar cheese melted in and it was much better the...

This was a very easy dinner to make. All three of my kids liked it just the way it is. We also had a lot left over. That is always good in our house.

Wow...what a great and easy-to-make soup! I usually make changes to the recipe based on previous reviews or what I think might be better, but this one is wonderful just the way it is. We all l...

My picky husband really liked this soup, even with all the veggies, but I found it bland. Although the V-8 added some heat, the flavored lacked body.

Kids actually liked this a lot! I wasn't paying close enough attention to the recipe so ended up with this- 3 cans regular V8, 6 c water, 2 tubes beef boullion, 1lb. ground beef, and a half a b...