Hamburger Vegetable Beef Soup

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Recipe by South Your Mouth

Hamburger Vegetable Beef Soup
a.k.a. School Soup
1 pound lean ground beef (90/10 or better)
1 small onion, diced
Salt & pepper to taste
2 cans mixed vegetables (such as Veg-All), undrained
1 can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can water
1 large potato, peeled and cubed
5 beef bullion cubes (or equivalent amount of granules)
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

Brown ground beef with onion, salt and pepper in a Dutch oven or soup pot until beef is cooked through. Do not drain. *GASP!*  Trust me, you need the fat and flavor and we’re using lean ground beef, remember?

Add remaining ingredients and simmer over medium-low heat for one hour.  Remove from heat and allow soup to rest for 30 minutes before serving.