The Best Hearty Meat and Vegetable Soup

A delicious and hearty serving of meat and vegetables!

There’s not much better on a warm summer day than a hot bowl of meat and vegetable soup, but we don’t always have the time to prepare it from scratch. Follow these steps using the surefire drain and rinse method and you’ll be enjoying The Best Hearty Meat and Vegetable Soup in no time!

Meat and Vegetable Soup Recipe

Not long ago, I found myself preparing one of my delicious drain-and-rinse recipes and, while waiting for the sauce to finish draining out of the bits of meat, I heard a strange noise beneath the kitchen sink. At first I thought it was merely the dripping from my strainer, but it was a noise that I didn’t recognize – it was kind of a thump-thump noise. My second guess was my cat, Alphonse, was trapped under the kitchen counter and pawing at the cupboard door. Cats will get into anything if you leave a door open! So I dropped what I was doing and opened the cupboard door only to remember, I don’t own a cat. I closed the door and the sound subsided … for a few moments. Then it started again! Thump-thump-thump! Baffled, I started looking in and around the kitchen sink, then under it (again, except this time not looking for a cat I don’t own), but I still could not figure out the source of this strange noise. So I stood up, and stood still. I was as quiet as I could be. I heard the humming of the refrigerator and the tick-tock of my wall clock, marking the moments of this mystery. After a pause, and not hearing the noise, I returned to preparing my food. For the third time I heard it! It was then that I discovered the source of this audio that was making me irascible; it was me! I was tapping my foot on the floor. Oh Ludivine! You silly goose!

On to the recipe!

The Best Hearty Meat and Vegetable Soup

Hearty meat and vegetable soup is comforting and savory, and the perfect meal after a busy day. A drain, and rinse, and a quick turn on the stove and your dinner is complete!

Prep Time 1 min Cook Time 4 min Total Time 5 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 1 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



  1. Open the can of pasta sauce with meat and empty into a strainer. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and drain until all liquid is removed. Set it aside.

  2. Open the can of vegetable soup into a saucepan and place over medium heat on a stove. Stir occasionally until hot.

  3. Combine the drained meat with the soup and stir to combine. Keep over heat for another minute or two to ensure the soup is hot.

  4. Serve in a bowl and season with a dash of salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

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