• 2 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion peeled and diced
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dry oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dry basil
  • 1/4 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1-1 1/2 pkg onion soup mix
  • 6 c water ( i use beef broth )
  • 1- 8oz can(s) tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1-15 oz can(s) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 c celery
  • 1 c carrots, sliced
  • 1 c white potato, peeled and cubed
  • garlic salt to taste
  • parmesan cheese, shredded
  • sour cream to serve


1. Brown ground beef and onion in a large pot. Drain if needed. Add spices and onion soup mix.
2. Stir in water, tomato sauce and soy sauce. Bring to a boil; then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients up to the potatoes bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer uncovered until potatoes and carrots are tender about 30 minutes. (Add more water/broth if needed).
3. Season to taste with garlic salt. Serve with shredded Parmesan cheese and sour cream.
Laura Mariano

Written by Laura Mariano

Laura Mariano is a food blogger who founded Recipes By Gymonset.com to make cooking easier. Growing up on a farm in Spain, Laura was inspired by exquisite dishes prepared using simple ingredients. Laura Mariano is particularly known for making anyone can cook.

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