HAMBURGER SOUP

HAMBURGER SOUP

2 c. diced onions
1 lb. ground round
1 c. diced carrots
1 c. diced celery
1 c. diced red pepper
1 c. diced green pepper
1 c. frozen peas
1/2 to 1 c. uncooked rice
salt and pepper to taste
8 c. beef broth
4 c. water
4 c. tomato juice (if you want a clear liquid, use water instead of tomato juice)

Sauté onion until clear. Sauté hamburger until all pink is gone. Drain if desired. Bring liquid to boil and add all ingredients. Simmer 20 minutes. Add whatever other vegetables or ingredients you may have on hand if desired. Hamburger may also be formed into tiny balls if desired. Brown well.