1 lb ground meat (ground round or sirloin)
1 c each: chopped onions, sliced celery, sliced turnip (optional)
2 - 3 c. approx. mixed vegetables
1 - 2 cans diced tomatoes
1/4 tsp. each: parsley, pepper
1/8 tsp salt (optional)
6 cans (3 cartons) low sodium beef broth
2 cloves garlic crushed & chopped
pinch red pepper flakes
In a skillet, brown hamburger over medium high heat 8-10 minutes, drain off excess fat.
Peel, crush and chop garlic.
In large saucepan combine, broth, tomatoes, onions, celery, hamburger, turnips, mixed vegetables, salt, pepper, parsley, garlic. Bring to a boil, for 15 min. stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and let simmer for 1- 2 hours.