Mom used to always make this soup. Really good with dunking bread.
½ to 1 lb. ground beef
4 C cut up veggies (potatoes, carrots, celery, onions, zucchini…)
1 28 oz. can tomatoes
3 C water
2 t. salt or 2 beef bouillon cubes
1 bay leaf
1/8 t. basil
Cook meat and onion in saucepan until brown. Drain fat. Add remaining ingredients; simmer about 20 minutes, until veggies are tender.