Here is the recipe I promised. We had it last night,will have it again tonight and just maybe tomorrow night if there's any left. This recipe is from an aunt in Nebraska and is the FULL recipe. You may want to cut it in half... or not!
In a LARGE pot, brown and drain 2lbs of ground beef, sirloin or turkey
1 Large onion, chopped
2 Cups celery, roughly diced
2 Cups Carrots, diced
3 1/2 Cups potatoes, diced
5 1/2 Cups water
1 Quart tomato juice or V8
3 Tsp salt
1 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
Simmer one hour until veggies are tender
Sound easy?? It is! I hope you try it on a cold, rainy night or anytime.