It's a cold night here in Florida, the perfect time for soup. This great soup be started in the morning, simmering until dinner time. It is also a great way to use up whatever is in the pantry as far as vegetables are concerned. Ingredients: 2 pounds beef (I use whatever is on sale) 3 carrots 6 cups beef broth 1 can corn 1 can green beans 1 can diced tomatoes 3 medium potatoes 1/2 teaspoon basil 1 teaspoon granulated garlic 1 teaspoon onion powder Begin by cubing the beef. Next, add it to a pan and browning it on all sides. Add all the ingredients except the potatoes to a large soup pot. Bring the soup to a slow boil. Cover and reduce to simmer. Allow to cook for 5 to 6 hours, until the meat is tender. Add cubed potatoes and simmer until cooked. Add to bowls and enjoy.