Nancy Johnson’s Beef Vegetable Soup

January 25, 2016

 Nancy Johnson was the mother of a friend of mine when I was a little girl living in Fargo.  This is her soup recipe.  I am so glad she shared this recipe oh so many years ago.  It has always been called Nancy Johnson’s soup and I have eaten it every winter since I was eight.  It is by far the  best beef vegetable soup I have eaten and I make a batch of it at least twice a winter.  I hope it you try it.  Enjoy.


Makes one large stock pot of soup




3 or 4 lbs. beef soup bones

2½ lbs. beef stew meat

2½ quarts water

2 cups tomato juice

1 small onion, chopped

1 tsp. salt or to taste

¼ head cabbage, chopped

6 carrots, chopped,

1 cup dices potatoes 

½ cup celery, chopped

¼ cup barley



Combine all ingredients in a large stockpot and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to low and cook until potatoes and carrots are tender – usually a couple of hours.


*I never measure the veggies.  I just chop up a bunch of each and add them to the pot.  Comes out perfect every time.



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