Tuesday, August 18, 2015

HAMBURGER SPINACH SOUP

1 lb lean ground beef
5 cups water
2 cups cubed potatoes
1 cup shredded cabbage
1 cup chopped yellow onions
1 cup sliced celery
1/3 cup uncooked barley
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp pepper
1 bay leaf
1 can (28-oz) tomatoes - do not drain-, cut up
1 can green beans
1 pkg (9 - 10-oz) frozen chopped spinach

Brown the beef in a Dutch oven; drain off excess grease. Stir in all remaining ingredients except the spinach. Bring soup to a boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer half an hour. Add the frozen spinach, replace cover and simmer another 254 minutes. Remove the bay leaf before serving.


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