1 lb.(or about) beef for soup (sirloin preferred)
1 large. can of beef stock/broth or 2 regular sized cans
1 medium onion chopped
3 stalks celery chopped
3 carrots chopped
1 can chopped tomatoes
1 bag frozen mixed vegetables
3 tblsp. olive oil or vegetable oil
3 tblsp. or so of Worshestire sauce
beer, left over wine, cooking sherry, or V8 juice
mix of herbs and spices (things in your spice cabinet)
water as needed
Cut meat into bite sized pieces and saute in bottom of large soup pot in oil until nice color
add chopped onions, brown for a few more minutes
add salt and pepper and whatever spices happen to be handy, pour in the beef stock and chopped canned tomatoes, add chopped carrots, cover and let cook for about an hour, check on it periodically and stir.
Each time you check on it, throw some more herbs into the pot and shake in some worshestire sauce.
Cooks over medium heat, as necessary add liquids, beer, wine, sherry.
Add salt and pepper as needed.
Allow to simmer for awhile (as long as needed) so that the flavors and consistency look good.
At the very end, throw a medium sized bag of frozen mixed vegetables and
continue cooking until all is hot.