1/2 cup butter 1 cup flour 3 cups chopped onion 2 cups sliced carrots 2 cups sliced celery 2 lbs. (or 4 cups) mixed veggies 2 (1 lb.) cans diced tomatoes (I use Zesty) 1 Tablespoon Accent 8 cubes beef boullion 2 teaspons black pepper 2 envelopes Lipton Onion Soup Mix 8 cups hot water 4 lbs. ground beef, cooked
Melt butter in a large pot. Stir in flour. Add water slowly and stir. Add cooked meat, veggies, and seasonings. Bring to boil. Simmer until veggies are cooked, about 1 hour.
(Or use your crockpot. In that case, add in everything except your carrots and mixed veggies. Simmer all day long. Add carrots/mixed veggies for the last hour.)